• Bernie Williams & Ken Singleton

    Posted by on October 30th, 2005 · Comments (5)

    I was just playing around with the latest edition of the Sabermetric Baseball Encyclopedia, running some sorts and the like, and then I can across this one:

    bernie.jpg

    These are Ken’s lifetime stats and Bernie’s through the 2005 season. Could they be any closer? And, it’s fun because they were both switch hitters.

    What’s telling to me is the last season for each batter. Singleton’s last year was 1984. And, it was the worst season that he had in his career. Last year was Williams’ worst season in the bigs with the bat. Ken elected to retire. I think Bernie should do the same.

    Comments on Bernie Williams & Ken Singleton

    1. October 30th, 2005 | 3:44 pm

      Just realized that you need to click the permalink

      http://www.waswatching.com/archives/2005/10/bernie_williams_3.html

      in order to see all the stats. (If you’re look from the main index.) Sorry about that.

    2. October 30th, 2005 | 3:49 pm

      PS – if you like these types of compares, then you should buy my book!

    3. Don
      October 31st, 2005 | 2:09 pm

      Bernie filed for FA. The money, always the money.

    4. Raf
      October 31st, 2005 | 2:50 pm

      Bernie filed for FA. The money, always the money.
      ———-

      *shrug* Don Mattingly filed for FA back in ’95 too…

    5. rbj
      October 31st, 2005 | 2:59 pm

      You always file for FA. Even if you are looking at retirement, maybe the Royals have fit of insanity and offer you $15 mil for one year.

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