• The Jeter Meter

    Posted by on September 30th, 2008 · Comments (3)

    Here’s a random yet fun slice of the big baseball pie via Baseball-Reference.com’s Play Index Batting Game Finder…

    Since 1956, players with the most games where they reached base 2+ times within the first 1,985 games of their career:

                       Games Link to Individual Games
    +-----------------+-----+-------------------------+
     Wade Boggs         1180 Ind. Games
     Frank Thomas       1179 Ind. Games
     Rickey Henderson   1169 Ind. Games
     Edgar Martinez     1136 Ind. Games
     Jeff Bagwell       1134 Ind. Games
     Derek Jeter        1120 Ind. Games
     Manny Ramirez      1116 Ind. Games
     Joe Morgan         1108 Ind. Games
     Barry Bonds        1107 Ind. Games
     Chipper Jones      1102 Ind. Games
     Gary Sheffield     1087 Ind. Games
     Jim Thome          1079 Ind. Games
     Alex Rodriguez     1077 Ind. Games
     Carl Yastrzemski   1072 Ind. Games
     Pete Rose          1072 Ind. Games
     Tim Raines         1071 Ind. Games
     Bernie Williams    1062 Ind. Games
     John Olerud        1062 Ind. Games
     Frank Robinson     1061 Ind. Games
     Paul Molitor       1053 Ind. Games
     Tony Gwynn         1052 Ind. Games
     Craig Biggio       1052 Ind. Games
     Mark Grace         1048 Ind. Games
     Rod Carew          1039 Ind. Games
     Roberto Alomar     1028 Ind. Games
    +-----------------+-----+-------------------------+

    Say what you want about Derek Jeter…but, you can’t say that he doesn’t reach base…and often.  (And, yes, I used 1,985 games since that’s the number of games that Jeter has played in his career, so far.)

    Comments on The Jeter Meter

    1. MJ
      September 30th, 2008 | 11:09 am

      18th highest OBP among current MLB players. It’s one of his best skills, no doubt. All those HBP’s (5th highest HBP among current; 26th all time) don’t hurt the cause either. He’s got the bruises to prove it.

    2. DJ21996
      September 30th, 2008 | 3:53 pm

      He is a great table setter. The best #2 hitter that many of us will ever see.

    3. Corey
      September 30th, 2008 | 6:23 pm

      I forget how good Frank Thomas was back in the day…Edgar Martinez is one of my favorite players…I loved to watch that guy hit

    Leave a reply

    You must be logged in to post a comment.