• Even More Fun With The Complete Baseball Encyclopedia

    Posted by on September 19th, 2009 · Comments (0)

    Lee Sinins is noodling over some enhancements to the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia. He’s looking into adding the option to now sort by “Division” when sorting stats…and not just by everyone, “League” and “Team.” Also, he’s working on adding a “Championship” option to the sorting screen.

    As Lee shared: “In other words, either for single season, when the team won a championship or, for career figures, his career total for those seasons. Here’s the classifications that I’m using — 1) World Champions, 2) pennant winner, 3) first place, 4) made the postseason and 5) missed postseason.”

    Related, Lee passed along some interesting sorts using these new wrinkles – with stats through last season and not including 2009. Here they are…

    Derek Jeter’s the only player ever with 3 consecutive years with 200+ hits in World Championship seasons.

    1  Derek Jeter  1998-00 3 
    T2 Lou Gehrig   1927-28 2 
    T2 Al Simmons   1929-30 2 
    T2 Joe DiMaggio 1936-37 2 
    T2 Lou Gehrig   1936-37 2 
    T2 Pete Rose    1975-76 2 
    

    Cal Ripken holds the AL East record for career HR.

    1  Cal Ripken       431 
    T2 Jim Rice         365 
    T2 Joe Carter       365 
    4  Dwight Evans     363 
    5  Carlos Delgado   336 
    6  Eddie Murray     321 
    7  Graig Nettles    306 
    8  Cecil Fielder    302 
    9  Bernie Williams  287 
    10 Carl Yastrzemski 283 
    

    Ron Guidry is the only pitcher in AL East history with 10+ career shutouts in World Championship seasons.

    1  Ron Guidry       14 
    T2 Mike Boddicker    5 
    T2 David Wells       5 
    T2 Jim Palmer        5 
    T5 Mike Cuellar      4 
    T5 Ed Figueroa       4 
    T7 Jack Morris       3 
    T7 Todd Stottlemyre  3 
    T9 Mike Torrez       2 
    T9 Dan Petry         2 
    T9 Jimmy Key         2 
    T9 Ramiro Mendoza    2 
    T9 Scott McGregor    2 
    T9 Hideki Irabu      2 
    T9 Jim Hardin        2 
    T9 Catfish Hunter    2 
    T9 Orlando Hernandez 2 
    

    Derek Jeter holds the record for most hits in a first place season.

     
    1  Derek Jeter     1948 
    2  Chipper Jones   1811 
    T3 Joe DiMaggio    1699 
    T3 Mickey Mantle   1699 
    5  Yogi Berra      1684 
    6  Bernie Williams 1577 
    7  Reggie Jackson  1513 
    8  Frankie Frisch  1480 
    9  Andruw Jones    1441 
    10 Lou Gehrig      1405 
    

    Everybody with 100+ HR in World Championship seasons was a Yankee.

    1  Joe DiMaggio     245 
    2  Mickey Mantle    235 
    3  Yogi Berra       227 
    4  Lou Gehrig       224 
    5  Babe Ruth        214 
    6  Reggie Jackson   145 
    7  Bill Dickey      128 
    8  Joe Gordon       126 
    9  Tommy Henrich    116 
    10 Bernie Williams  110 
    11 Roger Maris      103 
    

    Jackson, Gordon and Maris were put over the top by their time with the A’s, Indians and Cardinals, respectively. We have to go down to Willie Stargell, 17th place with 80 HR, before we get someone whose championships were not with the Yankees. Right below “Pops” on that list is David Ortiz, with 76.

    5 players had 3000+ hits in seasons in which his teams missed the postseason.

    1 Ty Cobb          3573 
    2 Nap Lajoie       3242 
    3 Hank Aaron       3213 
    4 Carl Yastrzemski 3084 
    5 Honus Wagner     3065 
    

    5 players hit 500+ HR in seasons in which his team missed the postseason.

    1 Hank Aaron      637 
    2 Ken Griffey Jr. 535 
    3 Willie Mays     526 
    4 Ernie Banks     512 
    5 Sammy Sosa      503 
    

    Andy Pettitte is hanging out with some elite pitchers when it comes to 1000+ SO in pennant winning seasons.

    1 Whitey Ford   1491 
    2 Sandy Koufax  1238 
    3 Roger Clemens 1177 
    4 Andy Pettitte 1069 
    

    The Complete Baseball Encyclopedia just keeps getting better and better! My thanks to Lee for the heads-up on this news – and for sharing these sample lists.

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