• Post-1949 Leaders – Lowest BABIP Allowed

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    The list – minimum 1,000 IP from 1950 on -

    Rk Player BAbip IP From To ERA ERA+ BF BA
    1 Andy Messersmith .243 2230.1 1968 1979 2.86 121 9120 .212
    2 Catfish Hunter .246 3449.1 1965 1979 3.26 105 14032 .231
    3 Mike Norris .249 1124.1 1975 1990 3.89 97 4797 .233
    4 Sid Fernandez .250 1866.2 1983 1997 3.36 111 7668 .209
    5 Hoyt Wilhelm .250 2254.1 1952 1972 2.52 147 9164 .216
    6 Jim Palmer .251 3948.0 1965 1984 2.86 126 16114 .230
    7 Charlie Hough .253 3801.1 1970 1994 3.75 107 16170 .233
    8 Denny McLain .253 1886.0 1963 1972 3.39 101 7719 .234
    9 Wally Bunker .253 1085.1 1963 1971 3.51 100 4472 .240
    10 Bob Turley .253 1712.2 1951 1963 3.64 101 7447 .220
    11 Dave Boswell .254 1065.1 1964 1971 3.52 100 4487 .219
    12 Warren Hacker .255 1154.2 1950 1961 4.17 98 4857 .256
    13 Ray Moore .256 1072.2 1952 1963 4.06 94 4611 .238
    14 Mario Soto .257 1730.1 1977 1988 3.47 108 7147 .220
    15 Don McMahon .257 1310.2 1957 1974 2.96 120 5503 .221
    16 Pete Richert .257 1165.2 1962 1974 3.19 106 4817 .223
    17 Eddie Fisher .257 1538.2 1959 1973 3.41 102 6340 .243
    18 Steve Gromek .257 1078.1 1950 1957 3.64 107 4546 .252
    19 Mudcat Grant .258 2442.0 1958 1971 3.63 100 10293 .248
    20 Paul Foytack .258 1498.0 1953 1964 4.14 97 6406 .245
    21 Sandy Koufax .259 2324.1 1955 1966 2.76 131 9497 .205
    22 Hank Aguirre .260 1375.1 1955 1970 3.25 117 5790 .236
    23 Early Wynn .260 3132.2 1950 1963 3.35 114 13170 .236
    24 Sal Maglie .260 1638.2 1950 1958 3.19 126 6841 .246
    25 Bobby Bolin .261 1576.0 1961 1973 3.40 104 6671 .231
    26 Moe Drabowsky .261 1641.0 1956 1972 3.71 101 7005 .235
    27 Tom Seaver .262 4783.0 1967 1986 2.86 128 19369 .226
    28 Jim Bouton .262 1238.2 1962 1978 3.57 99 5200 .243
    29 Don Gullett .262 1390.0 1970 1978 3.11 114 5763 .233
    30 Ralph Terry .262 1849.1 1956 1967 3.62 102 7598 .249
    31 Warren Spahn .262 4253.1 1950 1965 3.10 117 17458 .245
    32 Jim Hearn .262 1410.0 1950 1959 3.81 105 6033 .254
    33 Michael Jackson .263 1188.1 1986 2004 3.42 126 4966 .226
    34 Dave Stieb .263 2895.1 1979 1998 3.44 123 12072 .239
    35 Dave Dravecky .263 1062.2 1982 1989 3.13 116 4368 .245
    36 Gary Nolan .263 1674.2 1967 1977 3.08 117 6836 .238
    37 Dick Hall .263 1259.2 1955 1971 3.32 111 5085 .244
    38 Jack Harshman .263 1169.1 1952 1960 3.50 109 5014 .236
    39 Mariano Rivera .264 1211.1 1995 2011 2.21 206 4815 .210
    40 Luis Tiant .264 3486.1 1964 1982 3.30 115 14365 .236
    41 Juan Marichal .264 3507.0 1960 1975 2.89 123 14236 .237
    42 Mel Stottlemyre .264 2661.1 1964 1974 2.97 112 10972 .245
    43 Don Wilson .264 1748.1 1966 1974 3.15 109 7305 .228
    44 Whitey Ford .264 3170.1 1950 1967 2.75 133 13036 .235
    45 Ernie Broglio .264 1337.1 1959 1966 3.74 108 5698 .242
    46 Art Ditmar .264 1268.0 1954 1962 3.98 97 5401 .256
    47 Ned Garver .264 2055.2 1950 1961 3.73 111 8727 .258
    48 Allie Reynolds .264 1008.1 1950 1954 3.07 122 4238 .230
    49 Don Sutton .265 5282.1 1966 1988 3.26 108 21631 .236
    50 Larry Gura .265 2047.0 1970 1985 3.76 106 8596 .260
    51 Jim Perry .265 3285.2 1959 1975 3.45 106 13732 .252
    52 Clyde Wright .265 1728.2 1966 1975 3.50 96 7252 .256
    53 Lew Krausse .265 1283.2 1961 1974 4.00 86 5490 .249
    54 Stan Williams .265 1764.1 1958 1972 3.48 108 7521 .232
    55 Gary Bell .265 2015.0 1958 1969 3.68 98 8561 .239
    56 Bob Lemon .265 2015.1 1950 1958 3.34 115 8589 .248
    57 Herm Wehmeier .265 1436.1 1950 1958 4.68 86 6278 .257
    58 Trevor Hoffman .266 1089.1 1993 2010 2.87 141 4388 .211
    59 Buddy Black .266 2053.1 1981 1995 3.84 104 8627 .253
    60 Al Downing .266 2268.1 1961 1977 3.22 106 9539 .232
    61 Dave McNally .266 2730.0 1962 1975 3.24 106 11229 .245
    62 Joe Horlen .266 2002.0 1961 1972 3.11 110 8234 .243
    63 Tom Phoebus .266 1030.0 1966 1972 3.33 101 4375 .233
    64 John Buzhardt .266 1490.2 1958 1968 3.66 98 6239 .253
    65 Bob Buhl .266 2587.0 1953 1967 3.55 103 11045 .251
    66 Robin Roberts .266 4315.1 1950 1966 3.40 113 17637 .254
    67 Billy Pierce .266 3069.2 1950 1964 3.18 122 12789 .241
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 3/26/2012.

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    Lucky or good?

    Comments on Post-1949 Leaders – Lowest BABIP Allowed

    1. Evan3457
      March 26th, 2012 | 11:14 pm

      Played in front of superb defenses most of their careers. In that sense, lucky.

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