• Best 1B In Baseball, 1954-1964

    Posted by on April 27th, 2012 · Comments (1)

    It’s a tight group -

    Rk Player WAR/pos From To Age G PA HR RBI BA OBP SLG
    1 Orlando Cepeda 28.7 1958 1964 20-26 1062 4437 222 747 .309 .353 .537
    2 Roy Sievers 27.4 1954 1964 27-37 1488 5916 283 948 .266 .355 .490
    3 Joe Adcock 26.3 1954 1964 26-36 1265 4788 255 793 .281 .344 .510
    4 Bill Skowron 24.6 1954 1964 23-33 1322 4933 186 770 .288 .338 .477
    5 Norm Cash 24.1 1958 1964 23-29 790 3020 151 462 .282 .402 .517
    6 Gil Hodges 22.2 1954 1963 30-39 1148 4262 200 642 .275 .354 .491
    7 Norm Siebern 21.6 1956 1964 22-30 1069 4358 119 552 .279 .374 .439
    8 Bill White 21.5 1956 1964 22-30 1080 4533 139 617 .295 .352 .472
    9 Joe Cunningham 21.2 1954 1964 22-32 1043 3805 61 416 .296 .406 .423
    10 Ted Kluszewski 17.9 1954 1961 29-36 888 3117 165 519 .299 .363 .526
    11 Jim Gentile 16.8 1957 1964 23-30 735 2860 153 474 .266 .376 .499
    12 Vic Power 14.9 1954 1964 26-36 1503 6250 125 638 .285 .316 .414
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 4/27/2012.

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    Moose Skowron was right in there.

    Comments on Best 1B In Baseball, 1954-1964

    1. April 28th, 2012 | 12:01 pm

      [...] would make his debut with the Yankees in 1954. Over a ten year period, Baseball-Reference Wins Above Replacement values only three first basemen more than Skowron: Orlando Cepeda, Roy Sievers and Joe Adcock.  Those numbers might have been [...]

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