• Short But Sweet

    Posted by on January 16th, 2013 · Comments (2)

    Three people who have never been in my kitchen…

    Spanning Multiple Seasons or entire Careers, From 1901 to 2012, Retired (or inactive) Players, (requiring WAR_bat>=70 and G<=2000), sorted by greatest WAR Position Players

    Rk Player WAR/pos G From To Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BA OBP SLG
    1 Nap Lajoie 85.6 1988 1901 1916 26-41 8256 1083 2521 510 101 50 1141 .336 .382 .451
    2 Joe DiMaggio 75.1 1736 1936 1951 21-36 7673 1390 2214 389 131 361 1537 .325 .398 .579
    3 Arky Vaughan 70.5 1817 1932 1948 20-36 7722 1173 2103 356 128 96 926 .318 .406 .453
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 1/16/2013.

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    Only three have done this…and no one else in a long, long, long time.

    Comments on Short But Sweet

    1. Corey
      January 16th, 2013 | 9:05 am

      Nap Loajoe played in the 1896…I guess it still counts that he had WAR > 70 in less than 2000 games from 1901 on, but there was more to his career than that.

    2. January 16th, 2013 | 10:26 am

      Then again, pre-1900 baseball was VERY different from post-1900 baseball.

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