• Dick Allen Had More Big Seasons Than A-Rod

    Posted by on January 27th, 2013 · Comments (3)

    The numbers speak for themselves.

    Right-handed batters since 1901 to qualify for the batting title and have an OPS+ of 140 or better seven plus times in their career:

    Rk Yrs From To Age
    1 Hank Aaron 18 1955 1972 21-38 Ind. Seasons
    2 Willie Mays 16 1954 1971 23-40 Ind. Seasons
    3 Frank Robinson 15 1956 1974 20-38 Ind. Seasons
    4 Manny Ramirez 13 1995 2008 23-36 Ind. Seasons
    5 Mike Schmidt 13 1974 1987 24-37 Ind. Seasons
    6 Rogers Hornsby 13 1916 1931 20-35 Ind. Seasons
    7 Albert Pujols 12 2001 2012 21-32 Ind. Seasons
    8 Jimmie Foxx 12 1928 1940 20-32 Ind. Seasons
    9 Honus Wagner 11 1901 1912 27-38 Ind. Seasons
    10 Dick Allen 10 1964 1974 22-32 Ind. Seasons
    11 Jeff Bagwell 9 1993 2001 25-33 Ind. Seasons
    12 Edgar Martinez 9 1992 2003 29-40 Ind. Seasons
    13 Frank Thomas 9 1991 2003 23-35 Ind. Seasons
    14 Joe DiMaggio 9 1937 1950 22-35 Ind. Seasons
    15 Harry Heilmann 9 1921 1930 26-35 Ind. Seasons
    16 Alex Rodriguez 8 1996 2008 20-32 Ind. Seasons
    17 Mike Piazza 8 1993 2001 24-32 Ind. Seasons
    18 Gary Sheffield 8 1992 2004 23-35 Ind. Seasons
    19 Harmon Killebrew 8 1960 1970 24-34 Ind. Seasons
    20 Nap Lajoie 8 1901 1912 26-37 Ind. Seasons
    21 Miguel Cabrera 7 2005 2012 22-29 Ind. Seasons
    22 Vladimir Guerrero 7 1998 2007 23-32 Ind. Seasons
    23 Mark McGwire 7 1987 1999 23-35 Ind. Seasons
    24 Roberto Clemente 7 1961 1971 26-36 Ind. Seasons
    25 Hank Greenberg 7 1934 1946 23-35 Ind. Seasons
    26 Al Simmons 7 1925 1931 23-29 Ind. Seasons
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 1/27/2013.

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    Of course, A-Rod had more overall seasons than Crash where he was pretty darn good.

    Comments on Dick Allen Had More Big Seasons Than A-Rod

    1. KPOcala
      January 28th, 2013 | 12:59 am

      Still amazes me that Aaron STILL doesn’t get the respect as a player that he should have. To play that many years, and just keep hitting like that…And Dick Allen probably would have been in the HOF had he not pissed so many of the writers off at the time, but like most things, you can’t always have both ways….

    2. January 28th, 2013 | 6:07 am

      Aaron was very quiet, in terms of his personality, and didn’t play in a major market. He also played before cable TV and the internet. I have to think this all works against him getting the respect he deserves.

    3. KPOcala
      January 28th, 2013 | 1:49 pm

      @ Steve L.:So did Mays, Mantle, McCovey, etc… I guess not hitting 50 bombs in a season made his perception as “good with a long career… Great, for a long time………

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