• Highest Career BABIP, Min. 3000 PA

    Posted by on June 24th, 2013 · Comments (1)

    Here is are the leaders:

    Rk Player BAbip PA From To Age G AB H BB SO BA OBP
    1 Ty Cobb .383 13082 1905 1928 18-41 3034 11434 4189 1249 681 .366 .433
    2 Shoeless Joe Jackson .366 5693 1908 1920 20-32 1332 4981 1772 519 234 .356 .423
    3 Rogers Hornsby .365 9480 1915 1937 19-41 2259 8173 2930 1038 679 .358 .434
    4 Joey Votto .362 3412 2007 2013 23-29 805 2887 916 485 628 .317 .418
    5 Rod Carew .359 10550 1967 1985 21-39 2469 9315 3053 1018 1028 .328 .393
    6 Derek Jeter .354 11895 1995 2012 21-38 2585 10551 3304 1039 1743 .313 .382
    7 Mike Donlin .353 3698 1901 1914 23-36 905 3312 1106 281 244 .334 .389
    8 Shin-Soo Choo .352 3316 2005 2013 22-30 773 2830 814 390 709 .288 .386
    9 Matt Kemp .352 3817 2006 2013 21-28 944 3456 1010 304 903 .292 .349
    10 Harry Heilmann .351 8966 1914 1932 19-37 2147 7787 2660 856 550 .342 .410
    11 Tris Speaker .351 11992 1907 1928 19-40 2790 10195 3514 1381 394 .345 .428
    12 Bill Terry .350 7108 1923 1936 24-37 1720 6428 2193 537 449 .341 .393
    13 Miguel Cabrera .348 6818 2003 2013 20-30 1586 5955 1910 756 1159 .321 .398
    14 Joe Mauer .348 4867 2004 2013 21-30 1133 4209 1361 594 535 .323 .406
    15 Michael Bourn .347 3585 2006 2013 23-30 921 3218 883 311 730 .274 .340
    16 Ron LeFlore .347 4872 1974 1982 26-34 1099 4458 1283 363 888 .288 .342
    17 Ichiro Suzuki .346 8984 2001 2013 27-39 1980 8328 2671 532 841 .321 .363
    18 Kiki Cuyler .346 8100 1921 1938 22-39 1879 7161 2299 676 752 .321 .386
    19 Riggs Stephenson .346 5134 1921 1934 23-36 1309 4508 1515 494 247 .336 .407
    20 Eddie Collins .346 12041 1906 1930 19-43 2825 9949 3315 1499 468 .333 .424
    21 George Sisler .346 9013 1915 1930 22-37 2055 8267 2812 472 327 .340 .379
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 6/24/2013.

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    It’s a fun list, no?

    Comments on Highest Career BABIP, Min. 3000 PA

    1. Evan3457
      June 25th, 2013 | 3:07 am

      The interesting part is how much wider the spread is between BABIP and BAVG for the modern players because of the much higher K rates (and, to a lesser extent, HR rates).

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