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Friday, May 31, 2013

Mays, Aaron lgBA v. NL BA per season.

Willie Mays and Hank Aaron each have different lgBA from the overall common sense National League (NL) batting average (BA), which is simply all hits divided by all at bats.

As mentioned in recent posts: "baseball-reference.com definition of lgBA: a league average (non-pitcher) would have had in the same park(s)."

We can sort of negate the inclusion of pitchers in the common sense BA by comparing lgBA of both Mays and Aaron to the NL BA.  (NL BA - Mays lgBA) v. (NL BA - Aaron lgBA):



Year NL-Mays NL-Aaron
1954 -0.010 -0.002
1955 -0.008 -0.002
1956 -0.007 -0.001
1957 -0.009 0.000
1958 -0.005 0.002
1959 -0.007 0.001
1960 -0.001 0.001
1961 -0.003 0.002
1962 -0.008 -0.005
1963 -0.008 -0.008
1964 -0.012 -0.010
1965 -0.013 -0.009
1966 -0.013 -0.012
1967 -0.009 -0.008
1968 -0.010 -0.010
1969 -0.008 -0.011
1970 -0.008 -0.015
1971 -0.007 -0.015
1972 -0.006 -0.019
1973 -0.006 -0.018

Let's look at 1954.
lgBA Mays: .275
lgBA Aaron: .267
NL BA (including pitchers): .265

My reason for getting into this was to determine the percent above the league average for various rates, in this case, the simple, innocuous, venerable batting average.  In 1954 Mays led the NL with .345; Aaron in his rookie season batted .280.

Mays Aaron
BA 0.345 0.280
lgBA 0.275 0.267
NL 0.265 0.265
% above lgBA 25.45% 4.87%
% above NL 30.19% 5.66%

What the heck?

But suppose they both had the same BA, let's say .300.
Mays Aaron
BA 0.300 0.300
lgBA 0.275 0.267
NL 0.265 0.265
% above lgBA 9.09% 12.36%
% above NL 13.21% 13.21%

Now the percent above lgBA difference is clear and significant:
Mays 9.09%
Aaron 12.36%

So what the heck?  It's freakin' BA!  Simple, right?  What the heck?  I can't even play with BA and have a little fun, maybe gain some insight?  Geez!

Mays, Aaron: lgBA difference per season.

Willie Mays and Hank Aaron have very different lgBA in baseball-reference.com under Advanced Batting.  Presumably this is caused by they're having different home parks.  Mays had the advantage every season 1954 through 1967 except 1963, which was about even.  Aaron's Braves moved from Milwaukee to Atlanta in 1966.  Aaron had the advantage every season 1969 through 1973 except 1968 was about even.

The biggest difference for either player was for Aaron 1972 and 1973 when Mays played mostly for the Mets whose home park was Shea Stadium: 13 and 12 points.  Mays topped out with a nine point edge in 1957, his Giants last season in New York where they played at the Polo Grounds.

This only matters for something like the simple thing I was trying to do: figure the percent above the league average, which is becoming an increasingly elusive concept.

Year  Aaron-Mays
1954 -0.008
1955 -0.006
1956 -0.006
1957 -0.009
1958 -0.007 Mays Seal Stadium San Francisco
1959 -0.008 Mays Seal Stadium San Francisco
1960 -0.002 Mays Candlestick Park
1961 -0.005
1962 -0.003
1963 0
1964 -0.002
1965 -0.004
1966 -0.001 Aaron Atlanta
1967 -0.001
1968 0
1969 0.003
1970 0.007
1971 0.008
1972 0.013 Mays Shea Stadium New York and Candlestick Park
1973 0.012 Mays Shea Stadium New York

Thursday, May 30, 2013

League Batting Average?

My objective was to compare batters based on percent difference from league average.  So all I needed was a useful common league stat, in this case batting average (BA).  Then the fun began.

Click link to view data and graph.


For Derek Jeter read Yankees.  As mentioned in recent posts: "baseball-reference.com definition of lgBA: a league average (non-pitcher) would have had in the same park(s)."

baseball-reference.com has Advanced Batting under "More Stats", which include the season lgBA, league BA.  I had noticed significant differences between the lgBA for common seasons for Willie Mays and Hank Aaron.

I decided to select an American League (Conference since 1994) batter because pitchers do not bat and compare his lgBA to the league BA as defined as Hits/AB (at bats).  Here is the link with the traditional BA:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/AL/bat.shtml

I put league BA from Jeter's Advanced stats and the AL into a spreadsheet to compare and create a graph.  Obviously, the there are differences just as I had noticed for Mays and Aaron.

And I thought that BA would be a nice simple comparison to start with.  I filled out an inquiry at baseball-reference.com asking for clarification but have not received a reply.

Year  Jeter AL
1995 0.269 0.270
1996 0.278 0.277
1997 0.271 0.271
1998 0.268 0.271
1999 0.273 0.275
2000 0.275 0.276
2001 0.268 0.267
2002 0.264 0.264
2003 0.265 0.267
2004 0.268 0.270
2005 0.266 0.268
2006 0.277 0.275
2007 0.272 0.271
2008 0.272 0.268
2009 0.273 0.267
2010 0.267 0.260
2011 0.265 0.258
2012 0.258 0.255

Mantle, Mays, Aaron: BA percent above league.

Mickey Mantle - never negative; high 39.3%
Willie Mays - high 30%
Hank Aaron - high 37%


Click link to view detailed data.  Click tab "BA % above L by Year".

baseball-reference.com definition of lgBA: a league average (non-pitcher) would have had in the same park(s).

lgBA of Mays and Aaron differs for common National League seasons: 1954-1973.  lgBA appears to be by team, not player.  Have requested clarification from baseball-reference.com.  Mays split 1972 between two teams and the total lgBA assigned to Mays appears to be a weighted number between the two teams based on at bats for Mays with each team.

Year  Aaron Mays Mantle
1951 1.86% 1.52%
1952 -10.27% 22.92%
1953                11.32%
1954 4.87% 25.45% 14.50%
1955 20.31% 19.48% 15.47%
1956 27.63% 12.55% 33.71%
1957 23.85% 23.79% 39.31%
1958 25.38% 29.96% 18.29%
1959 37.07% 17.23% 11.33%
1960 14.96% 24.61% 6.59%
1961 25.77% 16.23% 22.87%
1962 21.43% 13.01% 22.99%
1963 26.09% 24.11% 23.62%
1964 24.24% 11.28% 17.44%
1965 23.26% 20.99% 2.00%
1966 4.10% 7.06% 19.01%
1967 19.46% 1.94% 2.94%
1968 13.44% 14.23% 2.16%
1969 14.94% 9.69%
1970 9.16% 9.40%
1971 22.47% 4.63%
1972 -0.75% -1.57%
1973 10.66% -18.85%
1974 0.37%
1975 -9.30%
1976 -9.84%
min -9.84% -18.85% 2.00%
max 37.07% 29.96% 39.31%
ave 15.20% 13.26% 16.82%
StDev 12.28% 11.32% 10.98%
name Aaron Mays Mantle

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Mantle, Mays, Aaron: lgBA comparison

Mickey Mantle
Willie Mays
Hank Aaron


Click link to view detailed data.  Click tab lgBA.

baseball-reference.com definition: a league average (non-pitcher) would have had in the same park(s).

lgBA of Mays and Aaron differs for common National League seasons: 1954-1973.  I found this very surprising, something not mentioned when players are compared, much less the percent above lgBA.  It's almost always BA v. BA, even for different eras.  In a future post I will plot the respective seasons for percent above lgBA for all three.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Season Batting Averages 33% above League

Click link to view October 24, 2011 document.

Data is for the American League (AL) and the National League (NL) 1903-2010, minimum 300 At Bats (AB).

There were 192 seasons that met the criteria, including eleven of twelve .400 BA; Bill Terry's .401 in 1931 did not: (.401-.303)/.303 = 32.3%...

Twelve were at least 50% higher the league Batting Average (BA).  Ten of the twelve were between 1904-1918. (seven by Ty Cobb)

31 players did this more than once (led by Cobb: 14)

Ty Cobb had 7.14% of the seasons.
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Rogers Hornsby's .403 in 1925 was the only .400 BA less than 40% above league: 38.2%.

Nap Lajoie's .384 in 1910 was the highest: 58% above league.

Ted Williams: .406 in 1941 and .388 in 1957 were both 52.2% above league.

Cobb had the biggest point difference: 1911: .4196 - .2730. = .1465.

Mickey Mantle: League BA 1951-1968

Mickey Mantle's batting average (BA) dropped from .365 in 1957 to .237 in 1968.  The previous post addressed the percent above league average, defined in baseball-reference.com as "a league average (non-pitcher) would have had in the same park(s)" for Mantle, Willie Mays and Hank Aaron for BA, OBA, SLG, OPS.

I wondered if  baseball-reference.com simply listed an unweighted average for lgBA for a player's seasons of if the lgBA was weighted by the proportion of at bats (AB) or plate appearances (PA) of that player's career.  I checked it for Mantle and at least for the lgBA for his seasons, 1951-1968, the lgBA is either weighted or coincidentally correct: .256.  Mantle's career BA was .298, 16.41% above lgBA.

Click link and tab "AL BA" to view detailed data and graph.

lgBA was as high as .265 in 1953 and 1955 but by 1968 was down to .232.

Year lgBA
1951 0.263
1952 0.253
1953 0.265
1954 0.262
1955 0.265
1956 0.264
1957 0.262
1958 0.257
1959 0.256
1960 0.258
1961 0.258
1962 0.261
1963 0.254
1964 0.258
1965 0.250
1966 0.242
1967 0.238
1968 0.232
BB-Ref 0.256

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Mantle, Mays, Aaron: percent above league.

Career OPS (On Base Plus Slugging):
Mickey Mantle 36.64%
Willie Mays 28.90%
Hank Aaron 28.71%

Click link to view detailed data.

name    BA%     OBA%    SLG%    OPS%
Mantle 16.41% 27.96% 43.93% 36.64%
Mays 14.39% 16.72% 39.25% 28.90%
Aaron 16.86% 14.37% 40.86% 28.71%

baseball-reference.com definition: a league average (non-pitcher) would have had in the same park(s).
BA: batting average
OBA: On Base Average, a.k.a. On Base Percentage
SLG: Slugging average

Saturday, May 25, 2013

OPS road v. home

OPS (On Base Plus Slugging averages): see the previous two posts with top batters derived from baseball-reference.com.  I used those two lists to create a spreadsheet in Google Docs.

Click this link to view detailed data.

OPS road and home ranks are shown and percent difference between road and home OPS. Only these batters had lower OPS home than road:
Lou Gehrig -4.17%
DiMaggio -7.59%
Ty Cobb - 3.63%
Mike Piazza -8.33%

The new baseball-reference.com "play index" platoon slits starts in 1916 for some reason so data for Cobb and Tris Speaker is not complete.  Cobb started in 1905, Speaker 1907.

The batters are being compared to themselves.  I'm guessing that the home advantage is primarily due to the ball park and the absurd baseball non uniform playing areas, which combined with baseball's non-symmetrical and/or asymmetrical advantage for left handed batters, makes it less fair and more un-American than either football or basketball.

name road home OPS Dif%
Ruth  1 1 2.96%
Gehrig 2 8 -4.17%
Williams 3 2 6.10%
Bonds 4 6 2.89%
Pujols 5 10 1.28%
DiMaggio 6 46 -7.59%
Hornsby 7 9 3.61%
Ramirez 8 18 1.42%
McGwire 9 20 2.16%
Foxx 10 4 15.53%
Cobb 11 54 -3.63%
Piazza 12 102 -8.33%
Mantle 13 19 4.07%
Berkman 14 34 0.53%
Musial 15 14 6.89%
Cabrera 16 23 4.93%
Mays 17 36 2.36%

Rodriguez 23 27 5.10%
Aaron 24 48 1.63%

Greenberg x 3 22.92%
Walker x 5 23.47%
Helton x 7 22.69%
Speaker x 13 16.76%

Babe Ruth is number one, both home and road.  Further highlighting the one advantage that Mutt Mantle provided to his son Mickey by forcing Mickey to switch hit is avoiding the fate of the great Joe DiMaggio whose ranks are 6/46 and OPS percent difference -7.59%, second biggest deficit to Mike Piazza's -8.33%.

Among the top road warriors, Jimmie Foxx has by far the biggest home advantage: 15.53%; next is Stan Musial at 6.89%, then Ted Williams 6.10%.

The bottom four were among the home OPS leaders but were so low in road OPS that I didn't bother to get their ranks.  For me this pretty much demolishes any Hall of Fame talk about Larry Walker and Todd Helton, both tainted by the altitude friendly park in Colorado with home OPS percent advantages of 23%.  Walker played 10 of 17 seasons in Colorado, Helton all 17.

Finally, the road rank and road OPS for the three best hitters from the 1950s and 1960s:
Mickey Mantle 13 .958
Willie Mays 17 .931
Hank Aaron 24 .921

Just a bit more support for my contention that: Mantle was a better hitter than Mays and that Mays was a better hitter than Aaron.

Friday, May 24, 2013

OPS home >= .920

Ruth is number one both home and road.  Sixty batters met the criteria compared with 24 in the previous post for road OPS (On Base Plus Slugging averages).  OPStot is career.  18 batters >= 1.000 compared with six for road OPS.

For cumulative seasons, From 1916 to 2012, Home (within Home or Away), (requiring onbase_plus_slugging≥.920 and PA≥3000), sorted by greatest On-Base Plus Slugging for this split

Rk I Player Split From To G OPS OPStot GS PA PAtot AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE BAbip
1 Babe Ruth Home 1916 1935 1230 1.184 1.167 1186 5096 10509 3984 1069 1381 234 69 346 1051 72 68 1041 601 .347 .484 .701 1.184 2791 0 18 53 0 0 0 .341
2 Ted Williams Home 1939 1960 1165 1.148 1.115 1094 4954 9788 3887 974 1403 319 35 248 965 17 7 1031 323 .361 .496 .652 1.148 2536 97 22 3 11 100 31 .347
3 Hank Greenberg Home 1930 1947 711 1.121 1.017 705 3086 6097 2592 594 876 198 38 205 733 30 15 468 402 .338 .440 .681 1.121 1765 30 7 19 0 4 3 .338
4 Jimmie Foxx Home 1925 1945 1145 1.116 1.038 1050 4678 9676 3885 930 1341 220 58 299 1029 44 34 760 615 .345 .453 .663 1.116 2574 34 9 24 0 0 1 .351
5 Larry Walker Home 1989 2005 986 1.068 .965 911 3996 8030 3429 789 1193 268 39 215 747 121 34 444 546 .348 .431 .637 1.068 2184 82 82 4 37 69 34 .362
6 Barry Bonds Home 1986 2007 1492 1.067 1.051 1415 6124 12606 4757 1105 1430 292 40 379 980 259 62 1256 754 .301 .449 .618 1.067 2939 79 60 4 47 340 38 .286
7 Todd Helton Home 1997 2012 1078 1.060 .964 1031 4613 9011 3832 846 1341 307 27 216 816 24 15 691 469 .350 .447 .613 1.060 2350 95 29 2 57 98 46 .351
8 Lou Gehrig Home 1923 1939 1080 1.056 1.080 1065 4660 9663 3861 882 1269 206 83 251 951 43 52 714 375 .329 .436 .620 1.056 2394 2 22 63 0 0 0 .315
9 Rogers Hornsby Home 1916 1937 1128 1.032 1.014 1058 4627 9413 3974 789 1435 265 83 164 742 69 31 535 342 .361 .439 .593 1.032 2358 2 18 99 0 0 0 .366
10 Albert Pujols Home 2001 2012 931 1.029 1.022 909 3965 8103 3352 659 1101 271 4 218 733 48 20 527 347 .328 .422 .607 1.029 2034 126 44 1 41 121 30 .312
11 Chuck Klein Home 1928 1944 887 1.028 .922 793 3635 7170 3289 661 1163 226 36 190 727 36 0 310 240 .354 .410 .618 1.028 2031 29 6 30 0 0 0 .340
12 Frank Thomas Home 1990 2008 1173 1.024 .974 1160 5011 10075 4083 810 1246 250 7 312 889 15 13 840 685 .305 .424 .599 1.024 2446 115 41 0 47 84 31 .298
13 Tris Speaker Home 1916 1928 870 1.024 .949 828 3684 7441 3077 619 1149 340 60 40 485 79 20 482 69 .373 .462 .562 1.024 1729 0 23 102 0 0 0 .374
14 Stan Musial Home 1941 1963 1524 1.009 .976 1434 6331 12717 5401 999 1815 394 90 252 1057 38 17 857 337 .336 .427 .582 1.009 3145 122 25 17 31 117 43 .323
15 Earl Averill Home 1929 1941 853 1.009 .929 808 3680 7221 3222 680 1106 232 62 144 673 38 32 418 241 .343 .421 .588 1.009 1894 0 17 23 0 0 .339
16 Ralph Kiner Home 1946 1955 749 1.008 .946 728 3153 6256 2588 535 746 111 24 210 551 9 5 545 380 .288 .414 .593 1.008 1535 66 14 4 2 26 19 .268
17 Johnny Mize Home 1936 1953 945 1.004 .959 838 3655 7370 3185 584 1019 182 34 212 744 19 0 430 267 .320 .406 .598 1.004 1905 50 30 10 0 11 11 .298
18 Manny Ramirez Home 1993 2011 1151 1.003 .996 1119 4790 9774 4016 778 1247 258 11 282 947 16 19 670 897 .311 .413 .591 1.003 2373 124 59 1 44 127 34 .335
19 Mickey Mantle Home 1951 1968 1213 .997 .977 1153 4878 9907 3970 825 1211 163 44 266 744 74 19 869 808 .305 .428 .569 .997 2260 56 4 6 29 78 57 .323
20 Mark McGwire Home 1986 2001 934 .993 .982 893 3777 7660 3009 573 789 127 3 285 701 5 3 686 772 .262 .402 .591 .993 1777 82 43 1 38 88 33 .253
21 Jim Thome Home 1991 2012 1287 .985 .956 1216 5165 10313 4189 836 1157 222 15 339 921 13 8 900 1230 .276 .406 .579 .985 2426 80 40 1 35 91 33 .308
22 Mel Ott Home 1926 1947 1367 .980 .948 1282 5600 11348 4576 954 1360 182 21 323 947 49 1 955 429 .297 .422 .558 .980 2553 36 31 38 0 5 1 .271
23 Miguel Cabrera Home 2003 2012 758 .979 .956 752 3172 6474 2757 500 894 192 6 164 573 16 10 360 517 .324 .402 .577 .979 1590 86 21 3 31 81 28 .346
24 Jeff Bagwell Home 1991 2005 1083 .978 .948 1058 4644 9431 3830 806 1161 247 18 234 779 92 33 708 765 .303 .417 .560 .978 2146 102 69 2 35 85 56 .323
25 Frank Robinson Home 1956 1976 1383 .975 .926 1310 5649 11742 4779 958 1462 255 28 321 970 91 34 708 709 .306 .403 .573 .975 2736 131 101 7 54 122 80 .300
Rk I Player Split From To G OPS OPStot GS PA PAtot AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE BAbip
26 Chipper Jones Home 1993 2012 1271 .971 .930 1225 5304 10614 4450 838 1396 276 17 259 888 78 26 790 681 .314 .413 .558 .971 2483 132 6 2 56 101 59 .319
27 Alex Rodriguez Home 1994 2012 1265 .969 .945 1252 5485 11163 4753 962 1463 264 13 332 999 170 28 589 994 .308 .390 .578 .969 2749 124 86 7 50 45 64 .325
28 David Ortiz Home 1997 2012 936 .965 .928 889 3886 7649 3305 599 1012 276 13 183 719 6 4 533 683 .306 .401 .564 .965 1863 69 13 2 33 74 17 .335
29 Cy Williams Home 1916 1930 880 .964 .858 773 3485 6811 3009 537 974 182 27 156 527 41 34 373 333 .324 .406 .558 .964 1678 0 44 59 0 0 0 .325
30 Jason Giambi Home 1995 2012 1073 .962 .926 980 4191 8622 3371 592 986 187 6 214 694 6 8 685 703 .292 .420 .542 .962 1827 72 90 1 44 53 25 .309
31 Duke Snider Home 1947 1964 1091 .959 .919 930 4121 8237 3573 654 1085 189 43 224 705 43 32 504 618 .304 .390 .569 .959 2032 88 9 25 10 77 51 .314
32 Ken Griffey Home 1989 2010 1319 .958 .907 1261 5508 11304 4732 859 1400 283 16 332 962 96 28 675 806 .296 .385 .573 .958 2711 87 44 5 52 113 39 .293
33 Al Simmons Home 1924 1944 1118 .957 .915 1055 4711 9518 4301 757 1488 274 80 162 994 42 39 350 330 .346 .397 .560 .957 2408 14 14 46 0 0 0 .348
34 Lance Berkman Home 1999 2012 908 .955 .953 867 3721 7520 3083 551 930 210 20 163 583 45 22 575 591 .302 .414 .541 .955 1669 68 35 1 27 77 28 .326
35 Albert Belle Home 1989 2000 768 .955 .933 764 3259 6676 2852 488 861 193 13 191 643 40 21 335 456 .302 .375 .580 .955 1653 102 26 2 44 43 25 .298
36 Willie Mays Home 1951 1973 1490 .953 .942 1400 6027 12496 5238 1017 1583 258 61 335 929 145 47 721 659 .302 .387 .567 .953 2968 121 23 9 36 101 86 .292
37 Mo Vaughn Home 1991 2003 771 .952 .906 750 3250 6410 2774 463 854 157 4 169 559 17 5 396 723 .308 .402 .550 .952 1526 60 57 0 23 77 13 .360
38 Harry Heilmann Home 1916 1932 1039 .950 .937 988 4284 8748 3695 623 1292 258 76 86 682 62 17 427 220 .350 .419 .530 .950 1960 0 15 147 0 0 0 .356
39 Vladimir Guerrero Home 1996 2011 1092 .950 .931 1086 4598 9059 4153 696 1341 256 23 239 826 86 42 367 484 .323 .381 .568 .950 2360 150 45 0 33 133 38 .318
40 Mark Teixeira Home 2003 2012 749 .946 .896 740 3210 6558 2782 507 813 173 11 189 613 10 2 356 546 .292 .380 .566 .946 1575 67 51 0 21 35 28 .302
41 Carlos Delgado Home 1994 2009 1029 .942 .929 1004 4296 8655 3584 626 992 257 8 242 747 9 3 582 864 .277 .387 .556 .942 1991 75 88 0 42 93 21 .298
42 Bob Johnson Home 1933 1945 909 .942 .899 897 3849 8050 3288 615 995 185 46 168 642 49 25 538 396 .303 .402 .540 .942 1776 44 8 15 0 3 2 .304
43 Edgar Martinez Home 1987 2004 1017 .940 .933 985 4283 8674 3510 600 1090 268 5 149 636 25 16 681 618 .311 .423 .517 .940 1815 88 40 4 47 56 31 .337
44 Moises Alou Home 1990 2008 963 .940 .885 899 3809 7913 3346 584 1046 203 26 187 697 46 19 392 437 .313 .384 .556 .940 1862 88 22 6 43 59 38 .311
45 Dolph Camilli Home 1933 1945 756 .939 .880 749 3179 6352 2659 510 768 137 44 144 531 35 0 496 492 .289 .403 .536 .939 1425 37 14 10 0 1 0 .308
46 Joe DiMaggio Home 1936 1951 880 .938 .977 875 3790 7673 3360 648 1060 186 73 148 720 14 3 399 161 .315 .391 .546 .938 1836 60 20 10 0 18 10 .299
47 Dante Bichette Home 1988 2001 848 .938 .835 788 3466 6856 3212 574 1053 214 21 177 696 78 34 193 482 .328 .365 .573 .938 1840 92 20 2 39 19 35 .338
48 Hank Aaron Home 1954 1976 1647 .936 .929 1590 6804 13941 5968 1081 1811 283 37 385 1117 117 33 746 651 .303 .379 .557 .936 3323 133 17 15 58 159 90 .286
49 Wade Boggs Home 1982 1999 1242 .934 .858 1193 5415 10740 4590 849 1623 362 29 70 532 11 17 757 387 .354 .443 .491 .934 2253 119 13 12 43 97 60 .372
50 Mike Schmidt Home 1972 1989 1202 .933 .908 1155 4922 10062 4020 784 1094 220 31 265 825 82 45 788 897 .272 .393 .540 .933 2171 84 48 6 60 104 54 .284
Rk I Player Split From To G OPS OPStot GS PA PAtot AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE BAbip
51 Dick Allen Home 1963 1977 887 .932 .912 862 3660 7315 3147 575 923 151 51 183 579 62 23 471 755 .293 .384 .548 .932 1725 71 6 11 24 79 37 .331
52 Gary Sheffield Home 1988 2009 1294 .929 .907 1262 5409 10947 4515 839 1337 228 14 262 841 115 47 762 552 .296 .402 .527 .929 2379 108 74 5 53 66 52 .286
53 Rudy York Home 1934 1948 792 .929 .846 761 3302 6723 2897 479 882 152 30 158 656 21 17 390 387 .304 .388 .541 .929 1568 79 4 11 0 1 6 .308
54 Ty Cobb Home 1916 1928 809 .929 .947 759 3432 7128 2963 595 1049 215 86 16 390 140 36 368 123 .354 .428 .501 .929 1484 0 16 85 0 0 0 .366
55 Bobby Doerr Home 1937 1951 954 .928 .823 935 4080 8028 3554 634 1120 246 46 145 742 28 23 465 283 .315 .396 .533 .928 1893 101 8 53 0 13 20 .312
56 Paul Konerko Home 1997 2012 1064 .926 .858 1034 4302 8761 3754 607 1113 193 3 251 719 4 1 459 600 .296 .376 .550 .926 2065 124 46 1 42 43 33 .293
57 Paul Waner Home 1926 1944 1284 .922 .878 1165 5379 10765 4706 864 1628 316 129 58 700 46 0 560 153 .346 .417 .505 .922 2376 59 17 96 0 0 0 .349
58 Nomar Garciaparra Home 1996 2009 739 .921 .882 700 3112 6116 2826 501 928 208 24 117 520 46 18 217 293 .328 .378 .543 .921 1535 64 29 4 36 27 34 .331
59 Jim Rice Home 1974 1989 1048 .920 .854 1036 4507 9058 4075 681 1304 207 44 208 802 32 17 348 691 .320 .374 .546 .920 2223 156 34 2 48 50 45 .340
60 Joe Medwick Home 1932 1948 990 .920 .867 906 3961 8143 3701 627 1251 312 58 108 731 29 0 229 266 .338 .378 .541 .920 2003 91 11 20 0 3 2 .344
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