That's weak, Roy. Everyone knows OBP and SLG are more important than batting average and correlate better with run scoring.
Originally Posted by 9RoyHobbsRF
OBP/SLG ON THE ROAD
Yet you cite a (gasp!) FIVE point advantage in batting average for Dimaggio as proof that he was a better hitter on the road than Williams. 5 points in batting average overrides 62 points in OBP and 67 points in OPS??? You're a riot.
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