Not sure what you mean by hangover. You mean his head was hurting from not being able to hit there?
Originally Posted by brett
Not much to go on, him in Colorado when it wasn't his home field. In 1994 it was Mile High; he went .231/.231/.385 in 13 PA. But that was before he played there, so can't be considered a hangover. In 2005 he batted .091 and slugged .091 in 12 PA .
I think Walker was a good hitter no matter where he played, but we shouldn't ignore what's right in front of us. Through no fault of his own, the guy played where he played and certainly benefitted from his park.
Career tOPS split of 120/80 and career slash split of
Home - .348/.431/.637
Road -- .278/.370/.495
Doesn't tell the whole picture.
For his entire career, his line in Coors Field .381/.462/.710. That's in 2501 PA, no small sample size.
It's good looking at what the league did there, and removing pitchers, with this sOPS+ process. It certainly shrinks the gap tOPS+ shows but every point difference carries more weight. He's right about where he belongs. We shouldn't be reaching to excuse what it right in front of us.
"By common consent, Ruth was the hardest hitter of history; a fine fielder, if not a finished one; an inspired base runner, seeming to do the right thing without thinking. He had the most perfect co-ordination of any human animal I ever knew." - Hugh Fullerton, 1936 (Chicago sports writer, 1893-1930's)
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