Now we're onto something. How would his legacy change if he did have to face more of them? He already enjoyed a shortened Fenway. What if he had to play in old Fenway and face more lefties?
Originally Posted by Ubiquitous
So which is it? 20% or 17%?
So if a player faces lefties say 20% of the time we shouldn't expect him to have 20% of his homers against lefties. Somewhere around 17% is what we should expect.
Now it's down to 12%, almost half of what you would expect from "a player", not the player wanted to be hailed as the greatest ever.
Ted is probably one or two percentage points below what we should expect but again that doesn't mean a whole lot. It is nowhere near as close to "gasp Ted can't hit lefties becuase he only hit 12.3% of his homers against them!".
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