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  • Wally Moon vs. Hank Bauer

    We're playing the "who is better than his most similar comparison" (on Baseball-Reference) game.

    My starting point was Tommy Dowd, the guy with the lowest WAR among all batters with at least 5,000 plate appearances. I hope to work my way up to *somebody* vs. Babe Ruth. That'd be cool.

    Which of these players would you like to build your franchise around?


    1457 G
    5566 PA
    4843 AB
    737 R
    1399 H
    212 2B
    60 3B
    142 HR
    661 RBI
    89 SB
    68 CS
    644 BB
    591 K
    .289 BA
    .371 OBP
    .445 SLG
    .817 OPS
    118 OPS+
    2157 TB
    121 GDP
    13 HBP
    31 SH
    35 SF
    >= 56 IBB
    22.3 WAR


    1544 G
    5777 PA
    5145 AB
    833 R
    1424 H
    229 2B
    57 3B
    164 HR
    703 RBI
    50 SB
    33 CS
    521 BB
    638 K
    .277 BA
    .346 OBP
    .439 SLG
    .785 OPS
    113 OPS+
    2259 TB
    95 GDP
    34 HBP
    51 SH
    >= 25 SF
    >= 11 IBB
    24.6 WAR

    If Moon wins, he will face his third-most similar comp. If Bauer wins, he will face his most similar comp.

    Past face-offs (winner in bold):

    Tommy Dowd vs. Ned Hanlon (as a player)
    Ned Hanlon (as a player) vs. Joe Hornung
    Ned Hanlon (as a player) vs. Curt Welch
    Curt Welch vs. Blondie Purcell
    Curt Welch vs. Bob Bescher
    Curt Welch vs. George Pinkney
    Curt Welch vs. Joe Hornung
    Curt Welch vs. Rube Oldring
    Curt Welch vs. Solly Hofman
    Curt Welch vs. Tom York
    Curt Welch vs. George Case
    Curt Welch vs. Tommy Dowd
    Curt Welch vs. Charlie Hemphill
    Curt Welch vs. George Browne
    Curt Welch vs. Jack McCarthy
    Curt Welch vs. Shad Barry
    Curt Welch vs. Patsy Dougherty
    Patsy Dougherty vs. Carson Bigbee
    Patsy Dougherty vs. Jack Smith
    Patsy Dougherty vs. Johnny Bates - tie
    Patsy Dougherty vs. Johnny Bates vs. Cliff Heathcote vs. Mike Mitchell
    Patsy Dougherty vs. Lou Finney
    Patsy Dougherty vs. Whitey Witt
    Patsy Dougherty vs. Ducky Holmes
    Patsy Dougherty vs. Matty McIntyre
    Patsy Dougherty vs. Gene Richards
    Patsy Dougherty vs. Tom Goodwin
    Patsy Dougherty vs. Peanuts Lowrey
    Patsy Dougherty vs. Patsy Tebeau
    Patsy Dougherty vs. Billy Hatcher
    Patsy Dougherty vs. Red Murray
    Patsy Dougherty vs. Hi Myers
    Patsy Dougherty vs. Mike Kreevich
    Patsy Dougherty vs. Luis Polonia
    Patsy Dougherty vs. Darryl Hamilton
    Patsy Dougherty vs. Max Flack
    Patsy Dougherty vs. Al Bumbry
    Patsy Dougherty vs. Ron LeFlore
    Ron LeFlore vs. Mookie Wilson
    Ron LeFlore vs. Dan Gladden
    Ron LeFlore vs. Doug Glanville
    Ron LeFlore vs. Taylor Douthit
    Ron LeFlore vs. Terry Puhl
    Terry Puhl vs. Jerry Mumphrey
    Terry Puhl vs. Les Mann
    Terry Puhl vs. John Titus
    John Titus vs. Amos Strunk
    John Titus vs. Tommy Griffith
    John Titus vs. Elmer Valo
    Elmer Valo vs. Stan Javier
    Elmer Valo vs. Dave Martinez
    Elmer Valo vs. Tony Gonzalez
    Tony Gonzalez vs. Tillie Walker
    Tillie Walker vs. Roberto Kelly
    Tillie Walker vs. Al Cowens
    Tillie Walker vs. Wally Moon
    Wally Moon
    Hank Bauer

    The poll is expired.

  • #2
    I went with Bauer. Not that this was a tipping point but despite a lower OPS+ he had more runs and RBI. I wonder if that was from playing with the Yankees or coming up in the early 50s rather that late 50s and going to LA for the 60s like Moon. I think Bauer is, along with McDougald, an underappreciated part of the Stengel Yankees. Moon is no slouch either having been good enough to win Rookie of the Year (I know I know a writers award see Jeter/Palmeiro GGs etc.).


    • #3
      I went with the dissenting vote and went with Moon instead of Bauer.

      There's been an interesting shift in these face-offs. It started out as speedsters vs. speedsters, now it's sluggers vs. sluggers.
      Last edited by Cowtipper; 12-21-2012, 02:50 AM.


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