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  • Teddy Ballgame Before/After Korea

    I've been on a Ted Williams craze lately. He really was one of a kind.

    His slash line, after Korea, was basically identical to his slash line before Korea. These were his age 34-41 seasons! Those lines were so similar that the difference is basically nil. He slugged .634 before Korea and he slugged .634 after Korea!

    His OPS+ was 191, actually a shade better than pre-Korea Ted.

    He was injured more, much heavier, had the crappy neck injury season and yet he hit as well or better than his "prime." Amazing.
    Last edited by scottmitchell74; 05-16-2021, 07:44 PM.

  • #2
    Great post!!

    Highest OPS+, ages 34-41, since the foul strike rule (1903). Min 3000 PA. (PS: Throw out the Juicers).

    1. Babe Ruth: 194
    2. Ted Williams: 191
    3. Henry Aaron: 154
    4. Willie Mays: 149
    5. Tris Speaker: 148
    6. Edgar Martinez: 147
    7. Willie Stargell: 145
    8. Ty Cobb: 144
    9. Honus Wagner: 143
    T10. Chipper Jones: 141
    T10. Mike Schmidt: 141
    T10. Stan Musial: 141

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    • #3
      Highest OPS+, ages 18-33.
      1. Ruth: 213
      2. Williams: 190
      3. Gehrig: 184
      4. Cobb: 181
      5. Hornsby: 179
      6. Mantle: 175
      7. Musial: 171
      8. Thomas: 168
      9. Foxx: 167
      10. Pujols: 165

      Hence, it could certainly be argued that Ted Williams sustained his hitting greatness better than any player in baseball history.

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      • #4
        Well, Ted's rate stats were similar before and after Korea but he was not very durable after Korea. After Korea he only averaged 118 games per season. Through 1949 Ted averaged 148 games per season (in a 154 game schedule).
        Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
          Well, Ted's rate stats were similar before and after Korea but he was not very durable after Korea. After Korea he only averaged 118 games per season. Through 1949 Ted averaged 148 games per season (in a 154 game schedule).
          Very good point.

          That said, he's also 4th in Runs Created, all time, ages 34-41. Behind Bonds*, Edgar Martinez, and Babe Ruth.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Floyd Gondolli View Post

            Very good point.

            That said, he's also 4th in Runs Created, all time, ages 34-41. Behind Bonds*, Edgar Martinez, and Babe Ruth.
            An enhanced Bonds and Babe are expected but Edgar? Put that on the "nobody will ever guess this" trivia question list.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Floyd Gondolli View Post
              Great post!!

              Highest OPS+, ages 34-41, since the foul strike rule (1903). Min 3000 PA. (PS: Throw out the Juicers).

              1. Babe Ruth: 194
              2. Ted Williams: 191
              3. Henry Aaron: 154
              4. Willie Mays: 149
              5. Tris Speaker: 148
              6. Edgar Martinez: 147
              7. Willie Stargell: 145
              8. Ty Cobb: 144
              9. Honus Wagner: 143
              T10. Chipper Jones: 141
              T10. Mike Schmidt: 141
              T10. Stan Musial: 141
              I feel like David Ortiz should be on this list or the 'runs created' list.

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              • #8
                Papi - 140 ops+ age 34+

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