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    In which single season in which a player posted a .500, .600 or .700 slugging percentage was done with the lowest percentage of home runs per at bat?

    Or with the fewest number of home runs for a qualifying season, at least 3.1 plate appearances per team game.

  • #2
    Since this is not in the Trivia section, I'm assuming we're allowed to look it up...

    .500 SLG - Willie Keeler, 1897 (since 1900 it's Ty Cobb in 1919).
    .600 SLG - Ross Barnes, 1873 (since 1900 it's Ty Cobb in 1911).
    .700 SLG - Levi Meyerle, 1871 (Since 1900 it's Stan Musial in 1948, followed closely by Al Simmons in 1930).
    Last edited by GiambiJuice; 06-14-2012, 11:42 AM.
    My top 10 players:

    1. Babe Ruth
    2. Barry Bonds
    3. Ty Cobb
    4. Ted Williams
    5. Willie Mays
    6. Alex Rodriguez
    7. Hank Aaron
    8. Honus Wagner
    9. Lou Gehrig
    10. Mickey Mantle

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    • #3
      Well, that was a lot of fun for everybody.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by BigRon View Post
        Well, that was a lot of fun for everybody.
        This was not posted in the Trivia forum so I assumed that he was asking for someone to look it up for him.
        My top 10 players:

        1. Babe Ruth
        2. Barry Bonds
        3. Ty Cobb
        4. Ted Williams
        5. Willie Mays
        6. Alex Rodriguez
        7. Hank Aaron
        8. Honus Wagner
        9. Lou Gehrig
        10. Mickey Mantle

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        • #5
          Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
          This was not posted in the Trivia forum so I assumed that he was asking for someone to look it up for him.
          I assume you assumed incorrectly, but Brett will have to tell us that. I never ever understood why some of you guys (and I'm not picking on you specifically- there are several real "culprits" on this site) get such a kick out of looking answers up on a search engine. For me- and I imagine many others- the fun is in trying to figure out, through our historical knowledge of the game and its players, likely answers to questions like these. The absolute last thing I want to do is press a button and get an answer.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by BigRon View Post
            I assume you assumed incorrectly, but Brett will have to tell us that. I never ever understood why some of you guys (and I'm not picking on you specifically- there are several real "culprits" on this site) get such a kick out of looking answers up on a search engine. For me- and I imagine many others- the fun is in trying to figure out, through our historical knowledge of the game and its players, likely answers to questions like these. The absolute last thing I want to do is press a button and get an answer.
            Once again, if this had been posted in the Trivia forum, I wouldn't have looked it up. I would have ventured some educated guesses intead. I don't get a "kick" out of it at all. I thought the OP was just asking for this information because he wants the answer, and not in the interest of challenging our baseball knowledge (that's what the Trivia forum is for). If I was mistaken and this was meant to be a trivia question, then I apologize for spoiling the fun.
            My top 10 players:

            1. Babe Ruth
            2. Barry Bonds
            3. Ty Cobb
            4. Ted Williams
            5. Willie Mays
            6. Alex Rodriguez
            7. Hank Aaron
            8. Honus Wagner
            9. Lou Gehrig
            10. Mickey Mantle

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            • #7
              Yea I put it in stats because I just wanted to get an answer.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by brett View Post
                Yea I put it in stats because I just wanted to get an answer.
                In that case I apologize to GJ for complaining about it. I still think it would have been a lot more interesting for a number of people to provide "educated guesses".

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by BigRon View Post
                  In that case I apologize to GJ for complaining about it. I still think it would have been a lot more interesting for a number of people to provide "educated guesses".
                  No problemo! I will try not to spoil your fun next time.
                  My top 10 players:

                  1. Babe Ruth
                  2. Barry Bonds
                  3. Ty Cobb
                  4. Ted Williams
                  5. Willie Mays
                  6. Alex Rodriguez
                  7. Hank Aaron
                  8. Honus Wagner
                  9. Lou Gehrig
                  10. Mickey Mantle

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
                    No problemo! I will try not to spoil your fun next time.
                    I guess we're all here to make some other guy happy?
                    "If I drink whiskey, I'll never get worms!" - Hack Wilson

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                    • #11
                      I was curious to see the answers for the "live ball" era, so I ran some queries....

                      .700.... (GJ already posted the answer) Stan Musial in 1948 with a rate of 6.38%

                      .600.... Tris Speaker in 1922 had a HR rate of 2.58%. In fact, the top 21 all occurred between 1920-1938. Andres Galarraga in 1993 was 22nd on the list with a rate of 4.68%

                      .500.... Harry Walker in 1947 had a rate of 0.2 %, just 1 HR in 488 AB's and still managed a Slugging Pct of exactly .500


                      And while I'm at it, I figured I'd look at the reverse, Highest HR rates below the slugging thresholds.....

                      .600.... As of 6/13/2012, Adam Dunn has the all-time record for Highest HR rate with a SLG under .600 this season. We'll see if he holds on to the lead

                      .500.... Mark McGwire in 1990 had a .489 SLG and a 7.5% HR Rate

                      .400.... Rob Deer in 1991 had a 5.58% HR Rate. Pedro Alvarez and Justin Smoak are 6 and 7 on the all-time list for the current season

                      .300.... As of 6/13/2012, Rickie Weeks current season holds the all-time record with 2.4% HR rate. Otherwise, Don Wert in 1968 had a 2.24% HR rate

                      .200.... No qualifying player has every finished the season under .200 Slugging (since 1901)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by BigRon View Post
                        In that case I apologize to GJ for complaining about it. I still think it would have been a lot more interesting for a number of people to provide "educated guesses".
                        I didn't think it would be easy even with a stats database so I thought there would be some searching and calculating going on. Can you sort by HR%?

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