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    Three times, two position players led all others, including pitchers, in their respective leagues, while each accumulated 10 WAR or more. Example: John Jones led everyone in the NL with 10.2 WAR, and Joe Smith led the AL with 11.4 WAR. Name the seasons and the players.

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    "Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a communist."

    - Alvin Dark

  • #2
    Ruth and Gehrig in '27?
    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
      That would only be correct if Gehrig played in the NL. It's one 10 WAR or more position player leading the NL, and one leading the AL. Just like the example.
      "Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a communist."

      - Alvin Dark

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      • #4
        Musial and Williams in 1948?

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        • #5
          Ruth and Hornsby in '24?

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          • #6
            Ruth and Hornsby in 21?

            I know Santo almost had a 10 WAR in 67 but ended up a little short. That almost would have been another one.
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            • #7
              1948 Musial Boudreau
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              • #8
                ruth and hornsby 21 and 24
                1. The more I learn, the more convinced I am that many players are over-rated due to inflated stats from offensive home parks (and eras)
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                • #9
                  I knew this question sounded familiar :-)

                  http://www.baseball-fever.com/showth...war&highlight=
                  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
                    I knew this question sounded familiar :-)

                    http://www.baseball-fever.com/showth...war&highlight=
                    How about that. Of course, with the changes to WAR, the answers are different. And in this question a player had to lead his league. But pretty much the same quiz.

                    All the answers have been delivered: Ruth and Hornsby in 1921 and 1924, and Musial and Boudreau in 1948.

                    Try this: Since 1901, there have been two seasons in which three pitchers posted 10 or more total WAR (hitting plus defense plus pitching) while one was in a different league than the other two. You should have two AL pitchers and one NL or two NL and one AL. Name the pitchers and the seasons.
                    Last edited by AstrosFan; 11-19-2012, 09:08 AM.
                    "Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a communist."

                    - Alvin Dark

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                    • #11
                      I'll go with 1972. Perry and Carlton were both over ten and I imagine Wilbur Wood was too.

                      Don't really have another guess to hazard. Thinking there oughta be a year between 1908 and 1916 or so when some combo of Mathewson, Johnson, Walsh, Wood, and Alexander did it, but dunno which year that would be. 1912 with Johnson and Wood putting up those monster seasons?

                      Wait, I'm thinking as I write this- hitting counts too. One of Ruth's pitching years maybe? He only had two full ones really, but I suppose he'd still count as a pitcher in 1919 too. Hmmm... who else in 1919...

                      I'll make four guesses then:

                      1972, 1912, 1916, and 1919.
                      "Here's a crazy thought I've always had: if they cut three fingers off each hand, I'd really be a great hitter because then I could level off better." Paul Waner (lifetime .333 hitter, 3,152 lifetime hits.

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                      • #12
                        Oh, I saw just now "name the pitchers" as well.

                        um- 1972: Perry Carlton Wood
                        1912: Johnson Wood Mathewson
                        1916: Alexander, Johnson, Ruth
                        1919: hm... Ruth, Johnson, Cicotte

                        I gotta get at least one right.
                        "Here's a crazy thought I've always had: if they cut three fingers off each hand, I'd really be a great hitter because then I could level off better." Paul Waner (lifetime .333 hitter, 3,152 lifetime hits.

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                        • #13
                          You got the 1916 pitchers correct. I wondered how quickly someone would guess the Ruth set. Mathewson wasn't close in 1912. Ed Walsh put up 11.6 WAR, but that makes it a triple AL, which disqualifies it. Ruth was more an outfielder in 1919, starting 106 games there, but even so, Cicotte had 9.3 WAR in 1919. Wood was oh so close in 1972 with 9.9.

                          One down, one to go.
                          "Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a communist."

                          - Alvin Dark

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