Comments on: Fewest homers 1990 to 1995 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1058 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1058/comment-page-1#comment-5998 Sun, 01 Feb 2009 23:26:17 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=1058#comment-5998 Many years ago, in another forum, I pointed out the similarities in the career shapes of Mattingly and Joe Medwick.

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By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1058/comment-page-1#comment-5996 Sun, 01 Feb 2009 03:42:18 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=1058#comment-5996 Here's another way to look at it. In those years ('90-'95) there were 29 players who played at least 720 games (120 per year) with at least 50% of their games at either left , right or first. Only Luis Polonia and Joe Orsolak had a worse OPS+.
http://www.bb-ref.com/pi/shareit/8env

From 1984-1989 there were 36 players who met that criteria. Nobody was better than Mattingly.
http://www.bb-ref.com/pi/shareit/QkwV

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By: whiz http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1058/comment-page-1#comment-5993 Fri, 30 Jan 2009 22:04:29 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=1058#comment-5993 For the preceding 6 years (1984-1989) Mattingly was first in HR of 4 players with as many AB, and 6th of 156 in HR among players with 2000 AB. Quite a decline. He went from great to ordinary.

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By: JohnnyTwisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1058/comment-page-1#comment-5992 Fri, 30 Jan 2009 21:36:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=1058#comment-5992 If only all organizations could be so flawed to win 4 titles in 5 years.

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1058/comment-page-1#comment-5991 Fri, 30 Jan 2009 17:37:49 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=1058#comment-5991 I've read the Olney book too, and it was also good.

Incidentally, Sherman's book is not a Yankee-loving book. It points out many problems with the organization, starting with G Steinbrenner and going down the list of many personnel, including players. I think many baseball fans would enjoy it, including Yankee fans, Yankee-haters, and Yankee-neutrals, if such a category even exists.

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By: Jgeller http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1058/comment-page-1#comment-5990 Fri, 30 Jan 2009 17:01:16 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=1058#comment-5990 I heard somebody..........i won't name names.....(cough hank).......is trying to resurrect the dynasty, but somethings going wrong and it's gonna be a flesh eating zombie that raises salaries by large amounts and results in the death of a few unlucky teams.

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By: JohnnyTwisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1058/comment-page-1#comment-5989 Fri, 30 Jan 2009 16:55:13 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=1058#comment-5989 I haven't read this, but I did read the book by Buster Olney from a few years ago about the death of the dynasty. Pretty interesting.

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