Comments on: Most plate appearances without grounding into a double play http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1290 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: spudart http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1290/comment-page-1#comment-6291 Wed, 25 Mar 2009 23:14:46 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=1290#comment-6291 I love this stat. Amazing how Biggio is the only one on the top 20 list since 1938

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By: JohnnyTwisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1290/comment-page-1#comment-6290 Wed, 25 Mar 2009 18:46:18 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=1290#comment-6290 That Biggio achievement is one of those little things that made him so good. I believe it was the 1997 season that Bill James compared Biggio and Griffey. On the surface, Griffey's season (50+ HR, etc) looks superior. But James went through all the oft-overlooked pieces of the statistical puzzle to show how Biggio made up ground on Griffey, and why his season was actually superior (per Win Shares).

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By: JohnnyTwisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1290/comment-page-1#comment-6289 Wed, 25 Mar 2009 18:42:58 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=1290#comment-6289 The easy way to check is the year-by-year leaders for particular stats. So just go here and you can see: http://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/GIDP_leagues.shtml
As I said, it would be nice if those showed as blank rather than 0, and it would also be helpful if the PI had a note indicating that searches for particular things prior to particular years are meaningless.

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By: JDV http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1290/comment-page-1#comment-6288 Wed, 25 Mar 2009 16:30:16 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=1290#comment-6288 Armed with Comment 1 above, it looks like only #4 Galan and Biggio would still make the list. It would be tough to draw any conclusions without a new list with the new search criteria.

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1290/comment-page-1#comment-6287 Wed, 25 Mar 2009 15:46:37 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=1290#comment-6287 I had considered that possibility, but didn't know if it was the case or not. So then that first list is mainly just the post PAs in a season back in that era...heh.

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By: JohnnyTwisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1290/comment-page-1#comment-6286 Wed, 25 Mar 2009 15:41:31 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=1290#comment-6286 All those guys from the '20s and '30s are because GIDP were not counted at the time. B-R really should show them as blank, rather than 0. GIDP were not counted until 1933 in the NL and 1939 in the AL.

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