Comments on: Sample Sizes and the Postseason http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15640 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Paul E http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15640/comment-page-1#comment-163809 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 14:35:53 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15640#comment-163809 Reggie Jackson, Pete Rose, and Jeter get all the felatio from the press because of post-season glory, but, obviously you don't get to the post-season without great teammates.....You could make a helluva All-Star team from their teammates. Morgan , Schmidt, Bench, Bando, Catfish, Perez, A-Rod, Carlton, Bernie Williams, Posada, Rivera, etc....

I hate to say it, but the greatest sustained post-season performance(s) above his "accepted/normal" playing level would have to be Lenny Dykstra. In 32 post-season games he homered 10 times - his regular season average for 162 games-obviously not the 75 game standard set above, but still fairly extraordinary

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By: Michael http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15640/comment-page-1#comment-163802 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 14:20:53 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15640#comment-163802 @17 - Found it, thanks!

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By: Evan http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15640/comment-page-1#comment-163800 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 14:12:30 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15640#comment-163800 @16,

If you go to the front page of the site, on the left side beneath the blog topics and pictures of former players there are several sections, one of which is "Postseason." If you click on "Postseason" it will bring you to a page that has leader boards at the top of the page for pitching or batting broken down by round and one that is aggregate (this is also the page with all the results of postseason series).

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By: Michael http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15640/comment-page-1#comment-163797 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 14:06:57 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15640#comment-163797 Is there a postseason set of leaderboards on this site anywhere? The reason I ask is because I wanted to know if Jeter is the all-time leader in PAs in the postseason, and that got me wondering about who the postseason leaders are in a bunch of categories.

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By: scott-53 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15640/comment-page-1#comment-163775 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 13:29:28 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15640#comment-163775 Jeter has a shot at playing in his 162nd post season game if the Yankees make the World Series this year.

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By: Larry R. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15640/comment-page-1#comment-163771 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 13:25:15 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15640#comment-163771 @8

Mo has 1351.1 IP. The best bullpen man, fine. Best pitcher ever...c'mon.

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By: Shping http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15640/comment-page-1#comment-163674 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 10:36:30 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15640#comment-163674 This player had pretty balanced stats as well, playing in "a lot" of WS games in the old days:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/reesepe01.shtml

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By: Hartvig http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15640/comment-page-1#comment-163657 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 10:08:03 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15640#comment-163657 At a glance and just using OPS as a benchmark it appears that Reggie Jackson is indeed Mr. October with a + 0.039 and Jeter the only other in the plus category (+ 0.010). Three players are at least 0.100 below their regular season numbers (Justice, Lofton & Martinez). But the caveats about sample size (Jackson has about half as many games as Jeter) and generally increased quality of competition that have already been mentioned need to be considered. Still, it's a bit much when 2 players who already kind of annoy me (Jackson & Jeter) actually show some evidence of a much overused and annoying cliche and do appear to be "clutch hitters".

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By: Mike Felber http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15640/comment-page-1#comment-163621 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 08:46:25 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15640#comment-163621 My avatar likes to be #1. Though even I must admut that this must be in comparison to his peers. Much as I like Mo though, no way is he the best ever. Best at his role, sure. But closers have markedly better ERAs-look at what part of the order they face, hows long they pitch for...If the best starters were used in this role, some would be able to have sublime ERAs. But it is just much more valuable to throw about 3 X as many IP!

And it would be harder for a guy with less pitch varuation to be quite as dominant throughout a whole game, & much harder to be as great a starter as a closer.

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15640/comment-page-1#comment-163544 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 05:00:20 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15640#comment-163544 Jeter has batted 1st in 40% of his postseason games, compared to 34% of regular season games.

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