Comments on: 2+ Career Post-Season Sudden Death Games With WPA.=.2 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15684 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Doug http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15684/comment-page-1#comment-164339 Fri, 07 Oct 2011 08:04:16 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15684#comment-164339 @4.

Highest single-game WPA in sudden-death games.

Here's the list for WPA over 0.5.
- Francisco Cabrera ATL 0.737 1992-10-14 NLCS
- Hal Smith PIT 0.636 1960-10-13 WS
- Troy O'Leary BOS 0.532 1999-10-11 ALDS
- Jose Cruz HOU 0.530 1980-10-12 NLCS

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By: birtelcom http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15684/comment-page-1#comment-164238 Fri, 07 Oct 2011 05:11:51 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15684#comment-164238 Cabrera's has been the highest single game WPA in any post-season sudden death game, according to PI. As for career total WPA, PI doesn't produce that easily, and it would take a little while with Excel to figure it. I do know the leader is not Cabrera, who had just that one plate appearance in a sudden death game, and Cabrera's WPA total from that one PA is topped as a career number by at least Tony Womack's total over the four sudden death games he appeared in over his career. Whether others top Womack would take some time to determine.

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15684/comment-page-1#comment-164223 Fri, 07 Oct 2011 04:38:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15684#comment-164223 Not CC's!

bleaahhhh

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By: BSK http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15684/comment-page-1#comment-164202 Fri, 07 Oct 2011 03:38:29 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15684#comment-164202 Birtelcom-

Is that the highest career total? Or single-game total? I could imagine it being both, but my question was specifically about the latter: if you add up each player's TOTAL WPA from all sudden-death games, whose is the highest?

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By: birtelcom http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15684/comment-page-1#comment-164143 Fri, 07 Oct 2011 01:14:02 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15684#comment-164143 BSK@4: Among batters it's Francisco Cabrera, 1992 NLCS, come-from-behind walk-off pinch-hit with two outs and the bases loaded for Braves against the Pirates.

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By: Anon http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15684/comment-page-1#comment-164049 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 21:57:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15684#comment-164049 DBAcks fan here and any Dback fan will tell you the 2nd & 3rd biggest hits in DBacks history are courtesy of Tony Womack - game ender in Game 5 of the 01 LDS against St Louis (+.39 WPA) and the hugely underrated game-tying double down the line off Rivera in the 01 WS. (+.50 WPA, far bigger than Gonzalez's .16 WPA for the game-winner)

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=19791569

Couldn't find the WS hit quickly but I'm sure it can be dug up without trying too hard

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By: BSK http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15684/comment-page-1#comment-164018 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 20:46:35 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15684#comment-164018 What about most (highest?) total WPA in sudden death games?

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By: Dave http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15684/comment-page-1#comment-164010 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 20:40:49 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15684#comment-164010 Great stuff, love this list. It was fun to look at http://bbref.com/pi/shareit/RodAx and guess out who else would be on the list before looking.

(Mazeroski... check. Aaron Boone... check. Etc..)

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By: birtelcom http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15684/comment-page-1#comment-163954 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 18:56:08 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15684#comment-163954 The year in the Smoltz reference above should of course be to 1991.

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By: birtelcom http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15684/comment-page-1#comment-163950 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 18:53:08 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15684#comment-163950 You've provided the hitters list. On the Pitching WPA side
--John Smoltz had a WPA over .3 in Game 7s in both the NLCS and the World Series in 199
--Bob Gibson's complete game victories in Game 7s of the 1964 and 1967 World Series both produced WPAs over .2
-- Mariano Rivera has had two sudden death game appearances with WPAs over .2.

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