Rather than looking at years, it's fairer to look at it by age. After all, why have Raines' age 22-24 and Butler's 36-38?

]]>I added total bases to walks and hbp and steals, substracting times caught stealing and double plays grounded into. The totals are 5007 for Tony Gwynn and 5665 for Tim Raines.

When you divide these by respective plate appearances, you get these percentages: Gwynn, .489; Raines, 547. That is, for every time Tony Gwynn came to bat, there was a .489 likelihood that he would advance a base. For Tim Raines, .547.

Or look at career win shares: Gwynn 398, Raines 390, Roberto Clemente 377, Billy Williams 374, Willie Stargell 370, Lou Brock 348, Joe Medwick 312, Jim Rice 282.

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