Comments on: More Walks than Hits http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4643 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: dukeofflatbush http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4643/comment-page-1#comment-11525 Tue, 23 Feb 2010 21:53:14 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4643#comment-11525 I was checking into this earlier, but from a different standpoint. I was interested in guys who had a higher OBP than SLG, for both season(s) and career. As would be expected middle infielders crowd the list, with Willie Randolph managing 13 such seasons. Although the OBP > than * 1.0 SLG tool works for both individual and single seasons it does not include careers. I wonder why?
My search led me to a very interesting player; Johnny Bassler. A catcher for some great Detroit teams in the '20's. He finished (in some pretty crowded fields) in the top 7 in MVP voting three straight years. He had a great BA and OBP, but only hit one career HR and amassed a meager .361 SLG. He had over 300 more TOB than he did TBs in 811 G.
A pretty interesting find.

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By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4643/comment-page-1#comment-11507 Tue, 23 Feb 2010 19:20:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4643#comment-11507 Nick - Check out the link in the post. He's the only one with more than 142 AB. Since 1889 he's the only one with more than 22 AB.

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By: Nike Pinciaro http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4643/comment-page-1#comment-11503 Tue, 23 Feb 2010 19:18:05 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4643#comment-11503 Amazing, Frank Fernandez managed a career OPS+ of 114 despite a career BA of .199! I wonder if he's the only player with a sub .200 BA and an OPS+ of 100 or better with more than 500 career ABs.

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