Comments on: Willie Davis (1940-2010) http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4875 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4875/comment-page-1#comment-12015 Mon, 15 Mar 2010 00:19:02 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4875#comment-12015 Tmckelv, timing has never been my strong point.

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By: tmckelv http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4875/comment-page-1#comment-11965 Thu, 11 Mar 2010 21:47:57 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4875#comment-11965 Gerry,

Did Davis' family ask you to give the Eulogy at the funeral? 🙂

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By: Gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4875/comment-page-1#comment-11946 Thu, 11 Mar 2010 02:52:30 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4875#comment-11946 Everyone in the list in Reply 1 above had an OBP of .359 (Clemente) or better. Davis' translated OBP was only .329 - if we did walks and OBP we'd likely get a far bigger club than we get from hits and BA. If we ask for 10000 PA and OPS+ of 106 (Davis' real OPS+; I assume that translating changes that little, if at all) then we find 32 outfielders since 1901. Rusty Staub shows up (OPS+ = 124), and Luis Gonzalez, Harry Hooper, and Vada Pinson.

Davis was a fine player, and much underrated due to park and era factors, but let's not get carried away.

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By: steven http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4875/comment-page-1#comment-11924 Wed, 10 Mar 2010 18:02:06 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4875#comment-11924 Unfortunately, nearly every obituary for Davis will include his three-error inning in Game 2 of the 1966 World Series. I saw him play as a Cardinal many times in 1975, which was near the end of his career, and he was still a very exciting, productive player. Earlier, with the Dodgers, in the first half of the 1960s, he seemed to have good years every other season, as did the Reds' Vada Pinson.

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By: Neil Paine http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4875/comment-page-1#comment-11921 Wed, 10 Mar 2010 15:27:10 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4875#comment-11921 Taking Davis' career numbers in the translated 2009 NL context at face value, here are all of the OF ever who had 2799 hits and a .296 AVG:

Rk BA H From To Age G AB R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB CS OBP SLG OPS Pos
1 Hank Aaron .305 3771 1954 1976 20-42 3298 12364 2174 624 98 755 2297 1402 240 73 .374 .555 .928 *9783D/45
2 Barry Bonds .298 2935 1986 2007 21-42 2986 9847 2227 601 77 762 1996 2558 514 141 .444 .607 1.051 *78/D9
3 Roberto Clemente .317 3000 1955 1972 20-37 2433 9454 1416 440 166 240 1305 621 83 46 .359 .475 .834 *9/8745
4 Ty Cobb .366 4189 1905 1928 18-41 3035 11434 2246 724 295 117 1938 1249 897 212 .433 .512 .945 *89/73145
5 Sam Crawford .312 2821 1901 1917 21-37 2385 9054 1298 440 287 89 1446 730 347 43 .364 .453 .817 *983/7
6 Tony Gwynn .338 3141 1982 2001 22-41 2440 9288 1383 543 85 135 1138 790 319 125 .388 .459 .847 *98/7D
7 Al Kaline .297 3007 1953 1974 18-39 2834 10116 1622 498 75 399 1583 1277 137 65 .376 .480 .855 *98D3/75
8 Willie Mays .302 3283 1951 1973 20-42 2992 10881 2062 523 140 660 1903 1464 338 103 .384 .557 .941 *8/39675
9 Stan Musial .331 3630 1941 1963 20-42 3026 10972 1949 725 177 475 1951 1599 78 31 .417 .559 .976 3798/1
10 Mel Ott .304 2876 1926 1947 17-38 2730 9456 1859 488 72 511 1860 1708 89 0 .414 .533 .947 *958/74
11 Sam Rice .322 2987 1915 1934 25-44 2404 9269 1514 498 184 34 1078 708 351 143 .374 .427 .801 *98/71
12 Babe Ruth .342 2873 1914 1935 19-40 2503 8399 2174 506 136 714 2213 2062 123 117 .474 .690 1.164 971/83
13 Al Simmons .334 2927 1924 1944 22-42 2215 8759 1507 539 149 307 1827 615 88 65 .380 .535 .915 *78/39
14 Tris Speaker .345 3514 1907 1928 19-40 2789 10195 1882 792 222 117 1529 1381 436 157 .428 .500 .928 *8/3971
15 Paul Waner .333 3152 1926 1945 23-42 2549 9459 1627 605 191 113 1309 1091 104 0 .404 .473 .878 *9/387
16 Zack Wheat .317 2884 1909 1927 21-39 2410 9106 1289 476 172 132 1248 650 205 69 .367 .450 .817 *7/89
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Generated 3/10/2010.
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