Comments on: All-time Progressive Hits Leaders http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5998 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/5998/comment-page-1#comment-18722 Fri, 14 May 2010 05:52:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5998#comment-18722 Rudy York it is. Thanks for digging up the 1897-1904 data.

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By: DavidRF http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5998/comment-page-1#comment-18714 Fri, 14 May 2010 02:33:14 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5998#comment-18714 @2

I looked into who the active hit leaders were during the period O'Rourke was listed as active due to his 1904 single-game appearance with the Giants. To be listed, you had to have played that year.

To do these searches, I use the Lahman database and there are some minor descrepancies between the hit data listed there and here at bb-ref. Just a heads up with the numbers don't jive exactly with what's reported by this site. Not sure which data is better, so I'll list the top 3 each year in case there are any close calls.

Data below does include NA numbers (1871-75) as does the totals reported at bb-ref.

1897 - ansonca01 3418, connoro01 2467, mcphebi01 2025
1898 - mcphebi01 2146, mckeaed01 2011, thompsa01 1972
1899 - mcphebi01 2250, ryanji01 2123, duffyhu01 2116
1900 - vanhage01 2255, ryanji01 2238, delahed01 2174
1901 - vanhage01 2437, delahed01 2366, duffyhu01 2257
1902 - delahed01 2544, vanhage01 2460, burkeje01 2396
1903 - delahed01 2596, burkeje01 2547, vanhage01 2532
1904 - burkeje01 2703, becklja01 2680, (orourji01 2643), crossla01 2327

By the time of O'Rourke's cameo, Burkett and Beckley had passed him.

A lot of action on the leaderboard during the post-Anson period. McPhee, Van Haltren, and Delahanty. Of course, by the end of 1903, Delahanty was dead so we wasn't really "active", but he did play that season.

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By: DavidRF http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5998/comment-page-1#comment-18711 Fri, 14 May 2010 01:57:28 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5998#comment-18711 @2 and @3

I believe it is Rudy York. Here's what I have for the all-time HR list after 1947

714 ruthba01 (1935)
534 foxxji01 (1945)
511 ottme01 (1947)
493 gehrilo01 (1939)
331 greenha01 (1947)
307 simmoal01 (1944)
301 hornsro01 (1937)
300 kleinch01 (1944)
288 johnsbo01 (1945)
277 yorkru01 (active - for 31 more games)
264 dimagjo01 (active)
257 mizejo01 (active)

Many of the first wave of live-ball sluggers all retired within a few years of each other.

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By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5998/comment-page-1#comment-18704 Fri, 14 May 2010 00:43:10 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5998#comment-18704 Rudy York?

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By: Gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5998/comment-page-1#comment-18700 Thu, 13 May 2010 23:32:59 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5998#comment-18700 I disagree with the decision to consider O'Rourke active from 1894 to 1903. I'd like to see a graph with the real active leaders from those years.

By the way, one of my favorite trivia questions is, who was the active home run leader at the start of the 1948 season? You won't find the answer at http://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/HR_progress.shtml because that lists leaders at the end of the season, and the leader at the start of 1948 wasn't the leader at the end of 1947 or 1948 (or any other year).

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5998/comment-page-1#comment-18691 Thu, 13 May 2010 20:00:44 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5998#comment-18691 Cap Anson was the active hits leader every season from 1880 to 1897 — eighteen straight years.

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