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160 OPS+ in first two seasons

Posted by Andy on November 18, 2008

Here are all the guys since 1901 to have a first or second season with an OPS+ of 160 in a qualified season.

  Cnt Player            Year OPS+  PA Age Tm  Lg  G   AB  R   H  2B 3B HR RBI  BB IBB  SO HBP  SH  SF GDP  SB CS   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  Positions
+----+-----------------+----+----+---+---+---+--+---+---+---+---+--+--+--+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+-----+-----+-----+-----+---------+
    1 Frank Thomas      1991  180 700  23 CHW AL 158 559 104 178 31  2 32 109 138  13 112   1   0   2  20   1  2  .318  .453  .553 1.006 *D3       
    2 Mark McGwire      1987  164 641  23 OAK AL 151 557  97 161 28  4 49 118  71   8 131   5   0   8   6   1  1  .289  .370  .618  .988 *3/59     
    3 Fred Lynn         1975  161 605  23 BOS AL 145 528 103 175 47  7 21 105  62  10  90   3   6   6  11  10  5  .331  .401  .566  .967 *8        
    4 Dick Allen        1964  162 708  22 PHI NL 162 632 125 201 38 13 29  91  67  13 138   0   6   3   8   3  4  .318  .382  .557  .939 *5        
    5 Rico Carty        1964  161 505  24 MLN NL 133 455  72 150 28  4 22  88  43   4  78   3   0   4  16   1  2  .330  .388  .554  .942 *7/98     
    6 Eddie Mathews     1953  171 681  21 MLN NL 157 579 110 175 31  8 47 135  99   0  83   2   1   0   6   1  3  .302  .406  .627 1.033 *5        
    7 Mickey Mantle     1952  162 626  20 NYY AL 142 549  94 171 37  7 23  87  75   0 111   0   2   0   5   4  1  .311  .394  .530  .924 *89/5     
    8 Ralph Kiner       1947  173 666  24 PIT NL 152 565 118 177 23  4 51 127  98   0  81   2   1   0  12   1  0  .313  .417  .639 1.056 *7        
    9 Pete Reiser       1941  165 601  22 BRO NL 137 536 117 184 39 17 14  76  46   0  71  11   8   0   6   4  0  .343  .406  .558  .964 *8/9      
   10 Ted Williams      1940  162 661  21 BOS AL 144 561 134 193 43 14 23 113  96   0  54   3   1   0  13   4  4  .344  .442  .594 1.036 *79/1     
   11 Ted Williams      1939  160 677  20 BOS AL 149 565 131 185 44 11 31 145 107   0  64   2   3   0  10   2  1  .327  .436  .609 1.045 *9        
   12 Johnny Mize       1937  172 621  24 STL NL 145 560 103 204 40  7 25 113  56   0  57   5   0   0   5   2  0  .364  .427  .595 1.022 *3        
   13 Joe DiMaggio      1937  168 692  22 NYY AL 151 621 151 215 35 15 46 167  64   0  37   5   2   0   0   3  0  .346  .412  .673 1.085 *8        
   14 Benny Kauff       1914  166 667  24 IND FL 154 571 120 211 44 13  8  95  72   0  55   8  16   0   0  75  0  .370  .447  .534  .981 987       

The true rookies on this list are McGwire, Lynn, Allen, Carty, Williams (in 1939), and Kauff.

Mize deserves to be counted as he topped OPS+ of 160 in both his first and second seasons but missed the PA cutoff in his first season.

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3 Responses to “160 OPS+ in first two seasons”

  1. David in Toledo Says:

    Did you make this report because Albert Pujols's first-year OPS+ was 157?

  2. Actually I was looking back at Fred Lynn's stats.

  3. Since there was the Mize comment I have to bring this up -

    Frank Thomas also topped 160 in his 1st season but only had 240 PAs.

    So he did top 160 in each of his 1st 2 years. And in each of his 1st 8 years.......