Comments on: Harold Baines, Athletic-Killer This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Andy Thu, 30 Aug 2007 16:01:53 +0000 It's pretty remarkable how much more often OAK walked him than did any other team. Overall, he actually looks to have been most productive against DET, with 148 RBI in just 213 games, despite the 0.797 OPS.

I think a lot of the "Yankee-killer" stuff we hear (and coincidentally I just posted, cheek-in-tongue, about how Julian Tavarez is a Yankee-killer this year) is because more people see/remember games against the Yankees against other teams. In the early 80s, only a small fraction of the baseball world was paying attention to CHW/OAK games or CHW/DET games, but a much larger fraction paid attention to ???/NYY games.