Comments on: .400 OBP and done! This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: David in Toledo Thu, 27 Mar 2008 15:19:45 +0000 Bonds, Jackson, Johnson, Ashburn, Clark, Greenberg, Gessler, Bates, Hamilton, Cullenbine, Nillson.

Bonds and Jackson, career ends involuntarily. Cullenbine, Bates, and Hamilton were done, even if these numbers don't show it. Cullenbine was living on 137 walks (.224 ba in 1947), and the Tigers had five better outfield choices for 1948. Bates's final-season numbers come primarily from the Federal League. For Sliding Bilily Hamilton, a .405 OB% represented a steep end-of-career decline.

Gessler changed careers, having another one as an M.D. either in hand or in mind. Nillson changed countries. Greenberg had married $$ and didn't need the grief of playing for the 1948 Pirates. Similarly, Ashburn had endured the 1962 Mets (the great Elio Chacon/Frank Thomas "Yo lo tengo!" story): three more Kenny Lofton years at ages 36-37-38 and he'd have had 3,000 hits, but the pay was poor back then for the indignity of being a Metropolitan. Did Will Clark stop because of nagging injury, and will Nick Johnson be potentially the same story?

By: Raphy Thu, 27 Mar 2008 09:25:50 +0000 Hey Andy and David: Nice Job!
You made it into a THT article:

By: Raphy Thu, 27 Mar 2008 01:09:57 +0000 It is an interesting list. (It think it includes all players with at least 400 PA)

Chris wrote something similar here. Please see my comment there on how to eliminate Nick Johnson from the list.