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Saturday, September 16, 2017

200 Hits, OPS+ less than 100. Featuring 1962 NL MVP: Wills over Mays.

Qualified for Batting Average lead.


RkPlayerOPS+HYearAgeTmLgGPAABR2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSHSFGDPSBCSBAOBPSLGOPSPos
1Juan Pierre82204200628CHCNL16275069987321334032038810165820.292.330.388.717*8
2Doc Cramer84200194034BOSAL15071266194271215136291141335.303.340.384.724*897/H
3Matty Alou87201197031PITNL155718677972181473031844391911.297.329.356.685*8/H9
4Taylor Douthit87201193029STLNL154748664109411079360384204.303.364.426.790*8
5Juan Pierre89202200123COLNL1566836171082611255411291014164617.327.378.415.793*8/H
6Mark Grudzielanek93201199626MONNL153696657993446492638391310337.306.340.397.737*6
7Juan Pierre94204200325FLANL16274766810028714155135515396520.305.361.373.734*8/H
8Michael Young97204200326TEXAL160713666106339147236110313714132.306.339.446.785*4/6
9Ralph Garr97200197327ATLNL14869866894326115522564242123511.299.323.415.737*97
10Pinky Whitney98207193025PHINL14966060687415811740411153.342.383.465.849*5/H
11George Sisler98205192936BSNNL1546866296740827933174206.326.363.424.788*3
12Fresco Thompson98202192927PHINL148717623115413453753411616.324.398.419.817*4
13Maury Wills99208196229LADNL165759695130131064851157274710413.299.347.373.720*6
14Chick Fullis99200193332PHINL151698647913161453634591518.309.350.380.731*8/5


Number 13 on the list is Maury Wills, who was NL MVP in 1962 because he had 104 SB, which broke the long standing record of Ty Cobb of 96. In 1962 Willie Mays led NL with 49 Home Runs and 382 Total Bases; OPS+ 165. That's 65% above NL average. MVP points:


Voting Results
Batting StatsPitching Stats
RankNameTmVote Pts1st PlaceShareWARGABRHHRRBISBBBBAOBPSLGOPSWLERAWHIPGGSSVIPHHRBBSO
1Maury WillsLAD209.08.075%6.016569513020864810451.299.347.373.720
2Willie MaysSFG202.07.072%10.5162621130189491411878.304.384.615.999
3Tommy DavisLAD175.03.063%6.0163665120230271531833.346.374.535.910
4Frank RobinsonCIN164.02.059%8.7162609134208391361876.342.421.6241.045

That type of vote is very unlikely today. Even so, some people are still in love with Batting Average and also with 200 Hit seasons. See the fascination with Ichiro Suzuki, USA career OPS+ 107, 7% above league average.