Re: Which of these great years by a Sox OF is the best?
posted at 3/31/2012 5:14 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Which of these great years by a Sox OF is the best?
[QUOTE]Sorry but this is a flawed
question as Ted Williams had the single best season ever of any player in Baseball in 1941
. In my life time it is easy to say Yaz. I was a touch too young to know much about what Yaz was doing in 67 though I do remember how big a deal it was to my dad. But Teddy Ball game had the best ever for any position in MLB so just for a quick look at his offensive numbers here they are
: Ted Williams .406 in 1941 with 147 walks, OBP .553, Slugging % .735, and OPS 1.287, 135 runs scored, 37 HR's, 120 RBI, 335 total bases. Just 27 SO's! His WAR was 11.3 and Fielding % was .961 when his contemporaries had a % of .973 so there was that minor defect but other then that his numbers were awesome.
Posted by DaBlade[/QUOTE]
Hmmm. My best friend has the irritating habit of saying that The Ted "was the greatest at 3 things: batting, fishing and flying". He's actually a highly intelligent person, but prone to what I call "expertism" at times.
Fishing?: Don't know, don't care, seems unlikely.
Flying (fighter pilot-wise): Don't know, do care in a sense, seems comically unlikely.
Batting: See Ruth, Babe. His relative numbers far exceed the great Ted's.