By William F. McNeil
This paintings makes use of useful measures to scientifically rank significant league gamers, place by way of place, in response to their offensive and shielding talents. the writer has adjusted person information for the period within which the participant used to be lively and for the house park consider order to place all eligible gamers on a degree taking part in box. for every place, the writer has pointed out the head contenders for most sensible offensive, protective and all-around participant, and offers a quick background of every of the applicants.
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342. On the other side of the coin, he was considered a liability in the ﬁeld and on the bases. 308 with 31 doubles, 16 triples, and 10 home runs a year. His 136 career home runs and 811 extra-base hits both rank number one for nineteenthcentury batters, and his 233 career triples are ﬁfth all-time. He was also an excellent defensive ﬁrst baseman as well as an exceptional base runner. Dave Orr was the National League’s foremost slugger until a stroke ended his career • Dave Orr packed 250 pounds on at the age of 30 (courtesy John Thorn).
442 slugging average. 354 in 1890. His defense was just adequate, but he did lead the league in double plays twice and set the major league record for putouts in a single season with 255. • Billy Shindle was a slender 5' 8", 155-pound right-handed hitter who excelled both on offense and defense. 269, he was still an offensive threat, averaging 94 runs scored and 72 RBIs during his 13-year career. On defense, he led the league in ﬁelding average once, in assists three times and in double plays twice.
Michael Francis “Smiling Mickey” Welch, a pitching partner of Keefe, was a curveball specialist who also threw a changeup and a screwball. 800 winning percentage. That year he completed all 55 of his starts. Smiling Mickey pitched in the major leagues for 13 years, winning 307 games against 210 losses while completing 96 percent of his starts. • Charles “Kid” Nichols was the ace of the Boston Beaneaters’ staff from 1890 through 1901. His seven consecutive 30+ victory seasons, from 1891 3. The Nineteenth-Century All-Stars 41 to 1898, has never been equaled.
All-Stars for All Time: A Sabermetric Ranking of the Major League Best, 1876-2007 by William F. McNeil