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The magnitude of Babe
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I was just going over the Babe's career stats.

If I recall, SOM recommends against using the Babe's HOF batting card when you use his HOF pitching card.  Fair enough.

But the Babe did hit .299, with 22 doubles, 7 triples, and 9 homers in 361 ABs, from 1914-'17, when he was only a pitcher/PH.  He started playing primarily in the outfield and at first base in 1918 (though he did also start 19 games on the mound).

Here's the main point of this post: you imagine a pitcher who won 18-23-24 games in three consecutive seasons...then changed positions???

I mean, in 1916, he led the A.L. in starts, shutouts, ERA and ERA+ and did not allow a single home run in 323.2 innings.  He then upped his win total the next season.

He was that good...before he became The Babe.



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seajaw wrote:

I was just going over the Babe's career stats.

If I recall, SOM recommends against using the Babe's HOF batting card when you use his HOF pitching card.  Fair enough.

But the Babe did hit .299, with 22 doubles, 7 triples, and 9 homers in 361 ABs, from 1914-'17, when he was only a pitcher/PH.  He started playing primarily in the outfield and at first base in 1918 (though he did also start 19 games on the mound).

Here's the main point of this post: you imagine a pitcher who won 18-23-24 games in three consecutive seasons...then changed positions???

I mean, in 1916, he led the A.L. in starts, shutouts, ERA and ERA+ and did not allow a single home run in 323.2 innings.  He then upped his win total the next season.

He was that good...before he became The Babe.


 He is having a helluva year in my 1917 replay.........through games of August 28th.........

18-9, 2.42 (was 24-13, 2.01 with 2 saves IRL)

.388, 1 homer, 22 rbi's (in only 103 at bats), with 3 doubles and 8 triples, 1.034 OPS.

My comp version doesn't compute WAR like the later ones do, but I have to believe it's gotta be close to 10.



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