UBTG DREAM TEAM BASEBALL POLL

UBTG Dream Team Baseball Poll

Recently, Ultimate Baseball The Game (UBTG) launched a “dream team” project, a Dream Team Baseball Poll designed to tally respondents’ favorite picks of all time at each position. I was asked to submit my all-time dream picks, and I decided to publish the following post in hopes of spurring some lively discussion. As many of […]

Most Consecutive Games With An Extra Base Hit

Paul Waner

The great Paul Waner, star right fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Atlanta Braves’ Chipper Jones share one of the toughest-to-achieve records in baseball history. They each hold Major League baseball’s record for most consecutive games with an extra base hit… 14 games. Waner set the mark in 1927. Jones equaled the rare feat […]

Season-high OBP For Right-Handed Hitters

RogersHornsby

Only 4 right-handed hitters have ever recorded an on-base percentage of .500+ for a single season. Rogers Hornsby, the greatest right-handed hitter in history, achieved a .507 OBP in 1924. Joe Kelley chalked up a .502 OBP figure in 1894, as did the remarkable Hugh Duffy in 1894. Ed Delahanty, one of only 3 hitters […]

The Greatest Offensive Second Basemen

Rogers Hornsby, Sr. (1896-1963)

The following post represents Part Two in the presentation of the greatest second basemen. This post: Total Offense.     #14 (2 tied): Hub Collins Hub Collins, a second baseman, was a fearless base stealer, who played for almost 7 seasons for mostly Brooklyn of the National League between 1886 and 1892. He averaged over […]

Greatest Players of All-Time Series: The Second Basemen

Hornsby 620

The following post is part of a Three Part presentation on the greatest second basemen of All-Time. Part One will rate the players by Total Player Rating; Part Two will cover the offense, and Part Three will list the best defensive players. “People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll […]

The Greatest Players: Total Offense #1 through #45

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This post ranks the 45 greatest players in the history of baseball based on their offensive performance. Forty of the players are described in previous posts covering Total Player Ratings; here, here, here and here. Five players not mentioned in those posts are described in further detail below.   #44 (two players are tied) Roger […]

History of Baseball: Greatest Players of All-Time Series (15 to 27)

Joseph Jefferson Jackson (1887–1951)

The following post is part of an ongoing series taken from Paul Gillespie’s book, ALL-TIME GREATS OF BASEBALL: My Top Picks At Each Position. These lists include the greatest offensive and defensive players in the history of baseball, extracted from a database Paul developed for the lifetime composite ratings and skill sets of players from […]