Mickey Mantle

Top OPS For Switch Hitters

Mickey Mantle

“Somebody once asked me if I ever went up to the plate trying to hit a home run. I said, ‘Sure, every time.’ – Mickey Mantle


Mickey Mantle has the top 4 seasons ever, as a switch hitter, for On-Base plus Slugging percentage (OPS), with a record 1.177 in 1957. Chipper Jones has the 5th best such season with 1.074, in 1999. Interestingly, only George Davis (1893, 1894) and Tom McCreery (1896) make the Top Thirty list from the 19th century.

Of the hitters on the Top 30 list, only George Davis and Roberto Alomar are middle infielders.