In a recent post about Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez joining the 500 doubles club in the same month, there was discussion about which pairs of teammates may have accumulated the most counting stats together. So, just for fun, I’ve compiled a table of prolific teammate accomplishments.
Take a look after the jump, and please let me know of any I may have missed.
Some preliminaries. The following table shows combined counting stats by teammates, only when they were teammates. This means:
- Full season stats for both players are included in totals for any season when both played for the same team, and no other
- Partial season stats for one or both players are included when one or both players played for multiple teams in the same season. Partial season stats are based on game logs for periods when both players were playing on the same team.
- No adjustments are made for first or last seasons, during which players may not have been teammates for the entire season. Principle is adjustments are made (as described in preceding bullet) only for periods when both players are active but playing on different teams.
So, here’s what I’ve found.
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1. Totals for Honus Wagner and Fred Clarke are computed as described. However, player-manager Clarke ceased being a regular or even an occasional player after the 1911 season, not playing at all in 1912 and appearing in only 12 games total in 1913 to 1915.
2. Exact count for Wagner and Leach not known, as Leach moved to a new team in mid-season of 1912 (before game logs are available). Thus, Wagner’s partial totals for 1912 season are omitted.
3. WAR count for Mays and McCovey excludes partial season of 1972, as WAR is not calculated for individual games. Difference of total shown to “true” total is negligible.