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Doug
Editor
3 months ago

Maybe this is a start. These players, plus George Case, are the only players since 1920 with 5000 PA careers and:
– SB at least 90% of RBI
– 3B at least 90% of HR
– 2B at least 45% of SB

Doug
Doug
2 months ago
Reply to  Dr. Doom

Adding a minimum 30 HR removes Case.

Another formulation achieving the same result is 5000 PA plus:
– SB at least 90% of RBI
– SB at least 5 times HR
– BB at least 80% of SB
– 30 career HR

Richard Chester
Richard Chester
2 months ago
Reply to  Dr. Doom

I also came up with Rajai Davis, Gary Redus, Scott Podsednik, Davey Lopes, Gene Richards, Brian Hunter and Ben Revere.

Paul E
Paul E
2 months ago

recalling the career of the legendary Ben Revere, how many major leaguers had a season like his 2014 with 184 hits and only 13 BB’s…you know >184 hits and less than 12 BB’s? I had to look twice to make the BB number wasn’t CS?

Paul E
Paul E
2 months ago
Reply to  Paul E

“make” sure….

Doug
Editor
2 months ago
Reply to  Paul E

And the answer is … none. Revere is one of four players with 184+ hits and only 13 walks. Mickey Rivers matched Revere’s numbers for the 1976 Yankees, and two players from way back had 13 BB and more than 184 hits: Hi Myers (196 hits in 1922) and Hal Chase (193 hits in 1906). Myers’ season is the lowest ratio of BB to H in any 175 hit season since 1893.

Paul E
Paul E
2 months ago
Reply to  Doug

Thanks, Doug

Doug
Doug
2 months ago
Reply to  Dr. Doom

I ran the query for integration era, 5000 PA, and SB between 0.9 and 1.1 times RBI. Our six players and Dave Lopes is the result (Lopes had 557 SB and 614 RBI, so he was just inside the ropes).

If I change it to RBI between 0.9 and 1.1 times SB, then I get only these six. But, with only a 3000 PA minimum, the six additional players Richard identified are included.