Baseball's Offensive Greats of the Deadball Era: Best Producers Rated by Position, 1901-1919

Baseball's Offensive Greats of the Deadball Era: Best Producers Rated by Position, 1901-1919

by Robert E. Kelly

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Overview

Ty Cobb, Nap Lajoie, and Honus Wagner were among the greatest hitters who ever played major league baseball, but how do they stack up against players of other eras and each other? This book employs a statistical analysis of “production per at-bat” to compare 120 top batters by position over a 19-year period when contact, speed and hit-and-run strategy were more valuable than power and home runs.
Included are an analysis of each player’s strengths and weaknesses, rankings of the most talented and the most valuable producers, and the selection of an All-Star team for the era.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786441259
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 03/16/2009
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Retired CPA, corporate executive and management consultant Robert E. Kelly is an author and an award-winning journalist. He lives in Beverly, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments vii

Foreword by Leonard Levin 1

Introduction 5



The World Beyond the Ballpark, 1901–1919 13

The World Within the Ballpark, 1901–1919 15

First Basemen—Analysis, 1901–1919 17

First Basemen—Summary in Domination Point (DP) Sequence 40

Catchers—Analysis, 1901–1919 42

Catchers—Summary in Domination Point (DP) Sequence 62

Infielders—Analysis, 1901–1919 64

Infielders—Summary in Domination Point (DP) Sequence 129

Outfielders—Analysis, 1901–1919 132

Outfielders—Summary in Domination Point (DP) Sequence 200

Summary, 1901–1919 203



Bibliography 207

Index 209

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