Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The .400 Club

Minimum 500 PAs:
1. Buddy Myer - .454 OBP in 534 PAs (Washington Senators, 1938)
2. Buddy Myer - .440 OBP in 720 PAs (Washington Senators, 1935)
3. Hank Greenberg - .438 OBP in 681 PAs (Detroit Tigers, 1938)
4. Hank Greenberg - .436 OBP in 701 PAs (Detroit Tigers, 1937)
5. Hank Greenberg - .433 OBP in 670 PAs (Detroit Tigers, 1940)
6. Al Rosen - .422 OBP in 688 PAs (Cleveland Indians, 1953)
7. Hank Greenberg - .420 OBP in 604 PAs (Detroit Tigers, 1939)
8. Buddy Myer - .419 OBP in 636 PAs (Washington Senators, 1934)
9. Mike Epstein - .414 OBP in 500 PAs (Washington Senators, 1969)
10. Hank Greenberg - .411 OBP in 710 PAs (Detroit Tigers, 1935)
11. Hank Greenberg - .408 OBP in 510 PAs (Pittsburgh Pirates, 1947)
12. Buddy Myer - .407 OBP in 519 PAs (Washington Senators, 1937)
13. Al Rosen - .405 OBP in 668 PAs (Cleveland Indians, 1950)
14. Al Rosen - .404 OBP in 566 PAs (Cleveland Indians, 1954)
14. Sid Gordon - .404 OBP in 588 PAs (New York Giants, 1949)
14. Hank Greenberg - .404 OBP in 667 PAs (Detroit Tigers, 1934)
14. Sid Gordon - .403 OBP in 562 PAs (Boston Braves, 1950)
15. Cal Abrams - .400 OBP in 506 PAs (Baltimore Orioles, 1954)

Under 500 PAs, Over 100 PAs:
1. Buddy Myer - .427 OBP in 201 PAs (Washington Senators, 1936)
2. Phil Weintraub - .422 OBP in 421 PAs (Philadelphia Phillies, 1938)
3. Cal Abrams - .419 OBP in 186 PAs (Brooklyn Dodgers, 1951)
4. Cal Abrams - .413 OBP in 407 PAs (Baltimore Orioles, 1955)
4. Fred Sington - .413 OBP in 109 PAs (Washington Senators, 1936)
5. Phil Weintraub - .412 OBP in 423 PAs (New York Giants, 1944)
6. Sid Gordon - .405 OBP in 447 PAs (Pittsburgh Pirates, 1954)
7. Hank Greenberg - .404 OBP in 312 PAs (Detroit Tigers, 1945)
8. Richie Scheinblum - .402 OBP in 333 PAs (Cincinnati Reds/California Angels, 1973)

Close, But No Cigar:
Morrie Arnovich - .397 OBP in 560 PAs (Philadelphia Phillies, 1939)
Buddy Myer - .396 OBP in 300 PAs (Washington Senators, 1939)
Ron Blomberg - .395 OBP in 338 PAs (New York Yankees, 1973)

Honorable Mentions:
Fred Sington - .493 OBP in 68 PAs (Brooklyn Dodgers, 1938)
Phil Weintraub - .461 OBP in 90 PAs (New York Giants, 1934)
Lou Boudreau - .453 OBP in 676 PAs (Cleveland Indians, 1948)
Lou Boudreau - .406 OBP in 681 PAs (Cleveland Indians, 1944)
Kevin Youkilis - .400 OBP in 95 PAs (Boston Red Sox, 2005)

2 comments:

William said...

Whoa! Who is Buddy Myers and how come I've never heard of him? Going to go to baseball-reference.com right now and check him out. Mike Epstein? Really? Bloomberg was one of my favorite players of all time. When I was in high school, I took three years of printing and when I had a section on the big press, I wanted to make a scorebook to keep score of games. I had a picture of Bloomberg and wanted him on the cover. The instructor said it couldn't be done and it wouldn't work. I not only got it to work, it was gorgeous. Ha! Who knew that 35 years later I would be printing my own books. Anyway, great list again, Josh. Thanks!

Josh Borenstein said...

Buddy Myer was a great second baseman from the 30's. He is largely forgotten today. Arguably has HoF numbers.

I took a semester of graphic arts in high school and also used a printing press. Not exactly efficient by today's standards, but a rewarding experience nonetheless.

Thanks, William. What can I say? I like making lists! :)