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Friday, June 25, 2004

Random Stat: RCAA by decade 

As you can see to the right, we have a new Random Stat: Runs Created Above Average By Decade. It shows which player had the most RCAA for that particular decade. It's interesting to see how the high RCAA fluctuated from decade to decade, from a high of 1174 by Babe Ruth in the 1920s to a low of (surprise) 439 by Rickey Henderson in the 1980s. One amazing thing is that Honus Wagner lead the next closest player (Nap Lajoie) by 51%! That's truly astonishing. There were 3 decades where the 2nd place player wasn't even close: Honus over Nap in the 1900s, Ty Cobb over Tris Speaker in the 1910s (39%), and Ted Williams over Stan Musial in the 1940s (43%). At first I was amazed that Ted, even though he missed 3 years in WWII was that far in font, but Stan missed 3 years, too - one due to WWII, and two because he was first called up to the majors for a cup of coffee in 1941. All the rest of the decades were relatively close.
# posted by shawn : 6/25/2004 06:19:00 PM -
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