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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Marty Appel on Casey Stengel’s OBP, OPS+, His Managerial Career &...Reggie?

Let’s put the ‘Ol Perfessor’s playing career in some perspective.  He finished among the top 10 home run hitters in four of his seasons (I know that’s not a lot back then and some of them were inside-the-park-jobs, but still…) He finished his career with an OPS+ of 120.  Of course no one paid much attention to those numbers back then, but he also walked nearly as much as he struck out.  Batted .393 in 33 post-season plate appearances. It’s really quite a revelation when you look at his numbers through a sabermetric lens, no?  There’s more than a few good to even great players under that 120 OPS+ figure.

djordan Posted: April 25, 2017 at 06:20 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: casey stengel, mlb.com

 

 

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