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Monday, January 10, 2022

Which birth year produced the most WAR?

1. 1983: 1,369.3 WAR
Top 5 players by WAR: Zack Greinke (73.1), Justin Verlander (71.8), Miguel Cabrera (68.7), Joey Votto (64.6), Cole Hamels (59.3)

It wasn’t just a banner year for baseball births—1983 outpaces the next year on the list by more than 130 WAR, which is more than one Honus Wagner (130.8 WAR). The top five by WAR from this year are five active players with well above 50 WAR, and there are plenty of others with at least 35 WAR worth noting. The 1983 birthdays also include Joe Mauer (55.2), Dustin Pedroia (51.9) and Ryan Braun (47.1). And given that Greinke, Verlander, Cabrera and Votto are active, and Hamels has yet to retire either, this year’s total will continue to grow.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 10, 2022 at 03:11 PM | 26 comment(s)
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