It’s “THE MAN”!!!
This is the tenth installment of my series, “Baseball’s Surprising Stats.” If you are interested in revisiting any of the first nine, you’ll find links to each of them under Recent Posts over to the right.
The greatest players tend to be the ones who are most consistently excellent over time.
From 1956 to 1969, for example, Hank Aaron never accumulated less than 6.6 WAR in any season. Willie Mays scored at least 99 runs in every season from 1954 to 1966. Pitcher Warren Spahn had thirteen 20-win seasons during the period 1947-63.
Stan Musial was another one of those remarkably consistent players.
There are several different ways to measure Musial’s consistency. For example, Musial scored at least 100 runs in every season from 1943-54. He also drove in at least 90 runs for 13 straight years, from 1944-57. Taking a look at OPS, he never dipped below .900 for…
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