Wednesday, September 21, 2005

That Bonds guy is pretty good II

OPS+ is OPS measured against the league average, and adjusted for ballpark factors. An OPS+ of 100 means that a player performed at the league average. To be mind-numbingly obvious, an OPS+ above 100 is better than average, while an OPS+ below 100 is below average. If you're still reading, here, via, is a ranking of players with the highest career OPS+:

1Babe Ruth207
2Ted Williams190
3Barry Bonds184
4Lou Gehrig179
5Rogers Hornsby175
6Mickey Mantle172
7Dan Brouthers170
--Joe Jackson170
9Ty Cobb167
10Jimmie Foxx163
--Mark McGwire163

That's fairly good company.

In case you're wondering, Dan Brouthers played between 1879 and 1904.

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