epic outlier seasons

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As I've posted before (but seemingly not on this thread), 1970 is the mother of all outlier seasons.

clemenza, Monday, 18 June 2018 22:37 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

Jim Gentile 1961. 141 RBI tied for lead league the year Maris broke the record.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gentiji01.shtml

timellison, Saturday, 10 November 2018 23:28 (eleven months ago) link

two months pass...

Brady Anderson turns 55 today. With that in mind - when you think of one player in any sport having one season where they are mind-blowingly better than in any other year of their career - who do you think of and what year

— Nick Shepkowski (@Shep670) January 18, 2019

mookieproof, Friday, 18 January 2019 17:08 (eight months ago) link

three months pass...

Another 1970 one, Tommy Harper:

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/harpeto01.shtml

timellison, Thursday, 2 May 2019 01:38 (five months ago) link

three months pass...

It's not epic, and it's not a season, but this seems as appropriate a place as anywhere--Brian Harper's few years catching for the Twins in the late-'80s/early-'90s. (His picture popped up today in that little photo gallery to the left of the Baseball Reference page.) From '79 to '87, he plays for five teams, plays all over the diamond, and basically does nothing. Then he has five-and-a-half really solid seasons with the Twins, hitting .294-.325 every year, with OBPs around .350 and slugging averages in the low-mid .400s (except for his last year there, very much a pitcher's era), and has a fantastic Series when the Twins win everything in '91. Then he leaves in '94, gets 300 more AB elsewhere the next two years, then he retires.

clemenza, Monday, 12 August 2019 23:43 (two months ago) link

Dug up this:

http://www.banishedtothepen.com/brian-harper-a-baseball-life/

clemenza, Monday, 12 August 2019 23:49 (two months ago) link

Jesus Aguilar is looking like a potential inner circle outlier season guy

omar little, Tuesday, 13 August 2019 00:01 (two months ago) link

see also his former teammate, gio urshela

mookieproof, Tuesday, 13 August 2019 02:12 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

rick porcello's 2016

mookieproof, Thursday, 19 September 2019 17:41 (four weeks ago) link

a whole bunch of guys you forgot about the moment they retired

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omar little, Thursday, 19 September 2019 17:44 (four weeks ago) link


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