epic outlier seasons

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Another 1970 one, Tommy Harper:

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

timellison, Thursday, 2 May 2019 01:38 (one year 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 (eleven months ago) link

Dug up this:

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

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

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

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

see also his former teammate, gio urshela

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

one month passes...

rick porcello's 2016

mookieproof, Thursday, 19 September 2019 17:41 (ten months 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 (ten months ago) link

four months pass...

Epic outlier in reverse: Wade Boggs, 1992 (his last season in Boston). No recollection--what happened? The Margo Adams thing was a couple of years earlier.

clemenza, Monday, 10 February 2020 14:15 (five months ago) link

mike marshall, 1974

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 06:16 (five months ago) link

Only in the freakish 100+ games, though--he was arguably better in '73, and definitely better in '72.

clemenza, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 14:43 (five months ago) link


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