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 (six months ago) link
Dug up this:
― clemenza, Monday, 12 August 2019 23:49 (six months ago) link
Jesus Aguilar is looking like a potential inner circle outlier season guy
― omar little, Tuesday, 13 August 2019 00:01 (six months ago) link
see also his former teammate, gio urshela
― mookieproof, Tuesday, 13 August 2019 02:12 (six months ago) link
rick porcello's 2016
― mookieproof, Thursday, 19 September 2019 17:41 (five months ago) link
a whole bunch of guys you forgot about the moment they retired
Shane Reynolds (948.7)Charles Nagy (948.0)Brad Penny (945.6)Matt Morris (939.6)Jon Lieber (938.0)Denny Neagle (931.9)Pat Hentgen (931.0)John Smiley (928.9)Josh Beckett (927.4)Yovani Gallardo (923.9)
― omar little, Thursday, 19 September 2019 17:44 (five months ago) link
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 (two weeks ago) link
mike marshall, 1974
― But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 06:16 (one week 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 (one week ago) link