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Wednesday, August 25, 2004

All-time Leaders in Percent of team Win Shares

I posted an article at the Hardball Times, entitled When Bad Teams Happen to Good Players, that includes a review of the all-time leaders in Win Shares as a percent of the player’s team Win Shares.  As you might guess, 1972’s Steve Carlton heads the list, and Barry Bonds shows up several times.


Posted by Studes on 08/25 at 06:58 AM
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Sunday, August 15, 2004

All-Time Win Shares

Over at the Hardball Times, Lee Sinins has been doing a superb job of updating Barry Bonds’ all-time lists during the season.  But here’s one more for you, the all-time Win Shares list.

At the beginning of the season, this was the list of all players with 600 or more Win Shares in their entire career:

Ruth      756
Cobb      722
Wagner    655
Aaron     643
Mays      642
Young     634
Speaker   630
Bonds     611
Musial    604 

Barry Bonds has already generated 37 Win Shares this year, which means he has zoomed past Tris Speaker, Cy Young, Willie Mays and Hank Aaron.  Here’s the updated list:

Ruth      756
Cobb      722
Wagner    655
Bonds     648
Aaron     643
Mays      642
Young     634
Speaker   630
Musial    604 

By the time the season is over, Bonds will almost certainly pass Honus Wagner to rank third on this list.  Someday, you’ll tell your grandchildren that you saw Barry Bonds play baseball.


Posted by Studes on 08/15 at 08:45 AM
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Saturday, August 14, 2004

Win Shares Trade Analysis

Over at the Hardball Times, I’ve written a rapid review of the major trades and how they’ve impacted this season.  Of course, I used Win Shares and Win Shares Above Average for my review.  You can read it here.


Posted by Studes on 08/14 at 12:24 PM
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