Sunday, November 20, 2011

Franchise Records: Batting Average & WAR


Since we still have over four months until Opening Day, and since there's not much to write about Reds-wise right now, let's dust off the franchise record book and take a closer look shall we?

Throughout the chilly months of winter you may see an occasional post recognizing the best of the best in a particular statistical category or categories. Today we get a little offensive (pun intended) as we take a gander at the all-time, top ten career and single-season leaders in both batting average and Wins Above Replacement (WAR) in Reds franchise history...

Top Ten Career Leaders in WAR
1) Pete Rose 74.6
2) Johnny Bench 71.3
3) Barry Larkin 68.9
4) Frank Robinson 61.5
5) Joe Morgan 61.3
6) Bid McPhee 57.9
7) Vada Pinson 45.1
8) Tony Perez 43.8
9) Edd Roush 41.1
10) Heinie Groh 38.7

Top Ten Single Season Leaders in WAR
1) Joe Morgan 12.0 (1975)
2) Joe Morgan 10.0 (1972)
    Joe Morgan 10.0 (1976)
4) Joe Morgan 9.9 (1973)
5) Johnny Bench 9.1 (1972)
    Joe Morgan 9.1 (1974)
7) Frank Robinson 8.5 (1964)
    Pete Rose 8.5 (1973)
9) Cy Seymour 8.4 (1905)
10) George Foster 8.2 (1977)

Top Ten Career Leaders in Average
1) Cy Seymour .331
2) Edd Roush .331
3) Jake Beckly .325
4) Bubbles Hargrave .314
5) Joey Votto .313
6) Sam Crawford .312
    Bug Holliday .312
8) Rube Bressler .311
    Ernie Lombardi .311
10) Dusty Miller .308

Seymour
Top Ten Single Season Leaders in Average
1) Cy Seymour .377 (1905)
2) Bug Holliday .376 (1894)
3) Lew Fonseca .361 (1922)
4) Rube Bressler .357 (1926)
5) Bubbles Hargrave .353 (1926)
6) Edd Roush .352 (1921)
7) Mike Donlin .351 (1903)
    Edd Roush .351 (1923)
9) Cuckoo Christensen .350 (1926)
10) Rube Bressler .348 (1925)
      Pete Rose .348 (1969)
      Edd Roush .348 (1924)

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