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Best Batting Seasons of All-Time

1871-2016 (Regular Season).



Rank Name First Year Team Lg HR RBI AVG Age PEVA-B
80 Snider Duke 1953 BRO NL 42 126 0.336 27 38.655
82 McCutcheon Andrew 2012 PIT NL 31 96 0.327 26 38.647
83 Lajoie Nap 1901 PHA AL 14 125 0.426 27 38.604
84 Mathews Eddie 1959 MIL NL 46 114 0.306 28 38.592
85 Hines Paul 1878 PRO NL 4 50 0.328 23 38.405
86 Campanella Roy 1958 BRO NL 41 142 0.312 32 38.348
87 Anson Cap 1881 CHN NL 1 82 0.399 29 38.143
88 Bagwell Jeff 1994 HOU NL 39 116 0.368 26 38.044
89 Jackson Joe 1912 CLE AL 3 90 0.395 23 37.904
90 Musial Stan 1952 SLN NL 21 91 0.336 32 37.889
91 DiMaggio Joe 1941 NYA AL 30 125 0.357 27 37.809
92 Gehrig Lou 1937 NYA AL 37 159 0.351 34 37.760
93 Cobb Ty 1918 DET AL 3 64 0.382 32 37.701
94 Flick Elmer 1900 PHI NL 11 110 0.367 24 37.675
95 Hornsby Rogers 1925 SLN NL 39 143 0.403 29 37.655
96 Foxx Jimmie 1938 BOS AL 50 175 0.349 31 37.579
97 Dunlap Fred 1884 SLU UA 13 NA 0.412 25 37.571
98 Murray Eddie 1984 BAL AL 29 110 0.306 28 37.406
99 Musial Stan 1951 SLN NL 32 108 0.355 31 37.339
100 Speaker Tris 1914 BOS AL 4 90 0.338 26 37.327


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  • What is PEVA?

    PEVA is the acronym for Stat Geek Baseball's New Player Rating value. This grade is given to each player and pitcher each season, rating their performance on a peer to peer review. Six components for pitchers and batters are melded together into the PEVA Rating, which ranges each year from 0.200 to 64.000. For more information on PEVA and the other new Stat Geek Baseball Stats, see our Definitions page. PEVA ratings are available for every pitcher and hitter in baseball history.

    PEVA Scale

    64.000 - Maximum
    32.000 - Cy Young/MVP Candidate
    20.000 - All League
    15.000 - All-Star Level
    10.000 - Very Good
    3.500 - Average
    0.200 - Minimum


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Notes: Photo Credits: Babe Ruth, Eddie Collins, Frank Baker, Ty Cobb, and Tris Speaker (Library of Congress).

Note: Age = Player age at the End of the Calendar Year. PEVA-B = PEVA Batting Player Rating.

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