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Ernie Banks

Image above: Ernie Banks statue. Right: One of the first interleague matches, the City Championship series, held October 10, 1909, between the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox at West Side Grounds, home of the Cubs.

Cubs vs White Sox 1909

Best Seasons Ever

1871-2016 (Regular Season)
Batting and Pitching.



BATTING

Rank Last Name First Year Team Lg HR RBI Ave. Age PEVA
1 Barnes Ross 1876 CHN NL 1 59 0.429 26 46.554
2 Hornsby Rogers 1929 CHN NL 39 149 0.380 33 41.923
3 Sosa Sammy 2001 CHN NL 64 160 0.328 33 38.918
4 Anson Cap 1881 CHN NL 1 82 0.399 29 38.143
5 Wilson Hack 1930 CHN NL 56 191 0.356 30 35.799
6 Santo Ron 1964 CHN NL 30 114 0.313 24 35.556
7 Nicholson Bill 1943 CHN NL 29 128 0.309 29 35.190
8 Nicholson Bill 1944 CHN NL 33 122 0.287 30 34.757
9 Banks Ernie 1959 CHN NL 45 143 0.304 28 34.546
10 Banks Ernie 1958 CHN NL 47 129 0.313 27 33.578
11 Santo Ron 1966 CHN NL 30 94 0.312 26 33.049
12 Kelly King 1884 CHN NL 13 95 0.354 27 32.756
13 Dalrymple Abner 1880 CHN NL 0 36 0.330 23 32.143
14 Gore George 1880 CHN NL 2 47 0.360 23 31.318
15 Lee Derrek 2005 CHN NL 46 107 0.335 30 31.180
16 Williams Billy 1965 CHN NL 34 108 0.315 27 31.123
17 Anson Cap 1882 CHN NL 1 83 0.362 30 31.001
18 Santo Ron 1967 CHN NL 31 98 0.300 27 30.153
19 Williams Billy 1972 CHN NL 37 122 0.333 34 29.912
20 Wilson Hack 1929 CHN NL 39 159 0.345 29 29.897


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PITCHING

Rank Last Name First Year Team Lg W L SV IP ERA Age PEVA
1 Arrieta Jake 2015 CHN NL 22 6 0 229.0 1.77 29 50.219
2 Maddux Greg 1992 CHN NL 20 11 0 268.0 2.18 26 49.969
3 Clarkson John 1885 CHN NL 53 16 0 623.0 1.85 24 42.218
4 Brown Mordecai 1909 CHN NL 27 9 7 342.7 1.31 33 40.455
5 Alexander Pete 1920 CHN NL 27 14 5 363.3 1.91 33 40.230
6 Passeau Claude 1940 CHN NL 20 13 5 280.7 2.50 31 35.806
7 Lee Bill 1938 CHN NL 22 9 2 291.0 2.66 29 34.833
8 Jenkins Fergie 1970 CHN NL 22 16 0 313.0 3.39 28 34.695
9 Hutchison Bill 1890 CHN NL 42 25 2 603.0 2.70 31 33.191
10 Clarkson John 1887 CHN NL 38 21 0 523.0 3.08 26 32.014
11 Hutchison Bill 1891 CHN NL 44 19 1 561.0 2.81 32 31.786
12 Brown Mordecai 1906 CHN NL 26 6 3 277.3 1.04 30 30.326
13 Hendricks Kyle 2016 CHN NL 16 8 0 190.0 2.13 27 30.303
14 Ellsworth Dick 1963 CHN NL 22 10 0 290.7 2.11 23 30.293
15 Hands Bill 1969 CHN NL 20 14 0 300.0 2.49 29 29.345
16 Vaughn Hippo 1918 CHN NL 22 10 0 290.3 1.74 30 28.883
17 Lester Jon 2016 CHN NL 19 5 0 202.7 2.44 32 28.284
18 Hutchison Bill 1892 CHN NL 36 36 1 622.0 2.76 33 28.107
19 Jenkins Fergie 1971 CHN NL 24 13 0 325.0 2.77 29 27.507
20 Prior Mark 2003 CHN NL 18 6 0 211.3 2.43 23 27.373
  • 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


Notes: Photo/Image Credits: West Side Grounds, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Cap Anson; Library of Congress. Ernie Banks statue; Wikipedia Commons.

Note: Note: Age represents Age at the end of the calendar year. Top 20 Players (up to) above 10.000 PEVA-B or PEVA-P.

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