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Ty Cobb

Image above: Ty Cobb, Detroit Tigers. Right: Bennett Park, home to the Tigers from their minor league days in 1896 and the first years of American League Major League play from 1901-1911.

Bennett Park, Detroit Tigers

Best Seasons Ever

1871-2016 (Regular Season)
Batting and Pitching.



BATTING

Rank Last Name First Year Team Lg HR RBI Ave. Age PEVA
1 Cobb Ty 1917 DET AL 6 102 0.383 31 48.911
2 Cobb Ty 1915 DET AL 3 99 0.369 29 43.671
3 Cobb Ty 1911 DET AL 8 127 0.420 25 42.464
4 Cobb Ty 1909 DET AL 9 107 0.377 23 39.724
5 Cabrera Miguel 2012 DET AL 44 139 0.330 29 39.160
6 Cobb Ty 1918 DET AL 3 64 0.382 32 37.701
7 Cash Norm 1961 DET AL 41 132 0.361 27 36.206
8 Cabrera Miguel 2013 DET AL 44 137 0.348 30 36.188
9 Cobb Ty 1912 DET AL 7 83 0.409 26 36.188
10 Cabrera Miguel 2010 DET AL 38 126 0.328 27 36.079
11 Greenberg Hank 1937 DET AL 40 183 0.337 26 35.096
12 Cobb Ty 1916 DET AL 5 68 0.371 30 34.488
13 Cabrera Miguel 2011 DET AL 30 105 0.344 28 32.955
14 Cobb Ty 1910 DET AL 8 91 0.383 24 32.427
15 Greenberg Hank 1935 DET AL 36 170 0.328 24 32.405
16 Greenberg Hank 1940 DET AL 41 150 0.340 29 32.198
17 Cobb Ty 1907 DET AL 5 119 0.350 21 31.905
18 Ordonez Magglio 2007 DET AL 28 139 0.363 33 31.089
19 Greenberg Hank 1938 DET AL 58 146 0.315 27 30.495
20 Fielder Cecil 1990 DET AL 51 132 0.277 27 29.877


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PITCHING

Rank Last Name First Year Team Lg W L SV IP ERA Age PEVA
1 Newhouser Hal 1945 DET AL 25 9 2 313.3 1.81 24 48.483
2 Verlander Justin 2011 DET AL 24 5 0 251.0 2.40 28 43.977
3 Trout Dizzy 1944 DET AL 27 14 0 352.3 2.12 29 39.350
4 Newhouser Hal 1946 DET AL 26 9 1 292.7 1.94 25 38.936
5 Verlander Justin 2012 DET AL 17 8 0 238.3 2.64 29 36.365
6 Newhouser Hal 1944 DET AL 29 9 2 312.3 2.22 23 32.575
7 McLain Denny 1968 DET AL 31 6 0 336.0 1.96 24 32.509
8 Bunning Jim 1957 DET AL 20 8 1 267.3 2.69 26 32.324
9 McLain Denny 1969 DET AL 24 9 0 325.0 2.80 25 29.720
10 Scherzer Max 2013 DET AL 21 3 0 214.3 2.90 29 29.035
11 Verlander Justin 2009 DET AL 19 9 0 240.0 3.45 26 27.965
12 Verlander Justin 2016 DET AL 16 9 0 227.7 3.04 33 26.544
13 Newhouser Hal 1947 DET AL 17 17 2 285.0 2.87 26 26.043
14 Lary Frank 1961 DET AL 23 9 0 275.3 3.24 31 25.029
15 Bunning Jim 1961 DET AL 17 11 1 268.0 3.19 30 24.083
16 Fidrych Mark 1976 DET AL 19 9 0 250.3 2.34 22 23.725
17 Bunning Jim 1960 DET AL 11 14 0 252.0 2.79 29 23.650
18 Lolich Mickey 1971 DET AL 25 14 0 376.0 2.92 31 23.606
19 Newsom Bobo 1940 DET AL 21 5 0 264.0 2.83 33 23.291
20 Newhouser Hal 1948 DET AL 21 12 1 272.3 3.01 27 21.891
  • 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: Baseball painting, Walter Johnson, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Ty Cobb, and Christy Mathewson. Library of Congress.

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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