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Image above: Babe Ruth. Right: New York Highlanders stadium, Hilltop Park, in 1910.

New York Highlanders Stadium 1910

Best Seasons Ever

1871-2016 (Regular Season)
Batting and Pitching. Note: Previous Names of Franchise: Baltimore Orioles (BLA) 1901-1902; New York Highlanders 1903-1912.



BATTING

Rank Last Name First Year Team Lg HR RBI Ave. Age PEVA
1 Ruth Babe 1923 NYA AL 41 131 0.393 28 58.931
2 Ruth Babe 1920 NYA AL 54 137 0.376 25 55.754
3 Ruth Babe 1921 NYA AL 59 171 0.378 26 54.876
4 Ruth Babe 1927 NYA AL 60 164 0.356 32 51.850
5 Ruth Babe 1926 NYA AL 47 146 0.372 31 51.603
6 Ruth Babe 1924 NYA AL 46 121 0.378 29 51.324
7 Gehrig Lou 1927 NYA AL 47 175 0.373 24 50.953
8 Gehrig Lou 1934 NYA AL 49 165 0.363 31 50.136
9 Mantle Mickey 1956 NYA AL 52 130 0.353 25 47.236
10 Gehrig Lou 1936 NYA AL 49 152 0.354 33 45.995
11 Mantle Mickey 1961 NYA AL 54 128 0.317 30 42.398
12 Mantle Mickey 1960 NYA AL 40 94 0.275 29 42.394
13 Ruth Babe 1931 NYA AL 46 163 0.373 36 41.968
14 Rodriguez Alex 2007 NYA AL 54 156 0.314 32 40.717
15 Mantle Mickey 1957 NYA AL 34 94 0.365 26 40.637
16 Gehrig Lou 1931 NYA AL 46 184 0.341 28 40.131
17 Ruth Babe 1928 NYA AL 54 142 0.323 33 40.061
18 Gehrig Lou 1930 NYA AL 41 174 0.379 27 39.839
19 Ruth Babe 1930 NYA AL 49 153 0.359 35 39.019
20 DiMaggio Joe 1941 NYA AL 30 125 0.357 27 37.809


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PITCHING

Rank Last Name First Year Team Lg W L SV IP ERA Age PEVA
1 Chandler Spud 1943 NYA AL 20 4 0 253.0 1.64 36 42.384
2 Chesbro Jack 1904 NYA AL 41 12 0 454.7 1.82 30 41.233
3 Guidry Ron 1978 NYA AL 25 3 0 273.7 1.74 28 39.576
4 Gomez Lefty 1937 NYA AL 21 11 0 278.3 2.33 29 35.814
5 Hunter Catfish 1975 NYA AL 23 14 0 328.0 2.58 29 34.002
6 Mussina Mike 2001 NYA AL 17 11 0 228.7 3.15 33 31.025
7 Mays Carl 1921 NYA AL 27 9 7 336.7 3.05 30 28.720
8 Peterson Fritz 1969 NYA AL 17 16 0 272.0 2.55 27 27.915
9 Ford Whitey 1958 NYA AL 14 7 1 219.3 2.01 30 26.457
10 Gomez Lefty 1934 NYA AL 26 5 1 281.7 2.33 26 26.325
11 Ford Russ 1910 NYA AL 26 6 1 299.7 1.65 27 25.360
12 Mussina Mike 2008 NYA AL 20 9 0 200.3 3.37 40 25.277
13 Terry Ralph 1962 NYA AL 23 12 2 298.7 3.19 26 25.227
14 Key Jimmy 1993 NYA AL 18 6 0 236.7 3.00 32 25.024
15 Sabathia C.C. 2010 NYA AL 21 7 0 237.7 3.18 30 24.796
16 Pettitte Andy 1997 NYA AL 18 7 0 240.3 2.88 25 24.405
17 Bonham Tiny 1942 NYA AL 21 5 0 226.0 2.27 29 24.208
18 Sabathia C.C. 2009 NYA AL 19 8 0 230.0 3.37 29 23.949
19 Ford Whitey 1961 NYA AL 25 4 0 283.0 3.21 33 23.895
20 John Tommy 1979 NYA AL 21 9 0 276.3 2.96 36 23.417
  • 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: Babe Ruth, Jack Chesbro, and New York Highlanders 1910 Hilltop Park; Library of Congress. Mariano Rivera; 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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