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Late, Great Power Hitting Years

Ted Williams, Roy Campanella and Mickey Mantle had three seasons after age 28 with at least 30 home runs and a 150 OPS+...

Toronto Blue Jay Jose Bautista also has three such late, great power hitting years under his belt.

The all-time record is far out of reach at eleven seasons (Barry Bonds).

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Jose Offerman meet Mickey Mantle

Just a fun little fact about former Dodgers prospect Jose Offerman and one Mickey Mantle.

Batters with the most seasons of 10 triples & 80 walks (since World War II):

Rk

Yrs

From

To

1

Joe Morgan

3

1965

1971

2

Stan Musial

3

1947

1951

3

Bobby Abreu

2

1999

2000

4

Jose Offerman

2

1998

1999

5

Chuck Knoblauch

2

1996

1997

6

Brett Butler

2

1992

1993

7

Brady Anderson

2

1992

1995

8

Wally Moon

2

1956

1959

9

Mickey Mantle

2

1954

1955

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 8/31/2013.

 

Chris Davis or Mickey Mantle?

Mickey Mantle’s highest single season slugging pct was .705 back in 1956.  Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is slugging .720 through 72 games this season.  

We are isolating just 303 plate appearances so expect Davis to regress quite a bit in the second half of the year, but if he kept this pace up it would be historic.  Besides one-off seasons by Mark McGwire and Frank Thomas, Davis’ .720 slugging would be the highest in the American League since Ted Williams in 1957 (.731 SLG).