Bloody Nipples wrote:Lofunzo wrote:RayD wrote:Don't get me wrong, I'm enjoying Ichiro's pursuit of the hits record. But what he's doing this year doesn't begin to compare to what Barry Bonds is doing.
Ted Williams said that baseball is the only human endeavor where a man can succeed three out of ten times and be considered a good performer. Well, this year Bonds has been successful twice that often.
The only .600 OBP in baseball history. Discuss!
Bonds season is absolutely amazing but what Williams meant was AVG and not OBP. I don't think that Williams was up on Moneyball when he made that statement.
The standard then would be 4 out of 10 plate appearences, which Bonds is destroying also.
However, I think that the most important accomplishment this season has been Beltran's 40-40 quest, which he will definitely achieve. Though I think Bonds is incredible and possibly the best hitter of all time, I just have gotten used to him putting up these great numbers, so I come to expect it now. Therefore I think 40-40 is more exciting.
I am fully aware of Bonds' awesome season. I was just pointing out that you can't use AVG in 1 example and OBP in another in the same math equation.