d18Mike wrote:He put Ruth in an otherwise statistically average lineup (like the Giants, I guess) and ran a 1000+ seasons on the computer.
I know that one, pretty neat. But it was actually an extremely below-average lineup, IIRC. The years where Ruth was walked every time, the team scored a couple hundred more runs than the years where they pitched to him, I think. The guy hitting behind Ruth averaged something like .255, but with 170 RBIs when Ruth was walked. Pretty wild. Thanks for bringing that up.