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Portrait of Roger Maris

Roger Maris RFYankees

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
12 5846 .260 .345 .476 .302 41.2
Birth Date9-10-1934
Height6' 0"
Weight197 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1957 CLE 22 116 424 358 61 84 9 5 14 145 60 79 1 2 3 51 8 4 .235 .344 .405 .266 17.9 -2.0 1.7
1958 CLE 23 51 202 182 26 41 5 1 9 75 17 33 0 3 0 27 4 2 .225 .287 .412 .254 9.3 1.8 1.2
1958 KC1 23 99 435 401 61 99 14 3 19 176 28 52 2 2 2 53 0 0 .247 .298 .439 .255 11.1 -4.9 0.7
1959 KC1 24 122 498 433 69 118 21 7 16 201 58 53 3 4 0 72 2 1 .273 .359 .464 .299 33.7 8.7 4.4
1960 NYA 25 136 578 499 98 141 18 7 39 290 70 65 3 5 1 112 2 2 .283 .371 .581 .342 56.2 6.8 6.7
1961 NYA 26 161 698 590 132 159 16 4 61 366 94 67 7 7 0 141 0 0 .269 .372 .620 .346 79.9 -8.3 7.3
1962 NYA 27 157 687 590 92 151 34 1 33 286 87 78 6 3 1 100 1 0 .256 .356 .485 .302 45.9 -3.9 4.3
1963 NYA 28 90 351 312 53 84 14 1 23 169 35 40 2 1 1 53 1 0 .269 .346 .542 .339 30.6 7.3 4.3
1964 NYA 29 141 584 513 86 144 12 2 26 238 62 78 6 2 1 71 3 0 .281 .364 .464 .305 35.8 3.2 4.3
1965 NYA 30 46 186 155 22 37 7 0 8 68 29 29 0 1 1 27 0 0 .239 .357 .439 .307 10.5 -1.4 1.0
1966 NYA 31 119 391 348 37 81 9 2 13 133 36 60 3 4 0 43 0 0 .233 .307 .382 .269 8.6 -12.2 -0.4
1967 SLN 32 125 472 410 64 107 18 7 9 166 52 61 4 5 1 55 0 0 .261 .346 .405 .292 20.5 6.6 3.2
1968 SLN 33 100 340 310 25 79 18 2 5 116 24 38 1 4 1 45 0 0 .255 .307 .374 .292 14.6 5.3 2.5
Career1463584651018261325195422752429652733384312850219.260.345.476.302374.67.041.2

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1957 CLE MLB 116 424 .266 .255 .322 .381 .257 .262 99 2.6 11.1 0 -2.0 -0.7 17.9 1.7 17.9 1.7
1958 CLE MLB 51 202 .254 .257 .318 .393 .258 .224 98 -1.2 5.4 -0.6 1.8 2.1 9.3 1.2 9.3 1.2
1958 KC1 MLB 99 435 .255 .249 .314 .373 .253 .241 102 -1.9 11.4 -3.2 -4.9 2.3 11.1 0.7 11.1 0.7
1959 KC1 MLB 122 498 .299 .249 .316 .376 .255 .277 103 19.6 13.7 -4.8 8.7 2.0 33.7 4.4 33.7 4.4
1960 NYA MLB 136 578 .342 .258 .324 .390 .263 .255 99 47.5 15.6 -5.4 6.8 -1.2 56.2 6.7 56.2 6.7
1961 NYA MLB 161 698 .346 .258 .325 .400 .261 .209 96 62.7 19.8 -6.6 -8.3 1.4 79.9 7.3 79.9 7.3
1962 NYA MLB 157 687 .302 .254 .322 .397 .261 .245 97 29.9 19.2 -3.4 -3.9 2.7 45.9 4.3 45.9 4.3
1963 NYA MLB 90 351 .339 .250 .308 .390 .264 .244 97 25.2 8.8 -3.2 7.3 -0.1 30.6 4.3 30.6 4.3
1964 NYA MLB 141 584 .305 .247 .312 .381 .259 .287 97 24.4 15.0 -4.3 3.2 -0.9 35.8 4.3 35.8 4.3
1965 NYA MLB 46 186 .307 .237 .304 .358 .258 .244 95 8 4.7 -1.7 -1.4 -1.3 10.5 1.0 10.5 1.0
1966 NYA MLB 119 391 .269 .243 .306 .372 .257 .244 99 3.2 9.9 -3.4 -12.2 -2.2 8.6 -0.4 8.6 -0.4
1967 SLN MLB 125 472 .292 .251 .305 .363 .261 .284 99 12.9 11.3 -4 6.6 -1.0 20.5 3.2 20.5 3.2
1968 SLN MLB 100 340 .292 .242 .296 .344 .256 .273 88 8.7 7.5 -2.6 5.3 0.2 14.6 2.5 14.6 2.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1957 CLE MLB 424 61 84 9 5 14 51 60 79 8 4 .235 .344 .405 .170 .266 17.9 -2.0 1.7
1958 CLE MLB 202 26 41 5 1 9 27 17 33 4 2 .225 .287 .412 .187 .254 9.3 1.8 1.2
1958 KC1 MLB 435 61 99 14 3 19 53 28 52 0 0 .247 .298 .439 .192 .255 11.1 -4.9 0.7
1959 KC1 MLB 498 69 118 21 7 16 72 58 53 2 1 .273 .359 .464 .192 .299 33.7 8.7 4.4
1960 NYA MLB 578 98 141 18 7 39 112 70 65 2 2 .283 .371 .581 .299 .342 56.2 6.8 6.7
1961 NYA MLB 698 132 159 16 4 61 141 94 67 0 0 .269 .372 .620 .351 .346 79.9 -8.3 7.3
1962 NYA MLB 687 92 151 34 1 33 100 87 78 1 0 .256 .356 .485 .229 .302 45.9 -3.9 4.3
1963 NYA MLB 351 53 84 14 1 23 53 35 40 1 0 .269 .346 .542 .272 .339 30.6 7.3 4.3
1964 NYA MLB 584 86 144 12 2 26 71 62 78 3 0 .281 .364 .464 .183 .305 35.8 3.2 4.3
1965 NYA MLB 186 22 37 7 0 8 27 29 29 0 0 .239 .357 .439 .200 .307 10.5 -1.4 1.0
1966 NYA MLB 391 37 81 9 2 13 43 36 60 0 0 .233 .307 .382 .149 .269 8.6 -12.2 -0.4
1967 SLN MLB 472 64 107 18 7 9 55 52 61 0 0 .261 .346 .405 .144 .292 20.5 6.6 3.2
1968 SLN MLB 340 25 79 18 2 5 45 24 38 0 0 .255 .307 .374 .119 .292 14.6 5.3 2.5

Plate Discipline

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Injury History

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Compensation

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Extra Innings Excerpt: What is the Effect of the Increase in Strikeouts?Christina Kahrl2012-03-16
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Spitballing: Trading PlacesJeremy Greenhouse2011-04-07
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Transaction of the Day: Jose Bautista's Serious BankChristina Kahrl2011-02-17
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on the Hall of Fame?
(Mitch from Austin)
What are my thoughts? I've probably put 100,000 words into the BP archives on that topic since I first started writing here in 2003.

The Hall of Fame is an often frustrating institution whose guardians have done a very mixed job of identifying the all-time greats thanks to a complete lack of perspective when it comes to identifying the varying levels of offense over the course of the game's history. The writers are too exclusive and stuck in the past when it comes to identifying worthy candidates, and that's without even touching the current and upcoming steroid debates. The Veterans Committee used to be far too liberal at admitting just about anyone from the 1930s, but as it's currently constructed it's snubbing the best candidates, while preventing some other very good ones from even getting on the ballot, all for another round of referenda on whether the likes of Roger Maris and Thurman Munson deserve enshrinement. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)I sincerely hope you got to see Moxy Fruvous live before they stopped - it was the most fun one could have at a performance. On unexplained statistical variation, whenever I get into this argument I ask what Roger Maris was taking in '61. Those who don't stop talking to me altogether can never come up with an acceptable response.
(Ken_P from NY)
I didn't! I have their live album and some bootleg bits I've picked up here and there, but they stopped performing roughly two minutes before I first heard of them... With Roger, I think there was a lot of nervous smoking, just like with DiMaggio. Heck, if you want, you can account for the record-breaking aspect of the season by dinging him the two home runs he hit at LA's Little Wrigley Field, not really a major league park. You do that, he's down to 59 HRs and no one is bitching about asterisks and other obscure punctuation marks. (Steven Goldman)
2009-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Your answer is EXACTLY why I called you a steroid-apologist. What facts are you using? None. Instead we see you pull numbers out of thin air and use them to give the benefit of the doubt to Bonds and McGwire. You begin by stating "there's no evidence that PED's inflate performance THAT much," which then apparently gives you the freedom to ASSUME Bonds would have probably broken the all time single season record "naturally." Are you kidding?
(tommybones from brooklyn)
I'm using the far more well-established impact of PEDs in sports other than baseball as the basis for that judgment. A track star takes a pile of drugs and runs his race in 40:39 instead of 40:37. that's the impact of the drugs in those sports. Yet, we're supposed to believe that the same substances granted Barry Bonds 35 home runs, or whatever number you want to assign? That seems like a real stretch. I am trying to find a reasonable point of impact. Sure, it's speculative, but it's based on history. As for assuming that the home run record was vulnerable, a great many things in baseball changed in the immediate post-strike period, many of which I listed before. They all played a part. Just to name one, there has been some very persuasive arguments made on behalf of an altered ball in that period, since baseball's error bars on ball standards are so wide as to be pointless. All of these things play a part, and they have to be accounted for. So you have guys with 45 home run ability to begin with, who pick up the benefit of a half-dozen key environmental changes, and then you give them this little nudge with drugs and they break a record. Like I said, if the Angels had played 1961 at a park other than Little Wrigley, the used for the Home Run Derby show on TV, Roger Maris probably hits 59 home runs, not 61. You're looking for your smoking gun to be a big comedy cannon instead of a little tiny derringer. (Steven Goldman)


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