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October 30, 2005

Bernie Williams & Ken Singleton

I was just playing around with the latest edition of the Sabermetric Baseball Encyclopedia, running some sorts and the like, and then I can across this one:

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These are Ken's lifetime stats and Bernie's through the 2005 season. Could they be any closer? And, it's fun because they were both switch hitters.

What's telling to me is the last season for each batter. Singleton's last year was 1984. And, it was the worst season that he had in his career. Last year was Williams' worst season in the bigs with the bat. Ken elected to retire. I think Bernie should do the same.

Posted by Steve Lombardi at October 30, 2005 03:32 PM

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Just realized that you need to click the permalink

http://www.waswatching.com/archives/2005/10/bernie_williams_3.html

in order to see all the stats. (If you're look from the main index.) Sorry about that.

Posted by: Steve Lombardi [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 30, 2005 03:44 PM

PS - if you like these types of compares, then you should buy my book!

Posted by: Steve Lombardi [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 30, 2005 03:49 PM

Bernie filed for FA. The money, always the money.

Posted by: Don [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 31, 2005 02:09 PM

Bernie filed for FA. The money, always the money.
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*shrug* Don Mattingly filed for FA back in '95 too...

Posted by: Raf [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 31, 2005 02:50 PM

You always file for FA. Even if you are looking at retirement, maybe the Royals have fit of insanity and offer you $15 mil for one year.

Posted by: rbj [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 31, 2005 02:59 PM