Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Frustrated, Incorporated

Presenting some of the worst batters in baseball history. Try as they might, these frustrated few floundered at the plate.

Top 10 Worst Hitters (2000+ at bats)
Pitchers excluded
1. Bill Bergen (1901-11) 3028 ab, 516 h, .170 ba, .201 slg
2. Lou Criger (1896-1912) 2226 ab, 454 h, .204 ba, .268 slg
3. Billy Sullivan (1899-1916) 3335 ab, 692 h, .207 ba, .270 slg
4. Jerry Kindall (1956-65) 2057 ab, 439 h, .213 ba, .327 slg
5. Dave Duncan (1964-76) 2885 ab, 463 h, .357 slg
6. Phil Roof (1961-77) 2151 ab, 463 h, .319 slg
7. Bobby Wine (1960-72) 3172 ab, 682 h, .215 ba, .286 slg
8. Darrel Chaney (1969-79) 2113 ab, 458 h, .217 ba, .288 slg
9. Dal Maxvill (1962-75) 3443 ab, 748 h, .217 ba, .259 slg
10. Wes Westrum (1947-57) 2322 ab, 503 h, .217 ba, .373 slg

Lowest Career Home Runs (2000+ at bats)
1. Bill Holbert (1876-88) 2335 at bats, 0 hr
2. Davy Force (1871-86) 4256 at bats, 1 hr
3. Bob Ferguson (1871-84) 3470 at bats, 1 hr
4. Duane Kuiper (1975-85) 3379 at bats, 1 hr
5. Emil Verban (1944-50) 2911 at bats, 1 hr

Lowest Career Batting Average
Catchers Excluded
Ray Oyler (1965-70) 1265 at bats, .175 ba
Rich Morales (1967-1974) 1053 at bats, .195 ba
John Vukovich (1970 - 1981) 559 at bats, .161 ba



Soul Asylum - Misery

5 comments:

Burton said...

Despite a low batting average, Westrum was twice named an All Star in 1952 and 1953.

GM-Carson said...

Westrum was in my post yesterday too. Popular guy, probably dead, but still popular.

Vukovich was a horrible hitter, but I loved him as the Phils 3rd base coach. Him and Harry are chillin in heaven have some whiskey and a cigar.

tamtam said...

ok, im probably subjecting myself to humilation with this comment, but i thought being a bad hitter meant that your overall batting average was consistantly below .200. were these everyone's CAREER numbers, or just their worst season's?

GM-Carson said...

These are career numbers, and honestly if you're not a slugger, speed guy, or gold glover and you're hitting below .250, you're not really that good.

tamtam said...

those are everyone's CAREER numbers?! wow! they SUCK!!