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The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) – Best of the Decades (1930 to 1959)

by James Vlietstra

July 28, 2021

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Introducing V-Rating:

The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB



Background: I have sifted through the numbers to determine who the best offensive players have been in Major League history by using runs produced, total bases, walks, hit by pitches, net stolen bases, grounding into double plays, and sacrifices to determine the most productive players per at bat.

I call this new formula The V-Rating.

Way back in high school math class I learned about algebra. The numerator is divided by the denominator. The formula used for determining a player’s V-Rating includes runs produced plus total bases plus net stolen bases plus walks plus hit-by-pitch minus grounded-into-double plays divided by plate appearances minus sacrifices.

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Here are some of the greatest seasons of each decade.

Some of these seasons include Triple Crown winners, 40/40 seasons and other random seasons that are generally considered some of the greatest of all time.

These are how they rank according to V-Rating:

1930s

1930 Jimmy Foxx 1.281

1930 Al Simmons 1.212

1930 Babe Ruth 1.176

1930 Hack Wilson 1.172

1930 Lou Gehrig 1.162

1931 Babe Ruth 1.160

1932 Jimmy Foxx 1.157

1938 Jimmy Foxx 1.143

1931 Lou Gehrig 1.133

1936 Lou Gehrig 1.130

1937 Hank Greenberg 1.127

1934 Lou Gehrig 1.114

1930 Chuck Klein 1.113

1937 Joe DiMaggio 1.104

1932 Babe Ruth 1.104

1933 Jimmy Foxx 1.104

1938 Hank Greenberg 1.086

1939 Joe DiMaggio 1.085

1937 Lou Gehrig 1.081

1938 Lou Gehrig 1.080

1939 Jimmy Foxx 1.070

1930 Babe Herman 1.066

1931 Al Simmons 1.048

1936 Hal Trosky 1.031

1930 Bill Terry 1.013

1937 Joe Medwick .993

1930 Lefty O’Doul .983

1932 Al Simmons .943

1940s

1941 Ted Williams 1.140

1942 Ted Williams 1.070

1946 Ted Williams 1.065

1949 Ted Williams 1.063

1948 Stan Musial 1.039

1941 Joe DiMaggio 1.031

1940 Hank Greenberg 1.023

1947 Ted Williams 1.004

1949 Ralph Kiner .988

1947 Ralph Kiner .964

1948 Joe DiMaggio .951

1948 Lou Boudreau .892

1950s

1956 Mickey Mantle 1.090

1955 Ted Williams 1.075

1957 Mickey Mantle 1.048

1957 Ted Williams 1.038

1955 Willie Mays 1.014

1954 Ted Williams 1.004

1954 Willie Mays .984

1951 Ralph Kiner .976

1953 Al Rosen .952

1959 Henry Aaron. .942

1958 Willie Mays .929

1959 Ernie Banks .905

1950 Ralph Kiner .904

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PREVIOUS POSTS IN SERIES:

Introducing V-Rating (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB)

The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) of Every Hall-of-Fame Batter

The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) – Players Who Should Be Considered For the Hall-of-Fame

The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) – Monument Park Worthy?

The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) – The 10,000 Club!

The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) – The Greatest Single Seasons!

The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) – Recent Stars

The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) – The Worst Teams in MLB History

The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) – The Best Teams!

The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) – Two Recent Bad Teams

The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) – Best of the Decades (The 1800s)

The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) – Best of the Decades (1900 to 1929)

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NEXT WEEK – We continue to look at the greatest seasons by the decades as we look to 1960 to 1999.

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I welcome your comments and a great discussion!

#VRating

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