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V-Ratings – Best of the Decades The 1800s

Updated: Jan 2, 2023

by James Vlietstra

July 14, 2021


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:


  1. 1876 Ross Barnes 1.152


  1. 1887 Tip O’Neill 1.255

  2. 1889 Billy Hamilton 1.009

  3. 1884 Fred Dunlap .979


  1. 1894 Sam Thompson 1.283

  2. 1894 Hugh Duffy 1.281

  3. 1895 Sam Thompson 1.207

  4. 1895 Ed Delahanty. 1.185

  5. 1894 Joe Kelley 1.184

  6. 1896 Ed Delahanty 1.170

  7. 1894 Billy Hamilton 1.170

  8. 1894 Ed Delahanty 1.167

  9. 1895 Billy Hamilton 1.111

  10. 1893 Ed Delahanty 1.094

  11. 1899 Ed Delahanty 1.078

  12. 1893 Billy Hamilton 1.053

  13. 1896 Billy Hamilton 1.014

  14. 1891 Billy Hamilton 1.008

  15. 1890 Billy Hamilton .973

  16. 1897 Billy Hamilton. .966


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