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Rafael Palmeiro
2013 Hall of Fame Ballot Series: Rafael Palmeiro

The first table below presents Rafael Palmeiro's career as measured by Player won-lost records.

Rafael Palmeiro
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1986CHN21
22
2.72.20.5420.1
0.3
2.52.40.506-0.00.1
1987CHN22
83
6.26.00.509-0.1
0.4
7.26.20.5350.20.8
1988CHN23
152
17.218.70.480-1.3
0.0
20.119.30.510-0.31.2
1989TEX24
155
15.114.20.516-0.3
0.8
15.014.40.509-0.50.6
1990TEX25
154
17.516.10.5200.0
1.3
16.615.60.516-0.11.1
1991TEX26
159
17.515.50.5310.5
1.8
19.115.30.5551.42.7
1992TEX27
159
16.616.10.507-0.3
0.9
17.915.70.5320.51.8
1993TEX28
160
18.514.60.5601.3
2.6
18.314.00.5661.52.8
1994BAL29
111
12.910.50.5520.7
1.7
12.911.00.5390.41.4
1995BAL30
143
17.914.90.5450.8
2.1
17.113.10.5661.32.5
1996BAL31
162
19.414.90.5661.6
3.0
18.314.80.5521.12.5
1997BAL32
158
19.214.70.5651.2
2.6
16.415.00.522-0.21.1
1998BAL33
162
20.617.30.5430.8
2.3
19.415.40.5581.22.6
1999TEX34
158
18.012.00.6002.5
4.3
16.311.60.5861.93.6
2000TEX35
158
15.613.50.5350.4
1.7
15.613.60.5340.31.7
2001TEX36
160
18.314.00.5661.5
3.1
18.914.20.5721.83.4
2002TEX37
155
16.412.90.5611.2
2.6
16.813.00.5641.32.8
2003TEX38
154
15.213.30.5340.5
2.1
14.412.30.5400.72.1
2004BAL39
154
13.615.40.470-1.3
-0.1
14.614.70.499-0.40.8
2005BAL40
110
9.310.50.470-0.9
-0.1
9.79.70.499-0.30.4
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
2,829
307.6267.30.5359.0
33.4
307.0261.50.54011.835.9
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
22
1.42.40.375 -0.41.92.00.477 -0.0
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
2,851
309.1269.70.535
33.0
308.9263.50.540 35.8


Rafael Palmeiro is one of four players at least 3,000 career hits and 500 career home runs, along with Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Eddie Murray.

Setting aside Ted Williams, whose career began nearly a decade before I start calculating Player won-lost records, there are 21 players for whom I have (basically) career Player won-lost records who had at least 3,000 hits in their careers and 21 players for whom I have (basically) career Player won-lost records who hit at least 500 home runs in their careers (through 2012). Their career Player won-lost records are shown in the next two tables.

3000 Hit Club (sorted by eWORL)
Player Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
Hank Aaron
3,298
492.5372.90.56942.2
77.9
477.6363.70.56839.974.6
Willie Mays
2,992
460.1335.20.57949.6
81.8
438.9327.90.57243.174.2
Stan Musial
3,025
420.9312.10.57439.9
69.4
413.1314.70.56834.864.1
Rickey Henderson
3,059
426.7353.30.54728.7
59.4
425.6349.00.54930.360.8
Cal Ripken
2,995
383.3350.70.52228.2
56.5
374.9344.60.52126.854.6
Al Kaline
2,832
378.0302.30.55624.7
52.8
373.0298.00.55624.552.3
Carl Yastrzemski
3,308
426.5363.20.54017.9
50.8
427.1361.90.54118.851.7
Derek Jeter
2,746
369.4322.20.53433.4
60.1
354.5333.90.51520.046.6
Robin Yount
2,853
367.2345.60.51518.5
46.1
360.9337.90.51619.246.2
George Brett
2,706
328.0274.90.54422.8
47.6
326.9279.90.53919.744.8
Dave Winfield
2,970
392.9343.20.53414.8
44.6
386.8336.50.53515.244.4
Paul Molitor
2,680
317.9273.00.53819.8
47.4
308.9273.00.53115.442.5
Craig Biggio
2,849
358.5325.40.52417.3
44.0
356.0326.60.52215.542.2
Wade Boggs
2,439
291.9254.30.53418.5
39.8
295.2257.10.53518.840.4
Rod Carew
2,467
295.1259.80.53216.9
39.2
298.8263.30.53217.039.6
Pete Rose Sr.
3,561
437.9394.80.52611.1
44.1
441.6411.60.5184.438.1
Roberto Clemente
2,432
352.6299.20.54113.3
39.7
345.4296.90.53811.137.1
Eddie Murray
3,025
345.7285.30.54818.7
45.0
322.4279.10.53610.736.0
Rafael Palmeiro
2,829
307.6267.30.5359.0
33.4
307.0261.50.54011.835.9
Tony Gwynn Sr.
2,440
318.3288.10.5253.9
27.4
316.5281.50.5296.529.6
Lou Brock
2,608
343.0332.90.507-8.8
18.3
352.0328.80.517-2.424.9
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Average
2,863
372.1316.90.54021.0
48.8
366.8315.60.53819.146.7
Play-by-play data are missing for some earlier seasons. Games shown here indicate number of games over which Player won-lost records are calculated.

500 Home Run Club (sorted by eWORL)
Player Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
Barry Bonds
2,984
462.1315.10.59560.3
90.8
456.8310.20.59660.390.3
Hank Aaron
3,298
492.5372.90.56942.2
77.9
477.6363.70.56839.974.6
Willie Mays
2,992
460.1335.20.57949.6
81.8
438.9327.90.57243.174.2
Mickey Mantle
2,400
351.8230.70.60450.2
73.9
342.3232.20.59644.868.1
Alex Rodriguez
2,783
373.9297.20.55742.5
69.5
365.5292.50.55540.867.3
Frank Robinson
2,804
395.0304.20.56530.4
59.8
384.6294.10.56730.659.2
Mike Schmidt
2,401
337.4257.40.56733.6
56.4
330.0246.10.57335.757.8
Eddie Mathews
2,388
320.6240.50.57134.3
56.9
316.1242.20.56631.353.8
Reggie Jackson
2,819
367.1298.30.55225.6
54.1
354.7292.00.54822.750.4
Ken Griffey Jr.
2,671
339.3300.70.53016.5
42.0
345.5293.10.54123.448.8
Jim Thome
2,540
273.8209.40.56724.8
47.4
270.5205.30.56825.347.4
Manny Ramirez
2,296
319.0250.80.56027.3
50.8
305.0243.90.55624.046.7
Frank E. Thomas
2,322
254.2190.80.57123.7
46.7
249.5185.50.57424.146.6
Gary Sheffield
2,573
342.0289.80.54117.6
43.4
332.8279.40.54418.443.5
Harmon Killebrew
2,432
300.1236.30.55920.6
43.0
288.8225.50.56120.842.2
Ernie Banks
2,525
310.4279.20.52611.8
35.7
310.1265.90.53818.842.1
Willie McCovey
2,584
295.9221.60.57223.3
44.4
273.7209.90.56619.038.7
Sammy Sosa
2,349
313.8281.40.5275.9
29.9
318.0270.50.54013.637.3
Mark McGwire
1,874
220.1158.90.58121.9
36.7
217.3155.70.58322.236.8
Eddie Murray
3,025
345.7285.30.54818.7
45.0
322.4279.10.53610.736.0
Rafael Palmeiro
2,829
307.6267.30.5359.0
33.4
307.0261.50.54011.835.9
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Average
2,614
342.0267.80.56128.1
53.3
333.7260.80.56127.752.3
Play-by-play data are missing for some earlier seasons. Games shown here indicate number of games over which Player won-lost records are calculated.

And finally, a comparison between the average member of the 3000 hit club, the average member of the 500 home run club, and Rafael Palmeiro.

Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
3,000 Hit Member
2,863
372.1316.90.54021.0
48.8
366.8315.60.53819.146.7
500 Home Run Member
2,614
342.0267.80.56128.1
53.3
333.7260.80.56127.752.3
Rafael Palmeiro
2,829
307.6267.30.5359.0
33.4
307.0261.50.54011.835.9


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