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Sammy Sosa

2016 Hall of Fame Ballot Series: Sammy Sosa



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

Sammy Sosa
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
20
57
4.65.80.443-0.6
-0.2
5.15.40.484-0.20.2
1990CHA21
152
18.417.60.5110.2
1.5
18.418.10.504-0.11.2
1991CHA22
113
9.38.40.5240.3
1.0
9.09.30.492-0.30.4
1992CHN23
67
7.98.20.489-0.4
0.2
8.17.40.5210.10.7
1993CHN24
159
21.021.10.499-0.5
1.2
21.418.90.5310.82.4
1994CHN25
105
14.913.90.516-0.1
1.2
16.113.20.5500.92.2
1995CHN26
144
20.417.40.5400.7
2.2
19.817.30.5340.52.0
1996CHN27
124
20.216.00.5581.4
2.9
19.114.50.5691.73.0
1997CHN28
162
21.721.70.500-1.0
0.7
21.620.60.512-0.41.2
1998CHN29
159
25.318.50.5782.4
4.1
25.119.70.5611.73.4
1999CHN30
162
23.920.80.5350.6
2.4
24.218.90.5611.73.4
2000CHN31
156
23.120.40.5310.6
2.4
25.619.70.5652.24.0
2001CHN32
160
26.119.40.5742.4
4.3
27.919.20.5923.45.4
2002CHN33
150
21.220.70.505-0.6
1.0
23.618.70.5571.63.2
2003CHN34
137
20.415.50.5681.7
3.1
17.915.20.5410.72.0
2004CHN35
126
16.214.70.5250.3
1.5
16.214.10.5340.61.8
2005BAL36
102
8.611.40.430-1.6
-0.8
9.510.90.466-0.9-0.0
2007TEX38
114
10.710.00.5180.0
1.2
9.59.40.504-0.20.8
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
2,349
313.8281.40.5275.9
29.9
318.0270.50.54013.637.3
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
15
1.81.60.530 0.21.91.70.523 0.1
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
2,364
315.6283.00.527
30.0
319.9272.20.540 37.5


This is Sammy Sosa's fourth year on the Hall-of-Fame ballot. In my 2013 Hall-of-Fame ballot series, I looked at how Sammy Sosa's 2001 season ranked among seasons that did not lead their league. For my 2014 Hall-of-Fame ballot series, I looked at Sammy Sosa's peak and how he ranked among major-leaguers within it. For my 2015 Hall-of-Fame ballot series, I looked at the players most similar to Sammy Sosa in career values from age 24 through age 35.

This year, I am going to look at how Sammy Sosa's 5-year peak, from 1998 - 2002, rates among 5-year peaks. The next table shows the top 25 players in terms of 5-year peak, as measured by eWins over replacement level (eWORL), since 1969. Players are only shown once, with their best (consecutive) 5-year peak.



Best Five-Year Peaks, 1969 - 2014
(ranked by eWORL)

Player Seasons eWins eLosses eWOPA eWORL
1Barry Bonds2000 - 2004120.967.522.930.6
2Joe L. Morgan1972 - 1976117.881.519.327.2
3Greg Maddux1994 - 199876.444.719.325.4
4Alex Rodriguez1999 - 2003112.584.117.024.9
5Mike Schmidt1979 - 1983107.176.713.120.1
6J. Kevin Brown1996 - 200079.054.515.822.4
7Pedro J. Martinez1996 - 200075.847.016.523.0
8Bob Gibson1969 - 197392.970.215.622.6
9Cal Ripken1982 - 1986113.896.912.820.6
10Randy 'Big Unit' Johnson1997 - 200181.959.414.321.5
11Tom Seaver1969 - 197395.072.715.222.4
12Roger Clemens1986 - 199080.953.414.921.5
13Robin Yount1980 - 1984101.583.412.820.1
14Sammy Sosa1998 - 2002126.396.210.619.5
15Jim Edmonds2000 - 200499.371.812.419.3
16Dale Murphy1982 - 1986118.392.610.118.0
17Todd Helton2000 - 200499.668.010.917.6
18Clayton Kershaw2010 - 201472.252.213.619.4
19Albert Pujols2001 - 2005110.477.412.419.9
20Johan Santana2004 - 200875.452.313.420.3
21Ken Griffey Jr.1996 - 2000107.782.612.119.7
22Gaylord Perry1972 - 197695.675.012.119.9
23C.C. Sabathia2007 - 201176.154.012.819.7
24Bobby Grich1972 - 1976101.883.311.418.6
25Roy Halladay2007 - 201175.757.011.718.5


2016 Hall of Fame Ballot Series




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