Last night Lopez topped 30 doubles, pretty nice number to go along with his 20 HR’s.

How nice?

Historically it’s a hitting season for the ages for a SS in both the NL and the AL, though the AL has achieved the feat 50 times to the NL’s 7.

Just another silver lining from this season missed by most because the Reds have chose to polish the silver with the dirty rag known as the Reds pitching.

BTW Lopez is the youngest on the list

AGE                           YEAR     AGE      2B       HR       3B       OPS     RC/G    
1    Barry Larkin             1996       32       32       33        4     .977     8.37   
2    Al Dark                  1953       31       41       23        6     .823     5.67   
3    Alex Gonzalez            2003       30       37       20        0     .704     3.69   
T4   Rich Aurilia             2001       29       37       37        5     .941     7.69   
T4   Ernie Banks              1960       29       32       41        7     .904     6.60   
6    Alex Gonzalez            2004       27       30       23        3     .689     3.43   
7    Ernie Banks              1957       26       34       43        6     .939     7.35   

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Brian first met the greatest game in Detroit in 1968, that team played in a league called the "American League".... but I digress. Later after a family move he started a dalliance with the Cincinnati Reds, who perchance were in the midst of their greatest era. It was a romance that was greater than many could hope to be. After barely stomaching the strike of 1981 Brian headed West but never forgot the Reds, and even despite being surrounded by Giants and A's fans who tried to entice him with things both Green and Orange he found himself wondering what was up with Kal Daniels and was that kid from Moeller ever going to make us forget Davey. A long time member of SABR and a baseball history junkie he currently lives in Portland and can be followed at @baseballminutia

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3 Responses

  1. DevilsAdvocate

    Seeing Alex Gonzalez on this list (twice!) makes me wonder a little bit. He must have had a metric ton’s worth of at-bats to reach those counting stats while maintaining a OPS way below league-average.

  2. Brian

    Here’s the list by OPS
    Felipe has a .805 OPS, 5.60 RC/27 and a Vorp of 44.1

    OPS                           YEAR     OPS      2B       HR       3B      RC/G     RC/G    
    1    Barry Larkin             1996     .977       32       33        4     8.37     3.31   
    2    Rich Aurilia             2001     .941       37       37        5     7.69     2.42   
    3    Ernie Banks              1957     .939       34       43        6     7.35     2.53   
    4    Ernie Banks              1960     .904       32       41        7     6.60     2.00   
    5    Al Dark                  1953     .823       41       23        6     5.67     0.27   
    6    Alex Gonzalez            2003     .704       37       20        0     3.69    -1.46   
    7    Alex Gonzalez            2004     .689       30       23        3     3.43    -1.82  
  3. Glenn

    Brian,
    “Polishing the silver with the dirty rag that is Reds’ pitching”. I like that!