View Full Version : James Barton "Mickey" Vernon
09-26-2006, 01:31 PM
He played in the major leagues from 1939 to 1960.
09-26-2006, 04:17 PM
Mickey Vernon had a 20 year career and lost two years (age 26-27) to WWII. His career sabre stats are pretty good (RCAA - 212, WARP3 - 116, and OPS+ - 117). He hit for the cycle once, led the league in hitting twice, led the league in doubles 3 times, was on 7 all-star teams, and three times was in the Top 10 in the AL MVP voting. He was the first manager of the expansion Washington Senators. For some reason I don't wan to vote for this guy, but for the sake of consistency I am going to have to.
09-26-2006, 05:10 PM
Had 2 years with 50+ RCAA, but until he turned 36, no other years above 20.
Overall, his total of 214 RCAA is good enough to get my vote.
09-27-2006, 04:42 PM
I'm giving him a yes (a borderline for me is typically always a no) because of the war.
10-03-2006, 12:31 AM
One of the first to play in 4 different decades
10-03-2006, 08:08 AM
Real tough call. His park-adjusted stats a little better than his raw stats, but still, they're not all that great. Lifetime park-adjusted OPS only 16% above normal. I'd cut him some slack because he played into his 40s, but his 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th best seasons all came at age 35 or later. 16% above normal is the same as Donn Clendenon--granted, over a shorter career, but not good enough for me.
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