Best Offensive Seasons

10 Best Offensive Seasons By A Left Fielder

Some of the greatest offensive players in the history of the game have manned left field. From Shoeless Joe Jackson, Ken Williams, Al Simmons, Babe Ruth, and Joe Medwick to Ted Williams, Hank Greenberg, Ralph Kiner, Stan Musial to Billy Williams, Willie McCovey, Carl Yastrzemski, and Jim Rice to Rickey Henderson, Tim Raines, Barry Bonds, Albert Belle, and Manny Ramirez. Narrowing all those great players down to just 10 seasons was nearly impossible. You could have a list of 40-50 that you could argue belong on this list. Here is my list.

Honorable Mention


  • 10. Carl Yastrzemski, Boston Red Sox, 1967

    • Age: 27
    • AL MVP
    • AL All-Star


    Carl Yastrzemski Batting Statistics
    WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    12.4 161 579 112 189 31 4 44 121 10 8 91 69 .326 .418 .622 1.040

    • 9. Babe Ruth, New York Yankees, 1926

      • Age: 31


      Babe Ruth Batting Statistics
      WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
      11.5 152 495 139 184 30 5 47 153 11 9 144 76 .372 .516 .737 1.253

      • 8. Al Simmons, Philadelphia Athletics, 1930

        • Age: 28


        Al Simmons Batting Statistics
        WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
        7.8 138 554 152 211 41 16 36 165 9 2 39 34 .381 .423 .708 1.130

        • 7. Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox, 1949

          • Age: 30
          • AL MVP
          • AL All-Star


          Ted Williams Batting Statistics
          WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
          9.2 155 566 150 194 39 3 43 159 1 1 162 48 .343 .490 .650 1.141

          • 6. Babe Ruth, New York Yankees, 1921

            • Age: 26


            Babe Ruth Batting Statistics
            WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
            12.9 152 540 177 204 44 16 59 168 17 13 145 81 .378 .512 .846 1.359

            • 5. Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants, 1996


            • Barry Bonds Batting Statistics
              WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
              9.6 158 517 122 159 27 3 42 129 40 7 151 76 .308 .461 .615 1.076

              • 4. Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox, 1948

                • Age: 29
                • AL All-Star


                Ted Williams Batting Statistics
                WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
                8.5 137 509 124 188 44 3 25 127 4 0 126 41 .369 .497 .615 1.112

                • 3. Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants, 2001


                • Barry Bonds Batting Statistics
                  WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
                  11.9 153 476 129 156 32 2 73 137 13 3 177 93 .328 .515 .863 1.379

                  • 2. Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants, 2002


                  • Barry Bonds Batting Statistics
                    WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
                    11.8 143 403 117 149 31 2 46 110 9 2 198 47 .370 .582 .799 1.381

                    • 1. Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants, 2004


                    • Barry Bonds Batting Statistics
                      WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
                      10.6 147 373 129 135 27 3 45 101 6 1 232 41 .362 .609 .812 1.422

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