MLB's 100-WAR club: Who is next? Print E-mail
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Friday, 01 July 2016

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An article by Sports on Earth

Despite baseball's statistical revolution, the career milestones we tend to look at remain the traditional ones -- 3,000 hits, 500 home runs or 300 wins -- even if they have lost a bit of their luster.

Yet 100 wins above replacement (WAR) -- the Baseball Reference version -- has a lot to offer as a milestone. It's a round number, it's incredibly difficult to reach and it puts position players and pitchers together in one category. True, WAR is far from a perfect metric, but it comes closer than any other single number to summing up a player's contributions.

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