FanPost

Teddy Ballgame

Has everyone seen the HBO program on Ted Williams?  I just saw it and thought it was great.  I should add that I believe that Williams is in fact the greatest hitter who ever lived, and aside from defense is the best player in the history of the game.

Has anyone ever done a projection of what his seasons missed in the war would have looked like?  He missed nearly 5 full seasons in his prime to serve in the Armved Forces during WWII and the Korean War.  Has anyone seen Pecota, or Zips, or something like that that might replicate what he would have done?

No real reason for this, he is in the HOF, and is generally regarded as one of the best ever, but I wonder how far up some of the career leader boards he would be if he had not missed those seasons.  Some approximations might be 700 HR, 3600 hits, 2300 rbi, and perhaps the most WAR all time.

Any thoughts?


X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Beyond the Box Score

You must be a member of Beyond the Box Score to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Beyond the Box Score. You should read them.

Join Beyond the Box Score

You must be a member of Beyond the Box Score to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Beyond the Box Score. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker