The rookie Septembers of Mays, Mantle, Harper, and Trout

This post, comparing the rookie Septembers of Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Bryce Harper, and Mike Trout was inspired by an observation by the great biographer Jane Leavy on Face the Nation on October 7, 2012 on CBS.

Willie Mays – September/October, 1951

Split G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Sept/Oct 28 120 103 5 24 5 1 1 9 3 0 17 17 .233 .342 .330 .672
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Generated 10/7/2012.

Mickey Mantle – September/October, 1951

Split G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Sept/Oct 23 87 76 17 22 1 0 4 14 1 1 11 19 .289 .379 .461 .840
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Generated 10/7/2012.

Bryce Harper – September/October, 2012

Split G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Sept/Oct 31 126 112 27 37 8 3 7 14 5 1 12 24 .330 .400 .643 1.043
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Generated 10/7/2012.

Mike Trout – September/October 2012

Split G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Sept/Oct 30 135 114 23 33 5 2 5 9 7 1 20 35 .289 .400 .500 .900
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Generated 10/7/2012.

September/October Leaders

  • Batting average: Harper
  • Homers: Harper
  • RBI: Harper
  • OBP: Harper/Trout
  • Slugging: Harper
  • OPS: Harper
  • Steals: Trout
  • Doubles: Harper
  • Triples: Harper