A Biography in 1,000 Players No.21 Mel Ott (Number 4 Right Field)

Mel Ott is one of the players who benefit historically thanks to Sabermetrics. It used to be sure he hit a lot of home runs, but he hit a high percentage of his home runs at home.  Ott had a career total of 511 home runs, which is 25th on the all-time list. He was third on the list when he retired.  Sure, he hit over .300 (.304) for his career, but everybody hit .300 in the 30s. Also, he ended his career during WWII when every other good player was in the war. He didn’t hit anymore when they…

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