Monday, June 14, 2010

Top 5 Oriole Interleague Stars - The Hitters

As the Orioles are in the midst of interleague play yet again, I thought I'd take a look at the Oriole hitters who had taken advantage of the National League. God knows we could use some of these guys now.

Here's the top 5:

5. Aubrey Huff

         AVG   OBP   SLG   HR   OPS
Huff    .326  .394  .526    7  .920

Perhaps this was the indicator that Aubrey Huff would bounce back a bit once he went to the NL this offseason.

4. Albert Belle

         AVG   OBP   SLG   HR   OPS
Belle   .326  .396  .525    7  .921

It's crazy how close Huff and Belle's interleague numbers are. But they were both raking.

3. Cal Ripken, Jr.

         AVG   OBP   SLG   HR   OPS
Ripken  .330  .380  .558   14  .938

Of course, Cal is here. Even more amazing than those numbers is the fact he did it at a time when the NL was probably the better league.

2. Larry Bigbie

         AVG   OBP   SLG   HR   OPS
Bigbie  .360  .446  .523    3  .969

There always has to be a surprise on a list like this and Bigbie qualifies. This is over 101 plate appearances where he walked 14 times. It's still a drag this guy didn't make it.

1. Harold Baines

         AVG   OBP   SLG   HR   OPS
Baines  .355  .424  .553    3  .976

Just another reason to love Harold Baines. No Oriole was more effective against the Senior Circuit.


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