November 20, 2011

The WAR Set: Card #9 and The First Completed Page


2008 Upper Deck Timeline #9 Mark Teixeira
7.3 Wins Above Replacement
(total from both leagues)

Year Age Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2008 28 MLB 157 685 574 102 177 41 0 33 121 2 0 97 93 .308 .410 .552 .962
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/20/2011.

It may be surprising that Mark Teixeira did not lead the league in any major offensive category despite enjoying one of the best seasons of his career in 2008.  That's because Mark started the season in the National League being a force in the Braves lineup and ended the season being a force in the American League while a part the Anaheim Angels lineup.  Teixeira's combined stats for 2008:  .308 batting average, 33 home runs, and 121 RBI all while playing stellar defense at first base.

Loves to hit against Bruce Chen:  9 for 19 with 6 homers (2.003 OPS)
Loathes to hit against Freddy Garcia:  0 for 16 with 4 strikeouts (.143 OPS)


Woot!  The first page of the WAR set is complete.

 The Fronts


The Backs

I'm really having fun with this set by seeing what I have stowed away by card number and looking up how each player performed that season.  I'm excited to see how page 2 is gonna turn out.

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