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Doomed by history: Record-setting in the modern age

Babe Ruth kinda sucks.

Let me explain myself. I started this post as a light and fun way to look at Yankees who were off to record paces in the first week of the season. I write a lot of deeper analytical stuff, so I thought that it would be fun to say hey, look how high so-and-so’s on-base percentage is, it’d be a record if he could keep it up!

But it wouldn’t be a record, because Babe Ruth had a .545 OBP season.

Anthony Rizzo is crushing the ball to start the year.