Originally Posted by bucksfan2
I saw a blurb in the paper about a week ago about a season Barry Bonds had. It got me to thinking, is Bonds 2004 season this the greatest offensive season ever?
.362/.609/.812 OPS 1.422 OPS+263 45 HR's.
Joey Votto's best OBP season was below .500, Pujols' highest was .462. Barry Bonds put up a good slugging number for an OBP. Acknowledging he was on roids along with many others, the guy made an out less that 40% of the time and managed to hit 45 HRs in one of the most pitcher friendly ball park in the game.
That season you mentioned, according to OPS+ (OPS, adjusted for the league and ballparks you play in throughout the season - with 100 being average), wasn't even his best. In 2002, his .370/.582/.799 line with a 268 OPS+ was better. It was the best OPS+ season in history. Bonds also has the 2nd and 3rd best OPS+ seasons before Fred Dunlap in 1884 chimes in. Ruth follows with spots 5-7.