Originally Posted by westofyou
Biggest offensive season ever MLB as a whole - .296/ .356/.434/.790
It's a great season, but against the average it loses luster
1 Hack Wilson .723
2 Chuck Klein .687
3 Babe Herman .678
4 Chick Hafey .652
5 Gabby Hartnett .630
6 Bill Terry .619
7 Wally Berger .614
8 Lefty O'Doul .604
9 Mel Ott .578
10 Harry Heilmann .577
The question is not what is the greatest season ever in comparison to what the other players in the league were doing. Unless they can determine the balls were wound tighter in 1930, or bats were harder in 1930 i dont think it really matters what the league average says. In fact it may help Wilson's case. In the year where so many were having MVP seasons his stood head and shoulders above the rest.
If how good the season is relative to compettitors is what we are looking at then Ruth's early Yankee seasons should win hands down.
I would also like to nominate Bob Gibson's 1968 season:
22-9, ERA of 1.12, 13 shutouts, 28 Complete games, 304.2 IP and only 198 hits, 268 k's, ERA+ 258, WHIP .853.
Accolades: MVP, Cy Young Award, All-Star, Gold Glove