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    Re: Bleacher Report Ranks Top 10 Single-Season Performances In Reds History

    1985, also known as "The Year Dave Parker got hosed out of the MVP", was a pretty good one.
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    Re: Bleacher Report Ranks Top 10 Single-Season Performances In Reds History

    Quote Originally Posted by VR View Post
    1985, also known as "The Year Dave Parker got hosed out of the MVP", was a pretty good one.
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    Re: Bleacher Report Ranks Top 10 Single-Season Performances In Reds History

    My favorite bleacher "report" was the Chris Heisey for Carlos Marmol trade that was supposed to be announced in the next 24 hours.
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    Re: Bleacher Report Ranks Top 10 Single-Season Performances In Reds History

    Quote Originally Posted by VR View Post
    1985, also known as "The Year Dave Parker got hosed out of the MVP", was a pretty good one.
    Dave Parker WAR 1985:4.4, defensive WAR:-.2

    Willie Magee WAR 1985: 7.9, defensive WAR: .7

    1985 cardinals record: 101-61

    1985 reds record: 89-72

    I'm not sure he got "hosed" out of it.

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    Re: Bleacher Report Ranks Top 10 Single-Season Performances In Reds History

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    Dave Parker WAR 1985:4.4, defensive WAR:-.2

    Willie Magee WAR 1985: 7.9, defensive WAR: .7

    1985 cardinals record: 101-61

    1985 reds record: 89-72

    I'm not sure he got "hosed" out of it.
    Parker was a one man show for that offense, McGee was surrounded by talent. Voters still aren't using WAR as the best metric for MVP in 2013, not sure they were back in '85.
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    No, but most of the posters on this board respect the new advanced stats more than the old school stats. Even still magee lead the league in hitting that season and stole over 50 bases.

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    Re: Bleacher Report Ranks Top 10 Single-Season Performances In Reds History

    Quote Originally Posted by Salukifan2 View Post
    No, but most of the posters on this board respect the new advanced stats more than the old school stats. Even still magee lead the league in hitting that season and stole over 50 bases.
    Awesome, thanks for setting me straight.
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    Awesome, thanks for setting me straight.
    It was my pleasure

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    Re: Bleacher Report Ranks Top 10 Single-Season Performances In Reds History

    Foster's '77 season was one for the books. He just never cooled off all year. It was the best power season I'd seen. I think he had 2 red seat shots at old Riverfront and broke an OF scoreboard in Phily. He was awesome.

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    Re: Bleacher Report Ranks Top 10 Single-Season Performances In Reds History

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    Foster's '77 season was one for the books. He just never cooled off all year. It was the best power season I'd seen. I think he had 2 red seat shots at old Riverfront and broke an OF scoreboard in Phily. He was awesome.
    I was lucky enough to play at George Foster's table at the Redsfest Celebrity Poker Tournament. He was extremely gracious, funny and talkative at the table, and an all around nice guy. Like most of the celebrities, I am pretty sure he was not interested in playing poker that long, and moreover, if you knocked any of the celebrities out, you got a signed jersey from them. This created a situation where he had a lot of incentive to go all in, and people had an incentive to call him. However, for the first few hands, he could not lose, and hilariously ended up quadrupling his stack. (He busted several minutes later.)

    The main reason I bring this up is that while this was happening I said something like, "This is the hold 'em equivalent of 52 home runs--are you ever going to cool down?" I didn't feel like people at the table thought it was very funny, so I'm hoping people here will appreciate it more.

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    Re: Bleacher Report Ranks Top 10 Single-Season Performances In Reds History

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    Foster's '77 season was one for the books. He just never cooled off all year. It was the best power season I'd seen. I think he had 2 red seat shots at old Riverfront and broke an OF scoreboard in Phily. He was awesome.
    If memory is accurate ( a very big "if"), as I recall Foster's '77 season it wasn't a streaky season where he hit a lot of HRs in bunches and then cooled off for a while. I recall it as being a season where like clockwork he hit a HR every third game or so, just boom-boom-boom all season long.
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