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Baseball's All-Time Leaders in WAR per Season (WAR per 162 Games, or WAR/162)

The WAR Hall of Fame below is based on WAR per season (that is, WAR per 162 games). The position indicated is the player's primary position. The team indicated is the player's primary team. Babe Ruth's WAR has been adjusted to not reflect years when he was primarily a pitcher. If his pitching WAR were included, his WAR/162 would be 10.90, but pitching WAR was inflated during baseball's early days because the top pitchers accumulated outlandish numbers of innings and wins. Thus, of the top 29 WAR seasons, only one is by a hitter (Ruth). That doesn't seem fair to hitters.

In the table below, the all-time leaders for each position are starred with an asterisk. Active players are bolded and their rankings can still go up or down.

Please keep in mind that 8 WAR is MVP level. So the top players on the lists below played at an MVP level for their entire careers. The all-star level is 5 WAR, so every player on this list played at a composite all-star level for his entire career. It seems safe to say that any player who made this list was elite, while those who averaged 6.5 WAR or higher were transcendent.

The Best Players by Position, according to WAR per Season (with starters underlined)

Catcher: Johnny Bench (5.62), Mike Piazza (5.40), Mickey Cochrane (5.30), Thurman Munson (5.25), Roy Campanella (5.09), Bill Dickey (5.05)
First Base: Lou Gehrig (8.41), Dan Brouthers (7.60), Hank Greenberg (7.10), Roger Connor (6.84), Jimmie Foxx (6.79), Joey Votto (6.05), Jeff Bagwell (6.04), Johnny Mize (5.90)
Second Base: Rogers Hornsby (9.10), Eddie Collins (6.91), Jackie Robinson (6.71), Nap Lajoie (6.43), Joe Gordon (6.27), Joe Morgan (6.04), Bobby Grich (5.74), Chase Utley (5.65)
Shortstop: Honus Wagner (7.58), Alex Rodriguez (6.58), Arky Vaughn (6.47), Lou Boudreau (6.35), Andrelton Simmons (6.15), George Davis (5.76), Jim Glasscock (5.75)
Third Base: Mike Schmidt (7.18), Eddie Matthews (6.51), Frank "Home Run" Baker (6.46), Wade Boggs (5.87), Evan Longoria (5.60), Scott Rolen (5.58), Chipper Jones (5.48)
Right Field: Hank Aaron (6.70), Mel Ott (6.56), Frank Robinson (6.00), Larry Walker (5.92), Elmer Flick (5.81), Roberto Clemente (5.37), Reggie Smith (5.27)
Center Field: Mike Trout (9.94), Willie Mays (8.47), Ty Cobb (8.06), Tris Speaker (7.79), Joe DiMaggio (7.75), Mickey Mantle (7.58), Billy Hamilton (6.44)
Left Field: Ted Williams (9.22), Barry Bonds (8.83), "Shoeless" Joe Jackson (7.36), Stan Musial (6.79), Ed Delahanty (6.15), Charlie Keller (5.97), Rickey Henderson (5.59)
Designated Hitter: Babe Ruth (10.48), Albert Pujols (5.61), Dick Allen (5.44), Charlie Gehringer (5.48), Mark McGwire (5.38), Rod Carew (5.33), Ralph Kiner (5.24), Al Simmons (5.07)
Utility: Pete Rose (he was an all-star at five different positions, playing more than 500 games at each)

Positive Surprises: Mike Trout (9.94), Dan Brouthers (7.60), Roger Connor (6.84), Arky Vaughn (6.47), Billy Hamilton (6.44), Lou Boudreau (6.35), Joe Gordon (6.27), Andrelton Simmons (6.15), Ed Delahanty (6.15), Larry Walker (5.92), Elmer Flick (5.81), George Davis (5.76), Jim Glasscock (5.75), Bobby Grich (5.74), Chase Utley (5.65), Scott Rolen (5.58), Al Rosen (5.46), Lenny Dykstra (5.39), Adrian Beltre (5.32), Reggie Smith (5.27), Kenny Lofton (5.26), Wally Berger (5.12), Lou Whitaker (5.09), Ken Boyer (5.00), Bill Dahlen (4.99), Joe Mauer (4.79)

It's no surprise that Mike Trout, the best player of his generation by a wide margin, is on this list. It is surprising that he has already eclipsed the immortal centerfielders and is now now second only to Babe Ruth in WAR per season. If he can stay healthy long enough, Trout has a chance to be the GOAT (greatest of all time), or at least in the top ten. Trout's teammate, shortstop Andrelton Simmons, did catch me by surprise. Larry Walker, Bobby Grich, Chase Utley and Scott Rolen clearly belong in the Hall of Fame, according to WAR per season, and all the players in "Positive Surprises" deserve careful consideration for inclusion if they're not already members. Lenny Dykstra only had 500 at-bats three times, due to injuries and a wild lifestyle, so he may be an exception.

Negative Surprises: Leo Durocher (0.51), Connie Mack (1.25), "Little Poison" Lloyd Waner (1.96), Harold Baines (2.27), Casey Stengel (2.55), High Pockets Kelly (2.55), Rick Ferrell (2.56), Ray Schalk (2.63), Dave Parker (2.63), Steve Garvey (2.65), Bill Mazeroski (2.73)

The first six players above are in the HOF, although Durocher, Mack and Stengel are better known as managers. While he batted .316 with 2,459 hits, Lloyd Waner was an average player according to WAR and OPS+. How Harold Baines made the HOF is beyond me; he never had a five-WAR season. Rick Ferrell wasn't even the best hitter in his own family; his brother Wes, a pitcher, was! I was surprised that Steve "my hair is always perfect" Garvey made this list. Ditto for the Cobra. Mazeroski is in the HOF, but it wasn't because of his 84 OPS+ and he never had a five-WAR season.

These are the players who should be considered for the Baseball Hall of Fame based on their Peak WAR and total WAR, with the players with the highest peaks underlined: Pete Rose (44.9/79.7), Shoeless Joe Jackson (52.5/62.2), Bill Dahlen (40.2/75.4), Larry Walker (44.7/72.7), Derek Jeter (41.8/72.4), Bobby Grich (46.4/71.1), Scott Rolen (43.7/70.2), Carlos Beltran (44.4/69.8), Edgar Martinez (43.7/68.4), Kenny Lofton (43.4/68.3), Graig Nettles (42.4/68.0), Ken Boyer (46.3/62.8), Andruw Jones (46.5/62.8), Sal Bando (44.4/61.5), Todd Helton (46.5/61.2), Jim Edmonds (42.6/60.4), Jim Wynn (43.4/55.9), Dick Allen (45.9/55.1), Nomar Garciaparra (43.1/44.2)

Pete Rose and Shoeless Joe Jackson are head and shoulders above the pack, so LET THEM IN! But really, all the underlined names deserve to be in the HOF, if Derek Jeter and Edgar Martinez are going to be included. I left out the "steroid monsters" because that debate is above my pay grade. But it makes absolutely no sense to ban Pete Rose and Shoeless Joe Jackson for gambling, when hall-of-famers like Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker and Rogers Hornsby were caught gambling and fixing games, as I explain here: Why Pete Rose Should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Players with a ton of WAR who may have fallen a bit short of the HOF due to lower peaks may include Johnny Damon (33.0/56.4), Ted Simmons (34.8/50.3), Willie Randolph (36.3/65.9), Bert Campaneris (36.7/53.1), Thurman Munson (37.0/46.1), Ron Cey (37.1/53.8), Dwight Evans (37.3/67.1), Darrell Evans (37.3/58.8), Gary Sheffield (38.0/60.5), Fred Lynn (38.4/50.2), Robin Ventura (38.7/56.1), Sherry Magee (38.7/59.3), Willie Davis (38.9/60.7), John Olerud (39.0/58.2), Minnie Minoso (39.9/50.5), Vada Pinson (40.0/54.3), Buddy Bell (40.5/66.3), Bobby Bonds (41.1/57.9), Keith Hernandez (41.3/60.4), Cesar Cedeno (41.4/52.8), Bobby Abreu (41.6/60.0)

NOTE: Because the HOF requires ten years and an all-star season is five WAR, my total WAR requirement above is 50 or higher. The peak WAR requirement of 40 was chosen because it is around the average for HOF members. If only total WAR is considered, a player may have just played a lot more games than the average HOF member. If just peak WAR is considered, the player may have been a "flash in the pan." But if we consider both, we know that a player accumulated enough total WAR for at least ten all-star seasons, and that he played at a very high level for at least seven years. Because WAR seems to penalize catchers, I have slightly reduced the peak WAR requirement for catchers. Otherwise, only Johnny Bench would have made this list. I have also made exceptions and adjustments for players who lost prime seasons due to military service, such as Charlie "King Kong" Keller.

WAR per 162 Games for Position Players [with peak WAR aka WAR7]

Please note that WAR7 of 56 or higher means that the player in question performed at an MVP level or higher, on average, for at least seven years. To see this list sorted by peak WAR, please click here: Baseball's All-Time Leaders in WAR7.

10.48 (RF)       Babe Ruth* (New York Yankees) not including pitching WAR [84.7]
9.94 (CF)        Mike Trout* (Los Angeles Angels) and still rising! [66.1]
9.22 (LF)        Ted Williams* (Boston Red Sox) adjusted for five years lost to military service (est. 170 WAR, 2986 games) [69.2]
9.10 (2B)        Rogers Hornsby* (St. Louis Cardinals) [73.5]

8.83 (LF)        Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) obviously inflated by PEDs [72.7]
8.47 (CF)        Willie Mays (New York/San Francisco Giants) [73.7]
8.41 (1B)        Lou Gehrig* (New York Yankees) [67.7]
8.06 (CF)        Ty Cobb (Detroit Tigers) [69.2]

7.79 (CF)        Tris Speaker (Cleveland Indians) [62.4]
7.75 (CF)        Joe DiMaggio (New York Yankees) adjusted for three years lost to military service (est. 101 WAR, 2100 games) [51.2]
7.60 (1B)        Dan Brouthers (Many) [47.2]
7.58 (CF)        Mickey Mantle (New York Yankees) [64.8]
7.58 (SS)        Honus Wagner* (Pittsburgh Pirates) [65.4]
7.36 (RF/LF)  Shoeless Joe Jackson (Chicago White Sox) [52.5]
7.18 (3B)        Mike Schmidt* (Philadelphia Phillies) [58.7]
7.10 (1B)        Hank Greenberg (Detroit Tigers) [47.7]

6.91 (2B)        Eddie Collins (Chicago White Sox) [64.2]
6.84 (1B/3B)  Roger Connor (New York Giants) [47.0]
6.79 (RF/1B)  Stan Musial (St. Louis Cardinals) [64.1]
6.79 (1B/3B)   Jimmie Foxx (Philadelphia Athletics) [59.5]
6.71 (2B)        Jackie Robinson (Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers) [52.0]
6.70 (RF)        Hank Aaron (Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves) [60.3]
6.58 (SS)        Alex Rodriguez (New York Yankees) [64.3]
6.56 (RF)        Mel Ott (New York Giants) [52.9]
6.51 (3B)        Eddie Mathews (Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves) [54.3]

6.47 (SS)        Arky Vaughan (Pittsburgh Pirates) [50.6]
6.46 (3B)        Frank Baker (Philadelphia Athletics) [46.8]
6.43 (2B)        Nap Lajoie (Cleveland Indians) [60.3]
6.35 (SS)        Lou Boudreau (Cleveland Indians) [58.7]
6.27 (2B)        Joe Gordon (New York Yankees) [45.8]
6.15 (LF)        Ed Delahanty (Philadelphia Phillies) [48.6]

6.05 (1B)        Joey Votto (Cincinnati Reds) [46.1]
6.04 (1B)        Jeff Bagwell (Houston Astros) [48.3]
6.04 (2B)        Joe Morgan (Cincinnati Reds) [59.3]
6.00 (RF)        Frank Robinson (Cincinnati Reds) [52.9]

5.97 (LF)        Charlie Keller (New York Yankees) [38.7]
5.92 (RF)        Larry Walker (Colorado Rockies) [44.7]
5.90 (1B)        Johnny Mize (St. Louis Cardinals) [48.8]
5.87 (3B)        Wade Boggs (Boston Red Sox) [56.4]
5.74 (2B)        Bobby Grich (California Angels) [46.4]
5.65 (2B)        Chase Utley (Philadelphia Phillies) [49.3]
5.62 (C)          Johnny Bench* (Cincinnati Reds) [47.1]
5.61 (1B)        Albert Pujols (St. Louis Cardinals) [61.7]
5.59 (LF)        Rickey Henderson (Oakland Athletics) [57.6]

5.48 (3B)        Chipper Jones (Atlanta Braves) [46.8]
5.48 (2B)        Charlie Gehringer (Detroit Tigers) [50.5]
5.44 (3B)        Dick Allen (Philadelphia Phillies) [45.9]
5.38 (2B)        Robinson Cano (Seattle Mariners) [50.5]
5.37 (RF)        Roberto Clemente (Pittsburgh Pirates) [54.2]
5.33 (2B)        Rod Carew (Minnesota Twins) [49.8]
5.32 (3B)       Adrian Beltre (Texas Rangers) [49.3]
5.30 (C)          Mickey Cochrane (Philadelphia Athletics) [36.9]
5.25 (C)         Thurman Munson (New York Yankees) [37.0]
5.20 (RF)       Harry Heilmann (Detroit Tigers) [47.2]
5.18 (SS)       Cal Ripken Jr. (Baltimore Orioles) [56.3]
5.12 (3B)       Ron Santo (Chicago Cubs) [53.8]
5.09 (2B)       Ryne Sandburg (Chicago Cubs) [57.5]
5.08 (CF)       Ken Griffey Jr. (Cincinnati Reds) [54.0]
5.08 (RF)       Al Kaline (Detroit Tigers) [48.9]
5.07 (LF)       Al Simmons (Philadelphia Athletics) [45.8]
5.06 (3B)       George Brett (Kansas City Royals) [53.2]
5.03 (1B/DH) Frank Thomas (Chicago White Sox) [45.2]
5.01 (CF)       Duke Snider (Brooklyn Dodgers) [49.9]
5.00 (3B)       Ken Boyer (St. Louis Cardinals) [46.3]

Players whose WAR7 suggests they belong on the list above:

4.96 (1B)      Miguel Cabrera (Detroit Tigers) [44.7]
4.94 (C)        Gary Carter (Montreal Expos) [48.2]
4.72 (LF)      Carl Yastrzemski (Boston Red Sox) [55.5] his peak was ultra-high, but longevity hurt some of his stats
4.63 (CF)      Andruw Jones (Atlanta Braves) [46.5]
4.39 (SS)      Robin Yount (Milwaukee Brewers) [47.3]
4.39 (3B)      Brooks Robinson (Baltimore Orioles) [45.7]
4.37 (1B)      Todd Helton (Colorado Rockies) [46.5]
4.32 (SS/1B) Ernie Banks (Chicago Cubs) [51.9] in his prime he was beyond elite, the first of the home-run crushers at shortstop
4.25 (1B)      George Sisler (St. Louis Browns) [47.0]
4.25 (RF)      Reggie Jackson (Oakland Athletics] [46.8]
4.04 (1B)      Willie McCovey (San Francisco Giants) [44.9]
3.63 (*)         Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) [44.9] longevity hurt some of his stats but WAR7 confirms he was comparable to Al Simmons, Goose Goslin, Miguel Cabrera, Willie McCovey

Players with high WAR averages who fell a bit short on WAR7, meaning that they didn't sustain the highest level of play for at least seven years, using a cut-off of ~ 45 WAR7:

6.44 (CF)       Billy Hamilton (Philadelphia Phillies) [42.7]
6.15 (SS)        Andrelton Simmons (Los Angeles Angels) [33.0] but only because he hasn't played seven full seasons yet
6.04 (1B)        Cap Anson (Chicago Cubs) amazingly he didn't play 100 games until age 32 and still had 3,435 hits! [41.8]
5.97 (LF)        Charlie Keller (New York Yankees) [38.7]
5.79 (C)          Buster Posey (San Francisco Giants) [37.1]
5.81 (RF)        Elmer Flick (Cleveland Indians) [41.3]
5.76 (SS)        George Davis (New York Giants) [44.4]
5.75 (SS)        Jim Glasscock (Cleveland Blues) [41.0]
5.60 (3B)        Evan Longoria (Tampa Bay Rays) [40.9]
5.58 (3B)        Scott Rolen (Philadelphia Phillies) [43.7]
5.46 (3B)       Al Rosen (Cleveland Indians) [33.3]
5.40 (CF)       Larry Doby (Cleveland Indians) [39.6]
5.40 (C)         Mike Piazza (New York Mets) [43.1]
5.39 (CF)       Lenny Dykstra (Philadelphia Phillies) [33.0]
5.38 (1B)        Mark McGwire (Oakland Athletics) [41.9]
5.37 (1B)       Bill Terry (New York Giants) [41.2]
5.34 (LF)       Fred Clarke (Pittsburgh Pirates) [36.2]
5.30 (C)          Mickey Cochrane (Philadelphia Athletics) [36.9]
5.27 (2B)       Ian Kinsler (Texas Rangers) [40.4]
5.27 (RF)       Reggie Smith (Boston Red Sox) [38.7]
5.26 (CF)       Kenny Lofton (Cleveland Indians) [43.4]
5.25 (C)         Thurman Munson (New York Yankees) [37.0]
5.24 (2B)       Frankie Frisch (St. Louis Cardinals) [44.4]
5.24 (LF)       Ralph Kiner (Pittsburgh Pirates) [43.7]
5.23 (SS)       Barry Larkin (Cincinnati Reds) [43.1]
5.23 (2B)       Dustin Pedroia (Boston Red Sox) [42.4]
5.20 (CF)       Jim Edmonds (St. Louis Cardinals) [42.6]
5.16 (3B/DH) Edgar Martinez (Seattle Mariners) [43.7]
5.16 (3B)       David Wright (New York Mets) [40.2]
5.12 (CF)       Wally Berger (Boston Braves) [3.58]
5.09 (C)         Roy Campanella (Brooklyn Dodgers) [32.8] unfortunately one of the greatest catchers was a victim of racial discrimination and injuries
5.09 (2B)       Lou Whitaker (Detroit Tigers) [37.9]
5.06 (SS)       Joe Cronin (Boston Red Sox) [43.9]
5.06 (CF)      Hack Wilson (Chicago Cubs) [35.8]
5.05 (C)        Bill Dickey (New York Yankees) [34.2]
5.04 (SS)      Joe Tinker (Chicago Cubs) [32.9]
5.00 (SS)      Allen Trammell (Detroit Tigers) [44.8]
5.00 (RF)      Bobby Bonds (San Francisco Giants) [41.1]
5.00 (SS)      Nomar Garciaparra (Boston Red Sox) [43.1]
4.99 (SS)      Bill Dahlen (Chicago Cubs) [40.2]
4.98 (SS)      Luke Appling (Chicago White Sox) [43.8]
4.98 (LF)      Bob Johnson (Philadelphia Athletics) [36.0]
4.94 (3B)      Sal Bando (Oakland Athletics) [44.4]
4.93 (C)       Joe Mauer (Minnesota Twins) [39.0]
4.88 (LF)      Manny Ramirez (Boston Red Sox) [39.9]
4.85 (2B)      Willie Randolph (New York Yankees) [36.3]
4.84 (RF)      Sam Crawford (Detroit Tigers) [39.7]
4.84 (SS)      Ozzie Smith (St. Louis Cardinals) [42.5]
4.78 (LF)      Ryan Braun (Milwaukee Brewers) [39.2]
4.73 (CF)      Richie Ashburn (Philadelphia Phillies) [44.5]
4.72 (CF)     Jim Wynn (Houston Astros) [43.4]
4.68 (LF)      Goose Goslin (Washington Senators) [43.2]
4.68 (1B)      Keith Hernandez (New York Mets) [41.3]
4.64 (1B)      Jim Thome (Cleveland Indians) [41.5]
4.64 (CF)     Kirby Puckett (Minnesota Twins) [37.6]
4.63 (RF)     Paul Waner (Pittsburg Pirates) [42.2]
4.63 (1B)      Will Clark (San Francisco Giants) [36.1]
4.62 (2B)      Billy Herman (Chicago Cubs) [35.5]
4.59 (RF)     Tony Gwynn (San Diego Padres) [41.3]
4.57 (3B)      Paul Molitor (Milwaukee Brewers) [39.7]
4.57 (2B)      Roberto Alomar (Toronto Blue Jays) [42.9]
4.54 (LF)      Joe Medwick (St. Louis Cardinals) [39.7]
4.54 (C)        Yogi Berra (New York Yankees) [37.0]
4.53 (CF)     Chet Lemon (Chicago White Sox) [37.2]
4.50 (CF)     Andrew McCutchen (Pittsburg Pirates) [37.4]
4.49 (LF)      Tim Raines (Montreal Expos) [42.4]
4.49 (LF)      Lance Berkman (Houston Astros) [39.3]
4.48 (RF)      Vladimir Guerrero (Montreal Expos) [41.2]
4.46 (LF/3B) Minnie Minoso (Chicago White Sox) [50.5]
4.46 (3B)      Buddy Bell (Cleveland Indians) [40.5]
4.44 (C)        Carlton Fisk (Boston Red Sox) [37.6]
4.37 (CF)      Carlos Beltran (Kansas City Royals) [44.4]
4.37 (3B)      Robin Ventura (Chicago White Sox) [38.7]
4.37 (C)       Ivan Rodriguez (Texas Rangers) [39.8]
4.27 (SS)      Derek Jeter (New York Yankees) [41.8]
4.26 (CF)     Cesar Cedeno (Houston Astros) [41.4]
4.22 (1B)      John Olerud (Toronto Blue Jays) [39.0]
4.20 (3B)      Ron Cey (Los Angeles Dodgers) [37.1]
4.17 (RF)     Tony Oliva (Minnesota Twins) [38.6]
4.17 (RF)      Dwight Evans (Boston Red Sox) [37.3]
4.15 (LF)      Billy Williams (Chicago Cubs) [41.4]
4.13 (CF)     Fred Lynn (Boston Red Sox) [38.4]
4.11 (1B)      Rafael Palmeiro (Baltimore Orioles) [38.9]
4.08 (3B)      Graig Nettles (Cleveland Indians) [42.4]
4.05 (CF)     Willie Davis (Los Angeles Dodgers) [38.9]
4.03 (RF)      Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs) [43.8]
4.00 (CF)     Andre Dawson (Montreal Expos) [42.7]
4.00 (RF)      Bobby Abreu (Philadelphia Phillies) [41.6]
3.94 (LF)      Willie Stargell (Pittsburg Pirates) [38.0]
3.91 (2B)      Jeff Kent (San Francisco Giants) [35.7]
3.83 (1B)      Orlando Cepeda (San Francisco Giants) [34.6]
3.81 (RF)      Gary Sheffield (*) [38.0]
3.76 (RF)      Enos Slaughter (St. Louis Cardinals) [35.2]
3.75 (LF)      Jose Cruz (Houston Astros) [36.3]
3.72 (1B)      David Ortiz (Boston Red Sox) [35.2]
3.72 (2B)      Craig Biggio (Houston Astros) [41.8]
3.67 (CF)      Johnny Damon (Boston Red Sox) [33.0]
3.67 (1B/DH) Eddie Murray (Baltimore Orioles) [39.1]
3.62 (LF)      George Foster (Cincinnati Reds) [36.9]
3.62 (RF)      Ichiro Suzuki (Seattle Mariners) [43.7]
3.56 (CF)      Vada Pinson (Cincinnati Reds) [40.0]
3.55 (3B)       Darrell Evans (Atlanta Braves) [37.3]
3.50 (RF)      Dave Winfield (San Diego Padres) [37.9]
3.46 (CF)      Dale Murphy (Atlanta Braves) [41.2]
3.15 (1B)      Tony Perez (Cincinnati Reds) [36.5]
3.09 (1B)      Boog Powell (Baltimore Orioles) [30.9]
3.08 (C)        Manny Sanguillen (Pittsburg Pirates) [26.4]
3.05 (1B)      Ted Kluszewski (Cincinnati Reds) [29.2]
2.99 (CF)      Al Oliver (Pittsburg Pirates) [28.1]
2.91 (1B)      George Scott (Boston Red Sox) [30.3]
2.87 (1B)      Jim Bottomley (St. Louis Cardinals) [28.8]
2.85 (1B)      Wally Joyner (California Angels) [23.6]
2.75 (1B)      Joe Adcock (Milwaukee Braves) [23.7]
2.73 (2B)      Bill Mazeroski (Pittsburg Pirates) [26.0]
2.72 (C)        Elston Howard (New York Yankees) [26.4]
2.65 (1B)      Steve Garvey (Los Angeles Dodgers) [28.8]
2.63 (RF)      Dave Parker (Pittsburg Pirates) [37.4]
2.52 (CF)      Willie McGee (St. Louis Cardinals) [28.7]
2.51 (RF)      Rusty Staub (Montreal Expos) [33.3]
2.22 (DH)     Harold Baines (Kansas City Royals) [21.4]

NOTE: Anything below two WAR per season would be below average for a major league baseball starter.

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