MVPQ - none, Best season 1981 (15.7)
MVPQ 1939 (17.3) 1940 (18.8) 1946 (21.3)
-The first quarter of the list ends with Feller; if you were picking schoolyard sides from this first 50, not who had the best career, but who was the best player at a moment in time - if you were picking a bat, it would be Joe Jackson (I love a .300/.400/.500 translated slashline - Jackson's is .300/.400/.600) and if you wanted an arm, it would be Feller. From '39-41, Feller's age 20-22 seasons, his combined WAR/WARP was 50+. His next full season was '46, the best season by a pitcher on the list thusfar. They road Feller hard, 300+ IP in all three of those '39-41 seasons and then almost 350 in '46. He pitched another ten years and never had a season even half as good again.
50 down. 150 to go. In the next group - my favorite ballplayer as a teenager. See you next week.