Around the Majors: Babe Ruth’s birthday

1) Today’s birthdays–

CHAD ALLEN, AGE: 31
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   28   -2  .240  .333  .573  .259   2.70  .208   0    0    0   12  Marlins      
2004   29   -5  .262  .345  .607  .209   2.76  .241   0    6    0   20  Rangers      
2005   30   -3  .309  .340  .649  .303   3.21  .283   0    5    0   21  Rangers      
CAR        -34  .321  .389  .710  .368   4.17  .269  14   84   15  267 
LG AVG       0  .343  .436  .779  .500   5.27  .272  29  120   16 
POS AVG      1  .344  .437  .781  .499   5.32  .273  29  121   21 

SMOKY BURGESS, 1927-91
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1952   25   19  .380  .429  .809  .655   6.52  .296   6   56    3  110  Phillies     
1954   27   29  .432  .510  .942  .719   8.28  .368   4   46    1  108  Phillies     
1962   35   21  .375  .500  .875  .657   7.04  .328  13   61    0  103  Pirates      
CAR        117  .362  .446  .807  .578   5.79  .295 126  673   13 1691 
LG AVG       0  .334  .409  .744  .500   4.79  .266 119  532   48 
POS AVG    -75  .323  .385  .708  .434   4.20  .250 117  519   16 

FRANK LAPORTE, 1880-1939
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1911   31   14  .361  .446  .807  .589   6.04  .314   2   82    4  136  Browns       
CAR         17  .330  .372  .701  .527   4.72  .282   9  397   72  913 
LG AVG       0  .323  .336  .658  .500   4.29  .260  11  301  128 
POS AVG     -7  .324  .330  .654  .499   4.23  .260   8  301  132 

DALE LONG, 1926-91
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1955   29   16  .362  .513  .875  .607   6.20  .291  16   79    0  131  Pirates      
1956   30   11  .326  .485  .812  .564   5.51  .263  27   91    1  148  Pirates      
1957   31   27  .378  .496  .875  .669   6.95  .298  21   67    1  130  Pirates/Cubs
CAR         64  .341  .464  .805  .559   5.52  .267 132  467   10 1013 
LG AVG       0  .336  .415  .751  .500   4.85  .266  89  378   31 
POS AVG     79  .351  .466  .817  .572   5.78  .278 127  476   22 

BABE RUTH, 1895-1948
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1918   23   45  .411  .555  .966  .831   9.01  .300  11   66    6   95  Red Sox      
1919   24   92  .456  .657 1.114  .872  12.39  .322  29  114    7  130  Red Sox      
1920   25  156  .532  .847 1.379  .913  18.41  .376  54  137   14  142  Yankees      
1921   26  166  .512  .846 1.359  .891  17.90  .378  59  171   17  152  Yankees      
1922   27   64  .434  .672 1.106  .796  11.01  .315  35   96    2  110  Yankees      
1923   28  157  .545  .764 1.309  .896  17.31  .393  41  131   17  152  Yankees      
1924   29  138  .513  .739 1.252  .879  15.61  .378  46  121    9  153  Yankees      
1926   31  132  .516  .737 1.253  .883  15.60  .372  47  146   11  152  Yankees      
1927   32  138  .486  .772 1.258  .874  14.91  .356  60  164    7  151  Yankees      
1928   33  117  .463  .709 1.172  .861  12.79  .323  54  142    4  154  Yankees      
1929   34   82  .430  .697 1.128  .802  11.60  .345  46  154    5  135  Yankees      
1930   35  122  .493  .732 1.225  .860  13.90  .359  49  153   10  145  Yankees      
1931   36  128  .494  .700 1.194  .872  15.11  .373  46  163    5  145  Yankees      
1932   37  101  .489  .661 1.150  .860  13.73  .341  41  137    2  133  Yankees      
1933   38   66  .442  .582 1.023  .795  10.05  .301  34  103    4  137  Yankees      
1934   39   43  .448  .537  .985  .748   9.49  .288  22   84    1  125  Yankees      
CAR       1795  .474  .690 1.164  .852  13.14  .342 714 2210  123 2503 
LG AVG       0  .356  .404  .760  .500   5.27  .288  92 1005  143 
POS AVG    204  .371  .444  .815  .572   6.19  .299 152 1141  147 

ADAM SHABALA, AGE: 28
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   27   -2  .235  .200  .435  .134   1.80  .200   0    4    0    6  Giants       
CAR         -2  .235  .200  .435  .134   1.80  .200   0    4    0    6 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.07  .268   1    2    0 
POS AVG      0  .350  .456  .805  .556   5.73  .269   1    3    0 

BOB WICKMAN, AGE: 37
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 33    0   4.46   36   0   34.1   36  9.44 13.89   1   3  20   2   2  Indians      
2004 35    1   4.25   30   0   29.2   26  7.89 13.65   0   2  13   1   1  Indians      
2005 36   11   2.47   64   0   62     41  5.95 11.47   0   4  45   3   1  Indians      
CAREER    89   3.62  721  28  954.2  706  6.66 12.97  59  51 214  67  43 
LG AVG     0   4.54           954.2  662  6.24 13.18  53  53 

GLENN WRIGHT, 1901-84
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
CAR        -35  .328  .447  .775  .473   5.08  .294  94  723   38 1119 
LG AVG       0  .350  .415  .765  .500   5.27  .292  60  543   62 
POS AVG   -131  .326  .365  .691  .393   4.17  .272  32  445   44 

RICHIE ZISK, AGE: 57
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1973   24   26  .364  .526  .890  .725   7.07  .324  10   54    0  103  Pirates      
1974   25   37  .386  .476  .862  .698   6.89  .313  17  100    1  149  Pirates      
1975   26   28  .374  .474  .848  .659   6.41  .290  20   75    0  147  Pirates      
CAR        188  .353  .466  .818  .611   5.73  .287 207  792    8 1453 
LG AVG       0  .330  .391  .721  .500   4.45  .264 112  586   94 
POS AVG     65  .340  .419  .759  .538   4.91  .267 154  684   83 

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