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Fun With Retrosheet: Players With The Highest Percentage of Post-Season Homers

October 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A quick one today: here are the players who have hit the highest percentage of their home runs during the post-season:

Player            First Last  REG POST     PCT
Mickey Lolich      1963 1979    0    1  1.0000
Don Gullett        1970 1978    0    1  1.0000
Joe Blanton        2004 2011    0    1  1.0000
Paul Goldschmidt   2011 2011    8    2   .2000
Bucky Harris       1919 1931    9    2   .1818
Dave McNally       1962 1975    9    2   .1818
Jose Lind          1987 1995    9    2   .1818
Lenny Dykstra      1985 1996   81   10   .1099
Jayson Werth       2002 2011  140   13   .0850
Derek Jeter        1995 2011  240   20   .0769
Bernie Williams    1991 2006  287   22   .0712
Manny Ramirez      1993 2011  555   29   .0497

The list is current through the end of the division series and is in ascending order of post-season homers. Missing entries have fewer home runs and a lower percentage than the entries shown. For example, the highest percentage for a player with three is Larry Gardner with 3 of 30, a lower percentage than Lenny Dykstra. I did keep the three players behind Goldschmidt because he is unlikely to continue to hit 20% of his home runs in the postseason.

The top three entries (and Dave McNally) are pitchers.

Players with 400 or more home runs who failed to hit a single post-season round-tripper:

Player            First Last  HRs
Ted Williams       1939 1960  521
Ernie Banks        1953 1971  512
Dave Kingman       1971 1986  442
Andre Dawson       1976 1996  438
Billy Williams     1959 1976  426
Darrell Evans      1969 1989  414

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