Last Clean Era (Era-6)

ERA 6 Baseball in the late 1970s and 80s – The Last “Clean” Era of Baseball 1978 TO 1989
Average home runs hit per team per year: 126.07 home runs
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The great, respected baseball players of the 1970s and 80s

Baseball stats in the 1970s / 80s
Statistics during this era, overall, were not inflated due to steroid use, and the home run production slightly increased from the previous era at a moderate pace. In addition, another baseball milestone was set when Ty Cobbs long standing career hits record of 4,191 was broken in 1985 by Pete Rose.

Listed below are the greatest hitters from era 6
This list includes the top 3 hitting catchers, the top 3 hitting first baseman, the top 3 hitting second baseman, the top 3 hitting third baseman, the top 3 hitting short stops and the top 10 hitting outfielders.

Also listed below are the top 25 greatest hitters of Era 6:

Hall of Fame * Veterans Committee **

Top 3 Catchers Player Name Rating Years Played
1 Gary Carter* 3.529 1974-1992
2 Brian Downing 3.528 1973-1992
3 Lance Parrish 3.175 1977-1995
Top 3 1st Basemen Player Name Rating Years Played
1 Eddie Murray* 4.101 1977-1997
2 Jack Clark 3.702 1975-1992
3 Don Mattingly 3.657 1982-1995
Top 3 2nd Basemen Player Name Rating Years Played
1 Lou Whitaker 3.619 1977-1995
2 Ryne Sandberg* 3.596 1981-1997
3 Willie Randolph 3.305 1975-1992
Top 3 3rd Basemen Player Name Rating Years Played
1 Mike Schmidt* 4.282 1972-1989
2 George Brett* 4.238 1973-1993
3 Ron Cey 3.493 1971-1987
Top 3 Shortstops Player Name Rating Years Played
1 Robin Yount* 3.808 1974-1993
2 Alan Trammell 3.520 1977-1996
3 Ozzie Smith* 3.337 1978-1996
Top 10 Outfielders Player Name Rating Years Played
1 Dave Winfield* 4.062 1973-1995
2 Jim Rice* 3.913 1974-1989
3 Andre Dawson* 3.871 1976-1996
4 Dwight Evans 3.810 1972-1991
5 Dave Parker 3.760 1973-1991
6 Dale Murphy 3.645 1976-1993
7 Fred Lynn 3.633 1974-1990
8 Kirby Puckett* 3.632 1984-1995
9 Kirk Gibson 3.485 1979-1995
10 Pedro Guerrero 3.472 1978-1992
Top 25 Players of ERA 6 Player Name Rating Years Played
1 Mike Schmidt* 4.282 1972-1989
2 George Brett* 4.238 1973-1993
3 Eddie Murray* 4.101 1977-1997
4 Dave Winfield* 4.062 1973-1995
5 Paul Molitor* 3.917 1978-1998
6 Jim Rice* 3.913 1974-1989
7 Andre Dawson* 3.871 1976-1996
8 Dwight Evans 3.810 1972-1991
9 Robin Yount* 3.808 1974-1993
10 Dave Parker 3.760 1973-1991
11 Jack Clark 3.702 1975-1992
12 Don Baylor 3.669 1970-1988
13 Don Mattingly 3.657 1982-1995
14 Dale Murphy 3.645 1976-1993
15 Kent Hrbek 3.641 1981-1994
16 Fred Lynn 3.633 1974-1990
17 Kirby Puckett* 3.632 1984-1995
18 Lou Whitaker 3.619 1977-1995
19 Ryne Sandberg* 3.596 1981-1997
20 Keith Hernandez 3.582 1974-1990
21 Cecil Cooper 3.549 1971-1987
22 Bill Buckner 3.538 1969-1990
23 Gary Carter* 3.529 1974-1992
24 Brian Downing 3.528 1973-1992
25 Greg Luzinski 3.524 1970-1984

Compare to other eras :

Dead Ball Era | Babe Ruth Era | Baseball During World War II | Baseball 1950s – mid 60s | Pitching Era | Last Clean Era | Steroid Era Pt. 1 | Steroid Era Pt. 2 | Baseball After Steroids

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