Pitching Era (Era-5)

ERA 5 The Pitching Era 1965 TO 1977
Average home runs per team per year in this era : 120.72
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The Pitching Era’s somewhat chilling effect on baseball in the 1960s and 70s

Baseball in the 1960s and 70s saw some new rules and teams
This era’s pitching dominance led to Major League Baseball lowering the mound from 15 inches to 10 inches in 1969. During these years, the league also expanded by 2 new teams as well as split into the American and National leagues with Divisional play.

Below are the greatest hitters from the Pitching Era
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 25 greatest hitters of Era 5.

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Top 3 Catchers Player Name Rating Years Played
1 Johnny Bench* 3.729 1967-1983
2 Ted Simmons 3.688 1948-1957
3 Carlton Fisk* 3.676 1949-1967
Top 3 1st Basemen Player Name Rating Years Played
1 Willie McCovey* 4.140 1959-1980
2 Tony Perez** 3.787 1964-1986
3 Richie Allen 3.753 1963-1977
Top 3 2nd Basemen Player Name Rating Years Played
1 Joe Morgan* 4.106 1963-1984
2 Rod Carew* 3.793 1967-1985
3 Bobby Grich 3.350 1970-1986
Top 3 3rd Basemen Player Name Rating Years Played
1 Ron Santo** 3.692 1960-1974
2 Darrell Evans 3.589 1969-1989
3 Graig Nettles 3.449 1967-1988
Top 3 Shortstops Player Name Rating Years Played
1 Dave Concepcion 3.251 1970-1988
2 Jim Fregosi 3.084 1961-1978
3 Bert Campaneris 3.059 1964-1983
Top 10 Outfielders Player Name Rating Years Played
1 Carl Yastrzemski* 4.154 1961-1983
2 Reggie Jackson* 4.114 1967-1987
3 Pete Rose 3.978 1963-1986
4 Billy Williams* 3.904 1959-1976
5 Willie Stargell* 3.864 1962-1982
6 Rusty Staub 3.747 1963-1985
7 Reggie Smith 3.686 1966-1982
8 Bobby Bonds 3.636 1968-1981
9 Lou Brock* 3.594 1961-1979
10 George Foster 3.592 1969-1986
Top 25 Players of ERA 5 Player Name Rating Years Played
1 Carl Yastrzemski* 4.154 1961-1983
2 Willie McCovey* 4.140 1959-1980
3 Reggie Jackson* 4.114 1967-1987
4 Joe Morgan* 4.106 1963-1984
5 Pete Rose 3.978 1963-1986
6 Billy Williams* 3.978 1959-1986
7 Willie Stargell* 3.864 1962-1982
8 Rod Carew * 3.793 1967-1985
9 Tony Perez** 3.787 1964-1986
10 Richie Allen 3.753 1963-1977
11 Rusty Staub 3.747 1963-1985
12 Johnny Bench* 3.729 1967-1983
13 Ron Santo** 3.692 1960-1974
14 Ted Simmons 3.688 1968-1988
15 Reggie Smith 3.686 1966-1982
16 Al Oliver 3.683 1968-1985
17 Carlton Fisk* 3.676 1969-1993
18 Bobby Bonds 3.636 1968-1981
19 Steve Garvey 3.614 1969-1987
20 Lou Brock* 3.614 1961-1979
21 George Foster 3.592 1969-1986
22 Ceasar Cedeno 3.592 1970-1986
23 Darrell Evans 3.589 1969-1989
24 Boog Powell 3.573 1961-1977
25 Bobby Murcer 3.551 1965-1983

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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