25 Pre-Integration Sports Records and Achievements That Are Overrated

20. .482 Career On Base Percentage

Team/Player: Ted Williams
Date: 1939-1960

Williams' outstanding career was one full of remarkable achievements at the plate, as he set the standard for all future players as (arguably) the greatest hitter who ever lived. While there's no denying the skill and effort that went into these accomplishments, the one thing Williams couldn't control was his opponents. Often made up of slightly inferior pitchers, his slow-to-integrate adversaries provided little resistance in Williams being able to get on base in nearly 50% of his at-bats. Had the competition on the mound been a bit stiffer, Teddy Ballgame would not have been able to boast such a gaudy OBP.

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