Darrell Evans

Darrell Evans
Birthdate 05/26/1947
Death Date
Debut Year 1969
Year of Induction
Teams Braves, Giants, Tigers
Positions Designated Hitter, First Base, Third Base

SABRmetric star Bill James described Darrell Evans as “the most underrated player in baseball history, absolutely number one on the list”.

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As of 2021, Darrell Evans ranks 12 on the all time walks list

As of 2021, Darrell Evans ranks 12 on the all time walks list

Darrell Evans would certainly get more love if he played in today’s SABR-minded environment. He drew over 100 walks in five seasons with a career high of 126 in 1974. As of the start of the 2021 season Evans ranked 12th on the all-time career walk list ahead of hitters like Pete Rose, Willie M
Evans hit 414 homers and finished with a .361 on-base percentage

Evans hit 414 homers and finished with a .361 on-base percentage

The Major League Baseball Players Association sent out questionnaires like this one to its players to determine what endorsements each man had. Today’s players compliment their baseball salary with off field endorsement. That wasn’t always the case. This document filled out by Darrell Ev
Evans' finest season came in 1973 with a 9.0 WAR

Evans' finest season came in 1973 with a 9.0 WAR

Darrell Evans’ career year came in 1973. Among major league position players, only Joe Morgan had a higher WAR. Evans led the league in walks and placed third in homers, total bases, and RBI. Teammates Davey Johnson and Hank Aaron hit 43 and 40 homers respectively. Evans hit 41 bombs as the

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