I have decided to run a regular feature this season each week in which we take a look at various stats using the wonderful tool provided (at minimal cost) by Baseball Reference. If you haven’t seen it yet, go check out Play Index and see all of the great tools it provides.
Today we take a look at the worst season offensively in Cub history by a player who played enough to qualify for the batting title. I’ve highlighted the top 25 results and pointed out two of the more recent examples for you to ponder. I ran the search using the criteria of OPS+ as the deciding factor. If you’re unfamiliar with that stat, it measures that an average player has an OPS+ of 100.
To view the entire list, head over to the results I searched for on Play Index