Stats: .297/.396/.637. 50 HRs, 117 runs, 110 RBIs. 6.9 WAR, 7.3 oWAR, .431 wOBA. Skinny: Anderson's career year is often brushed aside because of the video-game stats that players in the mid-1990s and early 2000s produced and the fact that he never came close to duplicating his power numbers after that. But this is the gold standard for stuffing a season stat sheet. He also hit 37 doubles, five triples and stole 21 bases. Only three other players in baseball history have had at least 50 homers and 20 stolen bases in one season (Willie Mays, Alex Rodriguez and Ken Griffey Jr.). Most impressive, Anderson did it all while missing 13 games, several because of appendicitis.
Gene Sweeney Jr., Baltimore Sun