McGee would show improvement each season and in 1985 he would lead the National League in Hits (216) and won the Batting Title (.353). That season he took St. Louis to the World Series (though this time he lost) but his individual season was so good that he would win the Silver Slugger and the National League MVP. McGee remained a solid hitter for the Cardinals and even though he was traded to the Oakland A’s in late 1990 for their playoff run, he still did enough to win the Batting Title that year.
McGee would return to the Cardinals for the last stretch of his career (1996-99) in a reserve role.
The Outfielder would collect 1,683 Hits with a .294 Batting Average over his tenure in St. Louis.If McGee’s rank does seem a little low he is penalized for having a low On Base Percentage (.329) and hid defense despite winning three Gold Gloves (honestly three too many) was barely average.