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30. Bret Saberhagen

A two time Cy Young Award winner with the Kansas City Royals, Bret Saberhagen still was a good Pitcher when he was traded to the Mets.  In the strike shortened season of 1994, Saberhagen would finish third in Cy Young voting and led the NL in BB/9 and SO/BB with numbers that were far better than his Cy Young winning seasons in KC.

2. Bret Saberhagen

Bret Saberhagen played the first eight of his seasons in the Majors with the Kansas City Royals and there was a definite pattern to his annual performances:  If the season was an even number Saberhagen likely had a subpar campaign.  If it was an odd number, it was a good some cases it was very good! 

Our Top 50 Kansas City Royals are now up

Yes, this is taking a while!

As many of you know, we here at are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team. We have a new one to unveil today, that of the Kansas City Royals, two time World Series Champions.

As for all of our top 50 players in basketball we look at the following:

  1. Advanced Statistics.
  1. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League.
  1. Playoff accomplishments.
  1. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.

Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories.

This list is updated up until the end of the 2016-17 Season.

The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article. They are:

  1. George Brett
  1. Bret Saberhagen
  1. Kevin Appier
  1. Willie Wilson
  1. Amos Otis

We will continue our adjustments on our existing lists and will continue developing our new lists.

As always we thank you for your support.

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67. Bret Saberhagen

Baseball Players are notorious for being superstitious.  We really don’t know if Bret Saberhagen consulted the Psychic Friends Network, but it always seemed curious that he performed significantly better in years that ended in odd numbers than he did in even ones.

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