Quarantine Scoreboard Stumper: OBP Edition

It’s Friday, and to celebrate getting through another week of no baseball, we’re doing another round of the Quarantine Scoreboard Stumper!

Getting on base has always been important, but for many years, batting average was the first stat cited when analyzing a player’s offensive performance. We’ve learned the flaws of that approach over time, and the value of on-base percentage has gained more prominence since the turn of the century. Reds fans know all about that, as one of the most disciplined hitters in baseball history has played for their team for the last 13 seasons.

That leads us to your task for today: name that player — along with the Reds’ other leaders in OBP in every year since 1970.

Important note: Players must’ve been eligible for the batting title (at least 3.1 plate appearances for every team game) to qualify as an answer.

Just click the green “Play” button to start. You can type the player’s full name or their last name only. Let us know how you do in the comments!

Here are the other Quarantine Scoreboard Stumpers we’ve done so far if you need something to pass the time during self-isolation!

Exit Velocity Edition | Opening Day HR Edition | WAR Leaders by Year

[Photo Credit: Hayden Schiff]

Matt Wilkes got hooked on Reds baseball after attending his first game in Cinergy Field at 6 years old, and he hasn’t looked back. As a kid, he was often found imitating his favorite players — Ken Griffey Jr., Adam Dunn, Sean Casey, and Austin Kearns — in the backyard. When he finally went inside, he was leading the Reds to 162-0 seasons in MVP Baseball 2005 or keeping stats for whatever game was on TV. He started writing about baseball in 2014 and has become fascinated by analytics and all the new data in the game. Matt is also a graduate of The Ohio State University and currently lives in Columbus. Follow him on Twitter at @_MattWilkes.

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Steve Mancuso
6 months ago

Missed 1983, 1986, 1992, 1997. Was happy about getting 2006 and 1994.