MLB Baseball - Best Ever Seasons

Can you name the players who had the best seasons in history, as measured by Wins Above Replacement?
Live ball era only, 1920-present
Active players in bold
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WAR
Year
Team
Pos
Player
14.1
1923
NYY
OF
Babe Ruth
13.3
1985
NYM
P
Dwight Gooden
12.6
1920
CHC
P
Pete Alexander
12.5
1921
NYY
OF
Babe Ruth
12.5
1967
BOS
OF
Carl Yastrzemski
12.5
1972
PHI
P
Steve Carlton
12.4
1927
NYY
OF
Babe Ruth
12.1
1924
STL
2B
Rogers Hornsby
12.1
1997
TOR
P
Roger Clemens
12.0
1945
DET
P
Hal Newhouser
11.9
1968
STL
P
Bob Gibson
11.9
2001
SF
OF
Barry Bonds
11.8
1920
NYY
OF
Babe Ruth
11.8
1927
NYY
1B
Lou Gehrig
11.8
1971
CHC
P
Fergie Jenkins
11.8
2002
SF
OF
Barry Bonds
11.7
1924
NYY
OF
Babe Ruth
11.7
2000
BOS
P
Pedro Martinez
11.5
1926
NYY
OF
Babe Ruth
11.5
1991
BAL
SS
Cal Ripken
11.3
1956
NYY
OF
Mickey Mantle
11.3
1957
NYY
OF
Mickey Mantle
11.3
1969
STL
P
Bob Gibson
11.2
1965
SF
OF
Willie Mays
11.1
1948
STL
OF
Stan Musial
11.0
1921
CHW
P
Red Faber
11.0
1964
SF
OF
Willie Mays
WAR
Year
Team
Pos
Player
11.0
1971
CHW
P
Wilbur Wood
11.0
1972
CLE
P
Gaylord Perry
11.0
1973
NYM
P
Tom Seaver
11.0
1975
CIN
2B
Joe Morgan
10.9
1946
BOS
1B
Ted Williams
10.9
1971
NYM
P
Tom Seaver
10.9
2018
BOS
OF
Mookie Betts
10.8
1921
STL
2B
Rogers Hornsby
10.8
1944
DET
P
Dizzy Trout
10.7
1923
CIN
P
Dolf Luque
10.7
1936
BOS
P
Lefty Grove
10.6
1935
BOS
P
Wes Ferrell
10.6
1941
BOS
1B
Ted Williams
10.6
1942
BOS
1B
Ted Williams
10.6
1954
NYG
OF
Willie Mays
10.6
1963
SF
OF
Willie Mays
10.6
2004
SF
OF
Barry Bonds
10.5
1930
NYY
OF
Babe Ruth
10.5
1932
PHA
1B
Jimmie Foxx
10.5
1961
NYY
OF
Mickey Mantle
10.5
1962
SF
OF
Willie Mays
10.5
1965
SF
P
Juan Marichal
10.5
1968
BOS
OF
Carl Yastrzemski
10.5
1982
MIL
SS
Robin Yount
10.5
2002
ARI
P
Randy Johnson
10.5
2012
LAA
OF
Mike Trout
10.5
2016
LAA
OF
Mike Trout
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Ted Williams pitched more games (one) than he played at first base.