Epic single-season performances dot the history of baseball and are etched in the memories of fans. There is one more performance that can soon be added to those memory banks.
Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout will have his name remembered alongside the greats of baseball for his phenomenal rookie season. In fact, not only has no rookie ever come close to what Trout has achieved this year, few players in history have ever come close, either.
Trout's Wins Above Replacement (WAR) is currently 10.7. That puts him in rarified air among non-pitchers.
Just how does it compare with some of the greatest single-seasons in baseball history?
Let's take a look.
Note: All statistics courtesy of baseball-reference.com.