The ability to hit a round ball with a round bat is scientifically considered to be one of the hardest things to do in sports. The ability to do it with regularity and consistency is even harder.
If one were to actually read about the physics of hitting a baseball, you'd be likely to walk away with a headache.
This year, fans watched as two players not only pulled off the above feat with regularity, but they did so in historic fashion.
Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera has been practicing the art of hitting a baseball consistently ever since he debuted with the Florida Marlins in 2003. Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout has only been doing it at the major league level for just over a year, but he's already shown the ability to defy science.
With these examples in mind, we will take a look at the greatest single-season performance by a player in each MLB team's history.
For the purposes of this presentation, we will only discuss position players. We'll handle pitchers with another presentation somewhere down the line.