15 All-Time Greatest Offensive Seasons by a Pitcher

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15 All-Time Greatest Offensive Seasons by a Pitcher
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A hit by the pitcher is a blow for the common man—a confirmation that, if given enough opportunities, even the ungainliest of athletes can run his bat into a major league fastball.

It’s a novelty even the opposition can usually appreciate.

Emphasis on usually.

With the pitchers on the following list, the quaint logic of luck rarely applied. These guys could rake, and their line drives rarely met with a sigh and chuckle from their opponents.

These hurlers posted season numbers worthy of everyday All-Stars, and in this list their esteemed batsmanship gets a literary round of applause.

Call it a long, slow clap for the masters of both mound and plate..

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