He did not play nearly so well when this rule was removed, although injuries may have been mostly to blame, as his fielding statistics similarly declined. If Dunlap's and Barnes' seasons were to be eliminated from the list, two other Ruth seasons (1926 and 1927) would be on the list.

Since 1935, the highest single-season OPS for a right-hander is 1.2224 by Mark McGwire in , which was 16th all-time. ==Adjusted OPS (OPS+)== OPS+, adjusted OPS, is a closely related statistic.

As a result, the 4 counts (AB + BB + SF +HBP) are needed to calculate a batter's total trips to the plate. and SLG = \frac{TB} {AB} where: H = hits BB = bases on balls HBP = times [by pitch] AB = at bats SF = sacrifice flies TB = total bases In one equation, OPS can be represented as: OPS = \frac{AB*(H+BB+HBP)+TB*(AB+BB+SF+HBP)}{AB*(AB+BB+SF+HBP)} ==History== On-base plus slugging was first popularized in 1984 by John Thorn and Pete Palmer's book, The Hidden Game of Baseball.

The popularity of OPS gradually spread, and by 2004 it began appearing on Topps baseball cards. OPS was formerly sometimes known as production.

As a point of reference, the OPS for all of Major League Baseball in 2019 was .758. ==See also== Sabermetrics Gross production average ==Notes== ==References== Batting statistics

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