San Francisco Giants: Top 10 Left Fielders in Team History
By Michael Saltzman
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5. Jim O’Rourke (1885-1904)
Wins Above Replacement: 18.0
O’Rourke played eight seasons with the Giants. The Hall of Famer played 23 seasons in the big leagues, but the majority of his career was played in New York. 1885 was O’Rourke’s most valuable year according to WAR as he earned a 4 Win season with a slashline of .300/.354/.442 for an OPS of .796. He also had a great statistical season in 1889, slashing .321/.372/.438 for an OPS of .810.
Overall, he played 807 career games in left field in New York and had a career slashline with the Giants of .299/.350/.408 for an OPS of .758.