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Mattingly V. Henderson: Is the Table-Setter or the RBI Man More Valuable?

isn't mentioned much because the New York Yankees didn't make the playoff series, but the 1985 season produced an unanswerable question. So has almost every season in baseball history.

Which type of player has greater value to his team—the one who gets on base and sets the table to start a rally or the player who drives in the table-setter?

The 1985 Yankees finished two games behind the Toronto Blue Jays. They won 97 games, which was six games more than the Western Division Kansas Royals won.

Don Mattingly had a tremendous season. He hit .324/.371/.567 with 35 home runs and 145 RBIs. 

Rickey Henderson had a tremendous season. He hit .314/.419/.516 with 99 walks and 146 runs scored. Henderson stole 80 bases and ...

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