Sports Quiz / MLB Leaders: Top 10 in Situational WAR (1980s)

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Can you name the top 10 players in the AL and NL in Situational Wins Above Replacement during the 1980s? (see note)

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DESCRIPTION: The quiz is inspired by Bill James' recent essay criticizing WAR for its failure to consider situational value: https://www.billjamesonline.com/judge_and_altuve/ QUIZ GUIDE: (1) Starting and relief pitchers are included. (2) Situational Wins Above Replacement (sWAR) is just a quick-and-dirty way of incorporating clutch performance into WAR. (3) sWAR takes a player's actual WAR and adds the difference between their Win Probability Added (WPA) and Run Expectancy Wins (REW). (4) Logic of sWAR: REW evaluates each plate appearance according to the inning-level game situation: the location of baserunners and number of outs. WPA looks at how each PA affects the outcome of the game. A positive difference between WPA and REW indicates a player who performs better than expected in clutch, late-inning situations. sWAR assigns this as extra credit to a player's context-neutral WAR value. (5) First comment details starter and reliever adjustments. (6) 1981 prorated to full season.
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1989 American League
9.8/KCR 
8.0/
NYY-OAK
 
6.9/BAL 
6.6/KCR 
6.5/TOR 
6.3/CAL 
6.1/OAK 
6.0/BOS 
6.0/MIN 
5.9/MIL 
5.9/TEX 
5.9/DET 
1988 American League
8.5/DET 
8.5/MIN 
8.3/NYY 
7.9/MIL 
7.7/OAK 
7.4/BOS 
7.2/BOS 
6.9/BOS 
6.6/KCR 
6.2/CLE 
1989 National League
9.4/SFG 
8.9/ATL 
7.6/SFG 
7.5/STL 
6.8/SDP 
6.6/PIT 
6.6/SDP 
6.4/SDP 
5.9/LAD 
5.9/NYM 
1988 National League
9.5/LAD 
8.3/CHC 
7.8/LAD 
7.4/MON 
7.3/SFG 
7.0/CIN 
7.0/STL 
6.7/NYM 
6.6/PIT 
6.4/CIN 
1987 American League
9.1/BOS 
8.3/MIN 
8.2/MIL 
7.6/DET 
7.4/BOS 
6.8/KCR 
6.6/SEA 
6.0/KCR 
5.9/CAL 
5.8/TOR 
1986 American League
9.5/MIL 
8.8/BOS 
8.8/BOS 
7.6/TOR 
7.4/BAL 
7.2/NYY 
7.1/NYY 
6.3/CLE 
6.0/TOR 
6.0/DET 
1987 National League
8.4/SDP 
8.0/CIN 
7.4/LAD 
7.1/CHC 
7.0/LAD 
7.0/MON 
6.6/MON 
6.5/ATL 
6.4/HOU 
6.2/PIT 
1986 National League
8.5/HOU 
7.1/PIT 
6.8/LAD 
6.1/HOU 
6.1/SDP 
6.1/MON 
6.0/PHI 
5.9/NYM 
5.5/NYM 
5.3/CIN 
1985 American League
9.4/NYY 
8.2/BOS 
8.1/KCR 
7.8/KCR 
7.2/SEA 
7.1/BAL 
6.2/TOR 
6.2/KCR 
6.1/
CLE-MIN
 
6.0/SEA 
1984 American League
9.4/BAL 
9.2/DET 
8.2/BAL 
7.4/TOR 
6.7/CLE 
6.7/DET 
6.5/BOS 
6.4/SEA 
6.4/NYY 
6.3/TEX 
6.3/TEX 
1985 National League
13.4/NYM 
8.6/LAD 
8.5/STL 
8.0/STL 
8.0/MON 
7.8/CHC 
6.6/NYM 
6.6/STL 
6.3/LAD 
5.9/LAD 
1984 National League
8.8/CHC 
8.0/SDP 
7.2/MON 
7.1/NYM 
7.1/PHI 
7.0/MON 
6.4/NYM 
6.2/ATL 
6.0/ATL 
6.0/SDP 
6.0/CIN 
1983 American League
8.8/BOS 
7.5/OAK 
7.5/BAL 
7.4/TOR 
7.3/DET 
6.8/MIL 
6.6/BOS 
6.5/DET 
6.3/TOR 
6.1/BAL 
1982 American League
8.6/MIL 
7.6/TOR 
7.4/OAK 
7.3/CLE 
6.8/SEA 
6.5/CAL 
6.5/MIL 
6.4/BAL 
6.3/TEX 
6.1/DET 
1983 National League
8.0/PHI 
7.6/ATL 
7.6/CIN 
7.5/HOU 
6.3/MON 
6.1/MON 
5.6/MON 
5.5/PHI 
5.4/PIT 
5.3/STL 
1982 National League
8.5/PHI 
8.2/MON 
8.1/PHI 
8.1/CIN 
7.9/MON 
7.2/MON 
6.8/SFG 
6.8/HOU 
6.7/ATL 
6.7/LAD 
1981 American League
12.5/BOS 
10.0/OAK 
8.9/OAK 
8.9/TOR 
8.6/MIL 
8.5/TEX 
8.3/CLE 
7.6/OAK 
7.1/CAL 
6.8/KCR 
6.8/KCR 
1980 American League
8.1/KCR 
8.0/MIN 
8.0/OAK 
7.7/KCR 
7.5/CHW 
7.1/OAK 
7.1/OAK 
6.6/NYY 
6.5/MIL 
6.1/TOR 
1981 National League
12.6/PHI 
11.9/MON 
9.1/LAD 
8.6/PHI 
7.4/HOU 
6.9/CIN 
6.9/CIN 
6.5/LAD 
6.3/CIN 
6.2/HOU 
1980 National League
10.6/PHI 
9.5/PHI 
7.6/MON 
6.6/ATL 
6.0/HOU 
5.8/LAD 
5.8/LAD 
5.8/LAD 
5.7/MON 
5.6/SFG 
5.6/HOU 
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