I don’t know why, but this is probably one of my favorite additions to the site in a while. These graphs show how players ranked in each statistical category. These stats are taken from each player’s 7 best seasons and their percentiles are averaged to give us the overall ranking.
Note that these stats are compared to contemporaries, so that is why Ty Cobb is in the 95th percentile in homeruns. Obviously, Cobb didn’t hit 40 HR’s a year, but he was better than 95% of his contemporaries in that category.
Take a look at Ichiro’s Career Batting Graph:
And for a pitching example, here is Carlos Marmol’s graph: