The Pittsburgh Pirates have had many great hitters, including Honus Wagner, Kiki Cuyler, Ralph Kiner, Roberto Clemente and Willie Stargell. Which Pirate, however, with at least 100 at-bats against the Giants, has done the best batting against them since 1914? It’s Johnny Rizzo, a journeyman who in two years with the Pirates (1938-39) and 114 at-bats against the New York Giants, hit .360/.467/.570, for an OPS of 1.037, 41 points more than runner-up Richie Zisk. Rizzo also has the biggest gap between his OPS against the Giants and his OPS against the National League as a whole during those two years with the Pirates (.833).
Others on the list? Bill Madlock is #31. Freddy Sanchez is #18. Barry Bonds is #4, which makes him Mark Portugal before Mark Portugal.
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