From SABR member Adam Darowski at The Hall of Stats on June 17, 2013:
Babe Ruth’s Hall Rating of 400 is fun to look at. It basically means that he packed four Hall of Fame careers into one. So, at what point in his career did he actually become Hall-worthy?
We can answer this by seeing when he passed a Hall Rating of 100. He did that in 1920, his first season in New York. That was his age 25 season. Yikes.
In Albert Pujols’s younger days, people used to ask all the time, “if he got hurt today and could never play again, would he be a Hall of Famer?” According to the Hall of Stats, the answer to that question changed from “No” to “Yes” at the very end of 2006. He was 26.
Let’s look at the top 50 players by Hall Rating and see when they cleared the 100 mark.
Read the full article here: http://www.hallofstats.com/articles/when-did-they-become-hall-worthy
Originally published: June 17, 2013. Last Updated: June 17, 2013.