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Herb Crehan is in his 22nd season as a Contributing Writer and he has written more than 125 feature articles for RED SOX MAGAZINE. He has authored three books on the Red Sox, including The Impossible Dream 1967 Red Sox: Birth of Red Sox Nation, which was released in November 2016, and contributed to five others. He speaks frequently in the Boston area on Red Sox history. He is the publisher of this website, which is dedicated to the preservation of Boston baseball history. Comments and suggestions for future articles may be submitted at his website

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  1. Dan Merlin January 9, 2014 at 1:59 pm | | Reply

    It is good to see someone come up with a stat to credit a good base stealer. In today’s offensive hungry society, too many people over look the value a good base running team. MOPS adds a new dimention to capture some of that.

    Nice to see Jackson working those stats! I hope he remembers me when he becomes famous!! 🙂

  2. Lottie November 11, 2014 at 1:03 pm | | Reply

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  3. Lee September 27, 2018 at 3:08 am | | Reply

    I was at an Angel game tonight watching Trout and Otani and I was thinking about exactly what you have written. I have never seen anyone comment about what you call “MOPS” but am in total agreement with it. If a lumbering first baseman has the same OPS as Trout but Trout steals 24 of 26 bases it’s pretty clear who has more offensive value, all else being equal. MOPS evens out a HR hitter and a singles hitter who steals a lot of bases. Great article!

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