No one dominated opposition like Giants' Bonds, A's McGwire

No one dominated opposition like Giants' Bonds, A's McGwire
May 28, 2014, 1:00 pm
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No one hit the Giants like Mark McGwire, and no one hit the A's like Barry Bonds. (USATSI)

A list of the best all-time hitter against each MLB team was revealed in a recent SportsonEarth.com study, and it's a pair of Bay Area sluggers who have 'ownage' over more franchises than anyone in the history of baseball.

Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire each boast the best OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging percentage) against four different MLB teams, better than Babe Ruth, whose dominance over three teams ranks him third.

No one hit the Reds, Marlins, Brewers or A's better than Bonds. And no one hit the Cubs, Rockies, Padres or Giants better than McGwire.

It's particularly interesting that Bonds was the best against the A's and that McGwire was the best against the Giants.

In 52 career games against the A's, Bonds hit .329 with a .523 on-base percentage and a .735 slugging percentage (1.258 OPS), totaling 18 home runs, 33 RBI and 38 runs.

In 37 career games against the Giants, McGwire hit .283 with a .482 on-base percentage and a .717 slugging percentage (1.199 OPS), totaling 16 home runs, 21 RBI and 26 runs.

The other notable Bay Area player to make the list is Jermaine Dye, who played four seasons with the A's and hit the Pirates better than anyone. His 1.232 OPS narrowly tops Bonds' 1.127 mark.