Most Active WAR for a Single Franchise Player

Caveats: Chipper Jones, Derek Jeter, Albert Pujols, Ichiro Suzuki and Mike Trout are considered Hall of Famers. Andruw Jones, Todd Helton, Chase Utley, David Wright, Dustin Pedroia, Joe Mauer, Joey Votto and Evan Longoria are not considered Hall of Famers. Trout is considered the WAR leader through 2017 but trails Pedroia by 0.1 the day of this post. Evan Longoria is included but has 49.6 WAR the day of this post.

Most position player WAR according to baseball-reference.com Play Index for an active player who has only played for one franchise up to that point in his career (reaching 50+ with one franchise):

1871–1875: Ross Barnes

1876–1877: Lew Brown

1878: Abner Dalrymple

1879: King Kelly

1880: John O’Rourke

1881–1882, 1884–1886: George Gore

1883: Fred Dunlap

1887–1889: Pete Browning

1890–1899: Bid McPhee (1898 Reds)

1900: Bobby Lowe

1901: Elmer Flick

1902–1907: Fred Tenney

1908–1910: Frank Chance

1911–1926: Ty Cobb (1912 Tigers), (Eddie Collins 1914 Athletics), (Tris Speaker 1915 Red Sox), (Rogers Hornsby 1922 Cardinals), (Zack Wheat 1924 Dodgers), (Max Carey 1925 Pirates), (George Sisler 1925 Orioles), (Harry Heilmann 1926 Tigers)

1927–1929: Harry Heilmann

1930: Sam Rice (1930 Twins)

1931–1939: Lou Gehrig (1931 Yankees), (Al Simmons 1932 Athletics), (Jimmie Foxx 1934 Athletics), (Bill Terry 1935 Giants), (Paul Waner 1935 Pirates), (Charlie Gehringer 1935 Tigers), (Mel Ott 1935 Giants), (Arky Vaughan 1939 Pirates), (Gabby Hartnett 1939 Cubs)

1940–1947: Mel Ott, (Bill Dickey 1942 Yankees), (Luke Appling 1943 White Sox), (Hank Greenberg 1946 Tigers), (Joe DiMaggio 1946 Yankees), (Ted Williams 1947 Red Sox)

1948–1949: Luke Appling, (Lou Boudreau 1948 Indians), (Stan Musial 1949 Cardinals)

1950–1952, 1957–1960: Ted Williams, (Bobby Doerr 1951 Red Sox), (Mickey Mantle 1957 Yankees), (Richie Ashburn 1957 Phillies), (Willie Mays 1958 Giants), (Yogi Berra 1958 Yankees), (Eddie Mathews 1959 Braves), (Ernie Banks 1960 Cubs)

1953–1956, 1961–1963: Stan Musial, (Pee Wee Reese 1953 Dodgers), (Jackie Robinson 1953 Dodgers), (Enos Slaughter 1953 Cardinals), (Duke Snider 1956 Dodgers), (Hank Aaron 1961 Braves), (Al Kaline 1963 Tigers), (Frank Robinson 1963 Reds)

1964–1971: Willie Mays, (Roberto Clemente 1966 Pirates), (Ron Santo 1968 Cubs), (Brooks Robinson 1968 Orioles), (Carl Yastrzemski 1969 Red Sox), (Harmon Killebrew 1970 Twins), (Willie McCovey 1970 Giants), (Billy Williams 1971 Cubs)

1972–1974: Hank Aaron

1975–1983: Carl Yastrzemski, (Johnny Bench 1976 Reds), (Rod Carew 1977 Twins), (Willie Stargell 1977 Pirates), (Mike Schmidt 1979 Phillies), (George Brett 1982 Royals)

1984–1989: Mike Schmidt, (Gary Carter 1984 Expos), (Robin Yount 1984 Brewers), (Eddie Murray 1987 Orioles). (Wade Boggs 1988 Red Sox), (Cal Ripken 1989 Orioles)

1990–1993: George Brett, (Paul Molitor 1991 Brewers), (Tony Gwynn 1993 Padres)

1994–2001: Cal Ripken, (Kirby Puckett 1995 Twins), (Barry Larkin 1996 Reds), (Ken Griffey 1997 Mariners), (Craig Biggio 1998 Astros), (Frank Thomas 1998 White Sox), (Jeff Bagwell 1999 Astros)

2002–2005: Jeff Bagwell, (Ivan Rodriguez 2002 Rangers), (Chipper Jones 2004 Braves)

2006: Craig Biggio, (Derek Jeter 2006 Yankees)

2007–2009, 2012: Chipper Jones, (Albert Pujols 2007 Cardinals), (Ichiro Suzuki 2009 Mariners)

2010–2011: Albert Pujols

2013–2014: Derek Jeter

2015: David Wright

2016: Dustin Pedroia

2017: Mike Trout (2017 Angels)

Same but excluding players in the Hall of Fame, 2nd place also listed if Pete Rose is leader:

1871–1875: Ross Barnes

1876–1877: Lew Brown

1878: Abner Dalrymple

1879–1880: John O’Rourke

1881–1882, 1884–1886: George Gore

1883: Fred Dunlap

1887–1889: Pete Browning

1890–1891: Tom Burns

1892–1899: Mike Tiernan

1900–1901: Bobby Lowe

1902–1907: Fred Tenney

1908–1909: Art Devlin

1910–1914: Sherry Magee

1915–1918: Donie Bush

1919: Art Fletcher

1920–1921: Clyde Milan

1922–1923: Bobby Veach

1924–1932: Joe Judge

1933: Max Bishop

1934–1936: Wally Berger

1937–1938: Ossie Bluege

1939–1942: Bob Johnson

1943–1947: Stan Hack (1946 Cubs)

1948–1949: Charlie Keller

1950: Tommy Henrich

1951: Tommy Holmes

1952–1953: Phil Cavarretta

1954–1955: Del Ennis

1956–1961: Gil Hodges

1962–1965: Ken Boyer (1963 Cardinals)

1966–1968: Vada Pinson

1969–1971: Jim Fregosi

1972: Willie Davis (1972 Dodgers)

1973: Pete Rose (1973 Reds) and Willie Davis tied

1974: Pete Rose, Tony Oliva

1975–1976: Pete Rose, Sal Bando (1976 Athletics)

1977–1978: Pete Rose, Roy White

1979: Roy White

1980–1981: Cesar Cedeno

1982: Ron Cey

1983–1990: Dwight Evans (1985 Red Sox), (Alan Trammell 1988 Tigers), (Lou Whitaker 1989 Tigers)

1991, 1996: Alan Trammell

1992, 1994–1995: Lou Whitaker, (Barry Bonds 1992 Pirates)

1993: Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker tied

1997–2004: Edgar Martinez (1999 Mariners), (Bernie Williams 2003 Yankees)

2005–2007: Andruw Jones (2005 Braves), (Todd Helton 2006 Rockies)

2008–2013: Todd Helton, (Chase Utley 2011 Phillies)

2014: Chase Utley

2015: David Wright (2015 Mets)

2016–2017: Dustin Pedroia (2016 Red Sox), (Joe Mauer 2016 Twins), (Joey Votto 2017 Reds), (Evan Longoria 2017 Rays)

50+ position player WAR to start career with one franchise pre-expansion all except Stan Hack in the Hall of Fame:

Athletics: Eddie Collins 1914, Al Simmons 1932, Jimmie Foxx 1934

Braves: Eddie Mathews 1959

Cardinals: Rogers Hornsby 1922, Stan Musial 1949, Enos Slaughter 1953

Cubs: Gabby Hartnett 1939, Stan Hack 1946, Ernie Banks 1960, (Cap Anson 1888 if you ignore 1871–1875)

Dodgers: Zack Wheat 1924, Pee Wee Reese 1953, Jackie Robinson 1953, Duke Snider 1956

Giants: Bill Terry 1935, Mel Ott 1935, Willie Mays 1958

Indians: Lou Boudreau 1948

Orioles: George Sisler 1925

Phillies: Richie Ashburn 1957

Pirates: Max Carey 1925, Paul Waner 1935, Arky Vaughan 1939

Red Sox: Tris Speaker 1915, Ted Williams 1947, Bobby Doerr 1951

Reds: Bid McPhee 1898

Tigers: Ty Cobb 1912, Harry Heilmann 1926, Charlie Gehringer 1935, Hank Greenberg 1946

Twins: Sam Rice 1930

White Sox: Luke Appling 1943

Yankees: Lou Gehrig 1931, Bill Dickey 1942, Joe DiMaggio 1946, Mickey Mantle 1957, Yogi Berra 1958

50+ position player WAR to start career with one franchise post-expansion (active 30+ WAR):

Angels: Mike Trout 2017

Astros: Craig Biggio 1998, Jeff Bagwell 1999

Athletics: Sal Bando 1976

Blue Jays: none, Carlos Delgado 36.7

Braves: Hank Aaron 1961, Chipper Jones 2004, Andruw Jones 2005

Brewers: Robin Yount 1984, Paul Molitor 1991, (Ryan Braun 44.6)

Cardinals: Ken Boyer 1963, Albert Pujols 2007, (Yadier Molina 34.1)

Cubs: Ron Santo 1968, Billy Williams 1971

Diamondbacks: none, Paul Goldschmidt 33.7

Dodgers: Willie Davis 1972

Giants: Willie McCovey 1970, (Buster Posey 36.8)

Indians: none, Jim Thome 47.4

Mariners: Ken Griffey 1997, Edgar Martinez 1999, Ichiro Suzuki 2009

Marlins: none, Giancarlo Stanton 31.0

Mets: David Wright 2015

Nationals: Gary Carter 1984, (Ryan Zimmerman 35.7)

Orioles: Brooks Robinson 1968, Eddie Murray 1987, Cal Ripken 1989

Padres: Tony Gwynn 1993

Phillies: Mike Schmidt 1979, Chase Utley 2011

Pirates: Roberto Clemente 1966, Willie Stargell 1977, Barry Bonds 1992, (Andrew McCutchen 39.2)

Rangers: Ivan Rodriguez 2002

Rays: none, Evan Longoria 49.6

Red Sox: Carl Yastrzemski 1969, Dwight Evans 1985, Wade Boggs 1988, Dustin Pedroia 2016

Reds: Frank Robinson 1963, Pete Rose 1973, Johnny Bench 1976, Barry Larkin 1996, Joey Votto 2017

Rockies: Todd Helton 2006

Royals: George Brett 1982, (Alex Gordon 33.1)

Tigers: Al Kaline 1963, Alan Trammell 1988, Lou Whitaker 1989

Twins: Harmon Killebrew 1970, Rod Carew 1977, Kirby Puckett 1995, Joe Mauer 2016

White Sox: Frank Thomas 1998

Yankees: Derek Jeter 2006, (Brett Gardner 33.0)

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