WAR Totals 1970-2013

This table provides WAR Totals for the years 1970-2013 as a reference to show WAR in an historical context and to discern constants that can be used for further analysis. The below numbers represent MLB league totals. From a quick glance it seems that WAR maintains certain ratios as constants from year to year.

Year BAT % PITCH % #Teams BAT/Team PITCH/Team
1970 472.7 0.59 328.0 0.41 24 19.7 13.7
1971 471.7 0.59 327.7 0.41 24 19.7 13.7
1972 452.5 0.59 313.8 0.41 24 18.9 13.1
1973 476.1 0.59 328.1 0.41 24 19.8 13.7
1974 476.5 0.59 328.1 0.41 24 19.9 13.7
1975 475.7 0.59 327.6 0.41 24 19.8 13.7
1976 476.1 0.59 327.5 0.41 24 19.8 13.6
1977 517.0 0.59 355.5 0.41 26 19.9 13.7
1978 517.2 0.59 355.4 0.41 26 19.9 13.7
1979 516.9 0.59 354.9 0.41 26 19.9 13.6
1980 516.0 0.59 354.9 0.41 26 19.8 13.6
1981 342.7 0.59 234.6 0.41 26 13.2 9.0
1982 518.5 0.59 355.5 0.41 26 19.9 13.7
1983 517.9 0.59 355.3 0.41 26 19.9 13.7
1984 518.5 0.59 355.3 0.41 26 19.9 13.7
1985 519.1 0.59 355.5 0.41 26 20.0 13.7
1986 518.7 0.59 355.4 0.41 26 20.0 13.7
1987 518.9 0.59 355.3 0.41 26 20.0 13.7
1988 515.7 0.59 353.7 0.41 26 19.8 13.6
1989 518.2 0.59 355.5 0.41 26 19.9 13.7
1990 520.2 0.59 355.4 0.41 26 20.0 13.7
1991 518.7 0.59 355.5 0.41 26 20.0 13.7
1992 518.9 0.59 355.4 0.41 26 20.0 13.7
1993 558.4 0.59 382.7 0.41 28 19.9 13.7
1994 395.5 0.59 271.1 0.41 28 14.1 9.7
1995 495.7 0.59 340.1 0.41 28 17.7 12.1
1996 554.4 0.59 382.7 0.41 28 19.8 13.7
1997 556.9 0.59 382.7 0.41 28 19.9 13.7
1998 596.2 0.59 410.1 0.41 30 19.9 13.7
1999 595.9 0.59 410.2 0.41 30 19.9 13.7
2000 595.3 0.59 410.3 0.41 30 19.8 13.7
2001 597.5 0.59 410.1 0.41 30 19.9 13.7
2002 598.0 0.59 410.1 0.41 30 19.9 13.7
2003 597.5 0.59 410.1 0.41 30 19.9 13.7
2004 597.1 0.59 410.2 0.41 30 19.9 13.7
2005 597.6 0.59 410.1 0.41 30 19.9 13.7
2006 597.7 0.59 410.0 0.41 30 19.9 13.7
2007 598.2 0.59 410.1 0.41 30 19.9 13.7
2008 597.5 0.59 409.9 0.41 30 19.9 13.7
2009 597.8 0.59 410.1 0.41 30 19.9 13.7
2010 597.9 0.59 410.0 0.41 30 19.9 13.7
2011 599.3 0.59 410.0 0.41 30 20.0 13.7
2012 598.7 0.59 409.9 0.41 30 20.0 13.7
2013 598.6 0.59 410.3 0.41 30 20.0 13.7