I'll be honest. I started out writing this post to say that comparing post season totals (home runs, RBI's) between Delmon Young and Hank Greenberg is preposterous.
So there is a great deal of luck in being on a winning team, and even getting the chance to be in the postseason.
For example, our hero Al Kaline only appeared in one World Series and one playoff. Total post-season production: three homers and nine RBI's. He had a great series in 1968, hitting .379 but his totals are less than either Greenberg or Young.
But when I got back to comparing the records of Greenberg and Young, Delmon's stats hold up.
Fact is, their opportunities post-season have been pretty similar, and fact is, Delmon has more cred!
Delmon played in 18 games for the last two years for the Tigers. (Let's ignore his post-season appearances with Minnesota.) He has racked up seven homers and 14 RBI's.
Greenberg played in 23 games in four World Series. (Once again, some luck in playing for a winner.) He "only" hit five HR's and 22 RBI's.
It's not always going to be fair to compare modern players' post-seasons with the old boys. Already this season we've had a record 36 post-season games, and there could be seven more. In olden times there we only seven post-season games* per year.
But in this case, Young has played in fewer games, and accomplished more. Tip of the cap to him.
(I thought you guys would appreciate a Maris-style asterisk to my records. From 1919-1923 the series was the best of nine!)