Re: Cleaning Up Cooperstown
Originally Posted by MikeThierry
Bobby Grich is a perfect example of a guy who was off the ballot either the first or second year because of the minimum threshold rule. If you look at his numbers, he compares favorably with a lot of 2B considered to be the best of the best. He was brilliant at defense at 2B and so often that is overlooked in this discussion unless a player changes the game with his defense like Ozzie Smith, Roberto Clemente, or Brooks Robinson.
Bill Mazerowski is in the HOF but Bobby Grich can't get past the second ballot.
Lotsa stupidity right there.
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