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    Re: Best Player never to get 2,000 hits

    Matt Williams
    Frank Howard
    Dick Allen

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    Re: Best Player never to get 2,000 hits

    The guy that charged Nolan Ryan had a fine career....but no one will remember him for anything else.

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    Re: Best Player never to get 2,000 hits

    Nomar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tornon View Post
    Nomar
    He was elite....but man he wreaks of roids.

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    Re: Best Player never to get 2,000 hits

    Johnny Baker was a pretty good player for 19 seasons. Has a World Series ring, a Gold Glove, was an All-Star, invented the high five, and not sure if anyone has heard this before, but he was on deck when Hank Aaron hit home run #714.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    Johnny Baker was a pretty good player for 19 seasons. Has a World Series ring, a Gold Glove, was an All-Star, invented the high five, and not sure if anyone has heard this before, but he was on deck when Hank Aaron hit home run #714.
    Actually Dick Sean gave the high five to Joe Goebbels ("How's my little Joe?") in the show "Springtime For Hitler" in "The Producers", 10 years before Baker gave it to Glenn Burke.

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    Jim Sundberg
    Bob Boone
    George Scott
    Bill White
    Wes Parker
    Bobby Richardson
    Bobby Grich
    Doug Rader
    Mark Belanger
    Paul Blair
    Garry Maddox
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    Frank McCormick
    Lou Boudreau
    Gil Hodges
    Rocky Colavito
    Tim Salmon
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Roger Maris

    2 MVP's, 1 GG

    Single-season Home-run leader still. Roids players do not count and are an embarrassment to baseball. McGwire should be banned from baseball.

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    Re: Best Player never to get 2,000 hits

    Roy Campanella

    3 MVP's

    That's my final answer.

    Only 1161 hits.

    Couldn't get to the Majors until he was 26 due to the race barrier.

    Career 57% Caught Stealing!!!!!!

    Though Greenberg could easily be first. Depends upon the weight given to the Catching position vs 1B/LF.
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    Josh Gibson
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Best Player never to get 2,000 hits

    Gotta be Shoeless Joe. Would have surpassed 2000 easily, and never really did anything wrong besides accepting the money to cheat, which he didn't.

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    Jackie Robinson was mentioned in the first post on this thread. I wonder if people realize how great a player Jackie was. Because of racial discrimination he did not make the majors until he was age 28 in 1947. He still put together eight terrific seasons before he finally began to fade in 1955-56. Had there been no color line (and no World War II), Jackie may have been in the majors nearly a decade earlier. His best years could have been before he was 28.
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    I learned this weekend that there is a 2500 hit club. The Rockies just created it. PT Barnum would be proud.
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