The guy that charged Nolan Ryan had a fine career....but no one will remember him for anything else.
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.
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
Big Klu (09-03-2013)
"Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard
"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."
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.
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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"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."
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.
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.
"Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."
I learned this weekend that there is a 2500 hit club. The Rockies just created it. PT Barnum would be proud.
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em
Tom Servo (09-03-2013)