Turn Off Ads?
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 22 of 22

Thread: Players "Best if Used" By Dates

  1. #16
    Senor Votto Degenerate39's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    7,914

    Re: Players "Best if Used" By Dates

    Quote Originally Posted by CaiGuy View Post
    Rickey is a prime example of hanging on to long.

    Wasn't he playing for a minor league team a year or two ago?
    He was playing for the same team as Canseco

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #17
    ZCTRMTP!!!!!
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    10,795

    Re: Players "Best if Used" By Dates

    how about that 80-something guy that got an at-bat in the minors this year....???

  4. #18
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Lubbock, Texas
    Posts
    1,362

    Re: Players "Best if Used" By Dates

    Quote Originally Posted by Will M View Post
    Went out gracefully:

    Jim Rice and Dale Murphy had ~10 great years then lost it about age 33. Instead of hanging on to pad stats they retired gracefully.
    And because of this they don't have the magic numbers for the hall of fame.

    Paul Molitor and Dave Winfield had productive years on winning teams late in their careers then retired gracefully.



    Hung on too long:

    Wade Boggs hung on as a singles hitter to get his 3000th hit.

    I disagree about Murphy. After he went to the Phillies in 1990 it should have been obvious that he was through. He didn't retire until 1993. He was a great player for about five years but he did not sustain it. No Hall of Fame for him. He wasn't good enough for long enough. Jim Rice is an example of how stupid sportswriters are. If Orlando Cepeda and Tony Perez are in he should be too. His numbers compare favorably to both.

  5. #19
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    1,602

    Re: Players "Best if Used" By Dates

    Rickey is a prime example of hanging on too long.
    I don't see it that way at all. You're welcome to give Rickey all the crap you want for him being a selfish jerk and all that, but the guy was a ballplayer first and foremost, that's what he wanted to do. In an era when all that seems to motivate players is cash, Rickey wanted to play ball. He played ball till they told him he couldn't. In some strange way, I respect that.

  6. #20
    Member paulrichjr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Savannah, TN
    Posts
    2,879

    Re: Players "Best if Used" By Dates

    Julio Franco should have retired at 54 instead of hanging around to 61.
    Tim McCarver: Baseball Quotes
    I remember one time going out to the mound to talk with Bob Gibson. He told me to get back behind the batter, that the only thing I knew about pitching was that it was hard to hit.

  7. #21
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Lubbock, Texas
    Posts
    1,362

    Re: Players "Best if Used" By Dates

    Quote Originally Posted by paulrichjr View Post
    Julio Franco should have retired at 54 instead of hanging around to 61.
    I know you're making a joke but baseball-reference.com says he is 47. It also says he is Dominican. So he might actually be 61.

  8. #22
    Member LINEDRIVER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    1,975

    Re: Players "Best if Used" By Dates

    Reggie Jackson probably hung around a bit too long. In his 21st and final major league season in 1987, Jackson hit .220 and whiffed 87 times in 336 AB's for the Oakland A's.

    Harmon Killebrew led the AL in HR's six times from 1959-1969. He clobbered 393 HR's in the 1960's. After playing 21 seasons with the Washington Senators and the Minnesota Twins, he played a 22nd season with the Kansas City Royals in 1975. Killebrew hit just .199 in 312 AB's, primarily as a designated-hitter.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25