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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Cap Anson

Eligible in 1903.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 15, 2007 at 02:38 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 15, 2007 at 02:45 PM (#2298211)
Anson was discussed here in these threads:

1903 Ballot Discussion

First Basemen Positional Thread

If you know of any others, please let me know.
   2. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: February 15, 2007 at 03:11 PM (#2298222)
Best Cubs first baseman of all time?
   3. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 15, 2007 at 03:13 PM (#2298223)
Best Cubs first baseman of all time?

Combined peak and career? Definitely.
   4. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: February 15, 2007 at 03:21 PM (#2298231)
I think you could make a case for Ernie Banks. He played more game for the Cubs than Anson, and didn't pad his career stats in the late 1870s NA.
   5. Van Lingle Mungo Jerry Posted: February 15, 2007 at 04:18 PM (#2298279)
Best Cubs first baseman of all time?

I dunno. Did he ever lead the league in hits for a decade?
   6. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 15, 2007 at 04:41 PM (#2298306)
What is the deal with those old threads? Not only has much of the information vanished from everyone's posts (which I've noticed before), but people seem to be responding to posts and posters that aren't even there. Why have entire posts disappeared? That 1903 thread is practically unreadable.

They got chewed up with one the BBTF changeovers. Some of them may still be correctable, as we had some of the threads saved or archived. Need to work on it when I get some spare time.
   7. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: February 15, 2007 at 04:44 PM (#2298308)
I think you could make a case for Ernie Banks. He played more game for the Cubs than Anson, and didn't pad his career stats in the late 1870s NA.

Except Banks' greatness lies with his shortstop years, not his first base ones.

I had a similar conversation with (I believe) cardsfanboy just recently.

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