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Sunday, April 02, 2006

Larry Jackson

Eligible in 1974.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 02, 2006 at 11:31 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: April 02, 2006 at 11:44 PM (#1931085)
Might have had a real case for the HoM if he hadn't become a sports writer or had entered politics. Consistently good pitcher.
   2. Ardo Posted: April 03, 2006 at 02:09 AM (#1931666)
3263 IP at 113 ERA+, no outstanding peak... Pierce, Drysdale, and Bunning have better HoM resumes. Another Hall of Very Good member.
   3. DavidFoss Posted: April 03, 2006 at 03:00 AM (#1931756)
Why did he retire?
   4. DavidFoss Posted: April 03, 2006 at 03:24 AM (#1931802)
Why did he retire?

He was drafted by the Expos in the expansion draft. I guess things didn't pan out after that (didn't make the team? or chose to retire instead of go to montreal?).
   5. DavidFoss Posted: April 03, 2006 at 03:28 AM (#1931806)
April 21, 1966: Jackson & Buhl for Adolpho Philips and Fergie Jenkins

Almost makes up for the Broglio trade. Jackson and Buhl were big name pitchers but they were just about done at that point.
   6. KJOK Posted: April 04, 2006 at 09:11 PM (#1937613)
I have him VERY close to Bucky Walters in pitching, althought slightly below, but he doesn't have the batting like Bucky does to get close to ballot-worthy.
   7. KJOK Posted: April 04, 2006 at 09:14 PM (#1937618)
and he's just above Mel Harder....
   8. OCF Posted: May 18, 2006 at 03:19 AM (#2025396)
Here's my RA+ PythPat log of his career:

1955: 10-10
1956: 4-5
1957: 14-9
1958: 12-10
1959: 18-11
1960: 18-14
1961: 14-10
1962: 16-12
1963: 18-13
1964: 20-13
1965: 14-15
1966: 15-13
1967: 14-13

Total: 200-162 (better than his actual record)

That's a nice top year in 1964 but not enough around it to make him a peak candidate. That's a really solid career, but not a particularly long one, and he hadn't yet lost it when he retired.

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