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Rick Ferrell

Rick Ferrell

Eligible in 1951.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 02, 2005 at 08:41 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 02, 2005 at 08:58 PM (#1305153)
A HoFer, he deserves the respect of our analysis.
   2. OCF Posted: May 02, 2005 at 11:23 PM (#1305424)
Ray Schalk, only a slightly better hitter? I can see putting him ahead of Schalk and Kling, but not ahead of Schang.

And then, from the "leftovers of the 19th century" file, there's McGuire. I have no idea how to make that comparison.
   3. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 03, 2005 at 12:53 AM (#1305768)
Ray Schalk, only a slightly better hitter? I can see putting him ahead of Schalk and Kling, but not ahead of Schang.

...or Bresnahan.
   4. Ardo Posted: May 03, 2005 at 03:35 AM (#1306408)
My usual timelining method would put Ferrell ahead of McGuire, but the much greater physical burden of catching in McGuire's day places him ahead of Ferrell.
   5. Carl G Posted: May 03, 2005 at 07:53 PM (#1307839)
If he's better than Ivan Rodriguez on defense, I'm not sure that would be enough to make me forget his hitting. I've got him 4th among catchers behind Schang, Bresnahan, and Mackey and he's a big step down from them. He is clearly a better hitter than Schalk though.

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