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— A Look at Baseball's All-Time Best

Monday, August 02, 2004

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The current roster (246 total) includes (in alphabetical order for each position):

Pitchers (66): Pete Alexander+, Kevin Brown+, Bert Blyleven+, Mordecai Brown, Ray Brown+, Jim Bunning+, Steve Carlton+, Bob Caruthers, John Clarkson+, Roger Clemens+**, Stan Coveleski, David Cone, Martín Dihigo+, Don Drysdale+, Dennis Eckersley+, Red Faber+, Bob Feller+, Wes Ferrell, Rollie Fingers, Whitey Ford+, Rube Foster, Willie Foster, Pud Galvin, Bob Gibson+, Rich Gossage+, Clark Griffith, Lefty Grove+*, Carl Hubbell+, Walter Johnson+*, Fergie Jenkins, Tim Keefe, Sandy Koufax+, Bob Lemon, Ted Lyons, Juan Marichal+, Christy Mathewson+**, Joe McGinnity, José Méndez, Hal Newhouser+, Kid Nichols+, Phil Niekro, Satchel Paige+, Jim Palmer+, Gaylord Perry+, Billy Pierce, Eddie Plank, Charley Radbourn, Rick Reuschel, Eppa Rixey, Robin Roberts+, Bullet Rogan+, Red Ruffing, Amos Rusie+, Nolan Ryan, Bret Saberhagen, Tom Seaver+**, Warren Spahn+, Al Spalding, Dave Stieb, Don Sutton+, Dazzy Vance, Rube Waddell, Ed Walsh+, Hoyt Wilhelm+, Smokey Joe Williams, Early Wynn and Cy Young+*.

Catchers (20): Johnny Bench+, Charlie Bennett, Yogi Berra+, Roger Bresnahan, Roy Campanella+, Gary Carter+, Mickey Cochrane+, Bill Dickey, Buck Ewing+, Carlton Fisk+, Bill Freehan, Josh Gibson+, Gabby Hartnett+, Biz Mackey, Cal McVey, Mike Piazza+, Louis Santop+, Ted Simmons+, Joe TorreQuincy Trouppe and Deacon White+.

First Basemen (21): Cap Anson+, Jeff Bagwell+, Jake Beckley, Dan Brouthers+**, Will Clark+, Roger Connor+, Jimmie Foxx+, Lou Gehrig+*, Hank Greenberg+, Keith Hernandez+, Harmon Killebrew+, Buck Leonard+, Willie McCovey+, Mark McGwire+, Johnny Mize+, Eddie Murray+, Rafael Palmeiro, George Sisler, Joe Start, Mule Suttles, and Bill Terry+.

Second Basemen (22): Roberto Alomar+, Ross Barnes+, Craig Biggio+, Rod Carew+, Cupid Childs, Eddie Collins, Bobby Doerr, Nellie Fox, Frankie Frisch, Charlie Gehringer+, Joe Gordon, Frank Grant, Bobby Grich+, Billy Herman, Rogers Hornsby+**, Nap Lajoie+, Bid McPhee, Joe Morgan+, Willie Randolph, Hardy Richardson, Jackie Robinson+Ryne Sandberg+, and Lou Whitaker+.

Third Basemen (19): Dick Allen+, Frank Baker+, John Beckwith, Wade Boggs+*, George Brett+**, Ken BoyerJimmy Collins, Darrell Evans+, Heinie Groh, Stan Hack, Eddie Mathews+, John McGraw, Paul Molitor+, Graig Nettles, Brooks Robinson, Ron Santo+, Mike Schmidt+*, Ezra Sutton, and Jud Wilson.

Shortstops (26): Luke Appling+, Ernie Banks+, Lou Boudreau, Joe Cronin, Bill Dahlen+, George Davis+, Jack Glasscock, Hughie Jennings, Home Run Johnson, Barry Larkin+, John Henry Lloyd, Dick Lundy, Dobie Moore, Dickey Pearce, Pee Wee Reese+, Cal Ripken, Jr.+**, Joe Sewell, Ozzie Smith+, Alan Trammell+, Arky Vaughan+, Honus Wagner+*, Bobby Wallace, John Ward+, Willie Wells, George Wright and Robin Yount+.

Left Fielders (23): Jesse Burkett, Barry Bonds+*, Fred Clarke+, Ed Delahanty+, Goose Goslin, Rickey Henderson+*, Monte Irvin, Charley Jones, Charlie Keller, Joe Kelley, Ralph Kiner, Sherry Magee, Joe Medwick, Minnie Minoso, Stan Musial+*, Tim Raines+, Jimmy Sheckard, Al Simmons+, Willie Stargell+, Harry Stovey, Zack Wheat+, Billy Williams, Ted Williams+*, and Carl Yastrzemski+.

Center Fielders (26): Richie Ashburn+, Earl Averill, Cool Papa Bell, Willard BrownPete Browning, Max Carey, Oscar Charleston+, Ty Cobb+, Andre Dawson, Joe DiMaggio+*, Larry Doby+, George Gore+, Billy Hamilton+Pete Hill+, Paul Hines+ , Mickey Mantle+*, Willie Mays+*, Alejandro Oms, Jim O’Rourke+, Lip Pike, Edd Roush, Duke Snider+, Tris Speaker+, Turkey Stearnes+, Cristóbal Torriente and Jimmy Wynn.

Right Fielders (22): Hank Aaron+*, Roberto Clemente+, Sam Crawford**, Dwight Evans+, Elmer Flick, Tony Gwynn+, Harry Heilmann, Joe Jackson, Reggie Jackson+, Al Kaline+, Willie Keeler, King Kelly+, Mel Ott+, Frank Robinson+**, Pete Rose, Babe Ruth+*, Enos Slaughter+, Reggie Smith, Sam Thompson, Larry Walker+, Paul Waner+ and Dave Winfield+.

Designated Hitters (1): Edgar Martinez+

+ first-year candidate honorees (140)

* unanimously first on each voter’s ballot (16)

** placed in “elect me” ballot positions on each voter’s ballot, but not unanimously in first (9)

2012 Franchise Cap Standings
1.   Giants - 19 (Bonds, Bresnahan, WClark, Connor, GDavis, DaEvans, Ewing, Hubbell, Keefe,
     Marichal, Mathewson, WMays, McCovey, McGinnity, Ott, GPerry, Rusie, Terry, Ward)
2.   Cubs - 17 (Anson, Banks, TFBrown, Clarkson, Dahlen, Gore, Griffith, Hack, Hartnett,
     BiHerman, Jenkins, KKelly, Reuschel, Sandberg, Santo, Sheckard, BiWilliams)
3T.  Braves - 13 (Aaron, Barnes, Mathews, McVey, Nichols, PNiekro, O'Rourke, Spahn,
     Spalding, ESutton, Torre, DWhite, GWright)
3T.  Indians - 13 (Averill, Boudreau, Coveleski, Doby, Feller, WFerrell, Flick, JJackson,
     Lajoie, Lemon, JSewell, Speaker, EWynn)
3T.  Yankees - 13 (Berra, Dickey, Dimaggio, WFord, Gehrig, Gordon, Gossage, Keller,
     Mantle, Nettles, Randolph, Ruffing, Ruth)
6T.  Cardinals - 12 (KBoyer, Caruthers, Frisch, BGibson, KHernandez, Hornsby, Medwick,
     Mize, Musial, TSimmons, Slaughter, OSmith)
6T.  Athletics - 12 (FBaker, Cochrane, Eckersley, Fingers, Foxx, Grove, Henderson, McGwire, Plank,
     ReJackson, ASimmons, Waddell)
8.   Tigers - 11 (Bunning, Cobb, Crawford, Freehan, Gehringer, Greenberg, Heilmann, Kaline,
     Newhouser, Trammell, Whitaker)
9T.  Phillies - 10 (Alexander, DAllen, Ashburn, Carlton, Delahanty, Hamilton, Magee, RRoberts,
     Schmidt, Thompson)
9T.  Reds - 10 (Bench, CJones, Groh, Larkin, McPhee, Morgan, Rixey, FRobinson, Rose, Roush)
9T. Dodgers - 10 (Campanella, Drysdale, Koufax, Piazza, PWReese, JRobinson, Snider, DSutton, 
     Vance, Wheat)
12T. Pirates - 9 (Beckley, Carey, Clarke, Clemente, Kiner, Stargell, Vaughn, Wagner, PWaner)
12T. White Sox - 9 (Appling, ECollins, Faber, Fox, Lyons, Minoso, BPierce, Walsh, Wilhelm)
12T.  Red Sox - 9 (Boggs, Clemens, JCollins, Doerr, DwEvans, Fisk, RSmith, TWilliams, Yastrzemski)
15T. Orioles - 6 (Murray, Palmer, Ripken, BRobinson, Sisler, Wallace)
15T. Twins - 6 (Blyleven, Carew, Cronin, Goslin, WJohnson, Killebrew)
17.  Baltimore Orioles (NL) - 4 (Jennings, Keeler, Kelley, McGraw)
18T. Astros - 3 (Bagwell, Biggio, JWynn)
18T. Buffalo Bisons - 3 (Brouthers, Galvin, Richardson)
18T. Chicago American Giants - 3 - (WFoster, PHill, Torriente)
18T. Cleveland Spiders - 3 (Burkett, Childs, CYoung)
18T. Homestead Grays - 3 (RBrown, JGibson, BLeonard)
18T. Kansas City Monarchs - 3 (WBrown, DMoore, Rogan)
18T. Montreal Expos - 3 (GCarter, Dawson, Raines)
18T. Saint Louis Stars - 3 (CPBell, Suttles, WWells)
26T. Angels - 2 (Grich, NRyan)
26T. Baltimore Black Sox - 2 (Beckwith, JWilson)
26T. Blue Jays - 2 (Alomar, Stieb)
26T. Brewers - 2 (Molitor, Yount)
26T. Brooklyn Atlantics - 2 (Pearce, Start)
26T. Brooklyn Royal Giants - 2 (HRJohnson, Santop)
26T. Mets - 2 (Cone, Seaver)
26T. New York Lincoln Giants - 2 (Lloyd, SJWilliams)
26T. Padres - 2 (Gwynn, Winfield)
26T  Rangers - 2 (K. Brown, Palmeiro)
26T. Providence Grays - 2 (Hines, Radbourne)
26T. Royals - 2 (Brett, Saberhagen)
38T. Almendares Blues - 1 (JMendez)
38T. Atlantic City Bacharach Giants - 1 (Lundy)
38T. Cleveland Blues - 1 (Glasscock)
38T. Cleveland Buckeyes - 1 (QTrouppe)
38T. Cuban Giants - 1 (FGrant)
38T. Cuban Stars East - 1 (Oms)
38T. Detroit Stars - 1 (Stearnes)
38T. Detroit Wolverines - 1 (Bennett)
38T. Habana Reds - 1 (Dihigo)
38T. Hilldale Daisies - 1 (Mackey)
38T. Indianapolis ABC's - 1 (Charleston)
38T. Louisville Colonels - 1 (Browning)
38T. Mariners - 1 (Martinez)
38T. Newark Eagles - 1 (Irvin)
38T. Philadelphia Athletics (AA) - 1 (Stovey)
38T. Philadelphia Giants - 1 (RFoster)
38T. Pittsburgh Crawfords - 1 (Paige)
38T  Rockies - 1 (Walker)
38T. Saint Louis Brown Stockings (NA/NL) - 1 (Pike)
2012 Cap Standings by City
1T.  Chicago - 29 (Anson, Appling, Banks, M. Brown, J. Clarkson, 
E. Collins, Dahlen, Faber, B. Foster, Fox, Gore, Griffith, Hack, Hartnett, 
Herman, Hill, Jenkins, Kelly, Lyons, Minoso, Pierce, Reuschel, Sandberg, Santo, 
Sheckard, Torriente, Walsh, Wilhelm, Bi. Williams)
1T.  New York - 29 (Berra, Bresnahan, Cone, Connor, G. Davis, Dickey, 
DiMaggio, Ewing, Ford, Gehrig, Gordon, Gossage, Hubbell, Keefe, Keller, 
Lloyd, Mantle, Mathewson, McGinnity, Nettles, Ott, Randolph, Ruffing, 
Rusie, Ruth, Seaver, Terry, Ward, J. Williams)
3.   Philadelphia - 19 (Alexander, Allen, Ashburn, Baker, Carlton,
Cochrane, Delahanty, R. Foster, Foxx, Grove, Hamilton, Magee, Plank,
Roberts, Schmidt, A. Simmons, H. Stovey, Thompson, Waddell)
4T.  Cleveland - 18 (Averill, Boudreau, Burkett, Childs, Coveleski, 
Doby, Feller, W. Ferrell, Flick, Glasscock, J. Jackson, Lajoie, Lemon, 
Sewell, Speaker, Trouppe, E. Wynn, Young)
4T.  St. Louis - 18 (Bell, Boyer, Caruthers, Frisch, B. Gibson, 
Hernandez, Hornsby, Medwick, Mize, Musial, Pike, T. Simmons, Sisler, 
Slaughter, Smith, Suttles, Wallace, Wells)
6.   Boston - 17 (Barnes, Boggs, Clemens, J. Collins, Doerr, Dw. Evans, Fisk, 
McVey, Nichols, O'Rourke, Smith, Spalding, E. Sutton, White, T. Williams, 
G. Wright, Yastrzemski)
7T.  Detroit - 13 (Bennett, Bunning, Cobb, Crawford, Freehan, 
Gehringer, Greenberg, Heilmann, Kaline, Newhouser, Stearnes, Trammell, 
Whitaker)
7T.  Pittsburgh - 13 (Beckley, R. Brown, Carey, Clarke, Clemente, 
J. Gibson, Kiner, B. Leonard, Paige, Stargell, Vaughan, Wagner, Waner)
9T.  Baltimore - 10 (Beckwith, Jennings, Keeler, Kelley, McGraw, 
Murray, Palmer, Ripken, B. Robinson, Wilson)
9T.  Brooklyn* - 10 (Campanella, G. Johnson, Pearce, Reese, 
J. Robinson, Santop, Snider, Start, Vance, Wheat)
9T.  Cincinnati - 10 (Bench, Groh, Jones, Larkin, McPhee, Morgan, Rixey, 
F. Robinson, Rose, Roush)
12. San Francisco - 7 (Bonds, Clark, Da. Evans, Marichal, Mays, McCovey, G. Perry)
13. Milwaukee - 6 (Aaron, Mathews, Molitor, Spahn, Torre, Yount)
14T. Kansas City - 5 (Brett, W. Brown, Moore, Rogan, Saberhagen)
14T. Oakland - 5 (Eckersley, Fingers, Henderson, R. Jackson, McGwire)
16. Los Angeles - 4 (Drysdale, Koufax, Piazza, D. Sutton)
17T. Buffalo - 3 (Brouthers, Galvin, Richardson)
17T. Houston - 3 (Bagwell, Biggio, J. Wynn)
17T. Montreal - 3 (Carter, Dawson, Raines)
17T. Minneapolis/St. Paul - 3 (Blyleven, Carew, Killebrew)
17T. Washington, DC - 3 (Cronin, Goslin, W. Johnson)
22T. Anaheim* - 2 (Grich, N. Ryan)
22T. Arlington - 2 (K. Brown, Palmeiro)
221T. N/A - 2 (F. Grant, Oms)
22T. Providence - 2 (Hines, Radbourne)
22T. San Diego – 2 (Gwynn, Winfield)
22T. Toronto – 2 (Alomar, Stieb)
28T. Almendares* - 1 (Mendez)
28T. Atlanta - 1 (Niekro)
28T. Atlantic City – 1 (Lundy)
28T. Darby, PA* - 1 (Mackey)
28T. Denver - 1 (Walker)
28T. Havana - 1 (Dihigo)
28T. Indianapolis - 1 (Charleston)
28T. Louisville – 1 (Browning)
28T. Newark - 1 (Irvin)
28T. Seattle – 1 (Martinez)

* Cities marked with an asterisk could be considered to be part of another city.

2012 Cap Standings by State, Province, Foreign Country (if there is no 
knowm state or province) or U.S. Capital:
1.   New York (42)
2.   Pennsylvania (33)
3T.  Illinois (28)
3T.  Ohio (28)
5.   Missouri (23)
6.   California (20)
7.   Massachusetts (17)
8.   Michigan (13)
9.   Maryland (10)
10.  Wisconsin (6)
11.  Texas (5)
12T. Minnesota (3)
12T. Quebec (3)
12T. District of Columbia (3)
15T. Cuba (2)
15T. New Jersey (2)
15T. Rhode Island (2)
15T. Georgia (2)
15T. Indiana (2)
15T. Kentucky (2)
15T. Ontario (2)
22T. Colorado (1)
22T. Oregon (1)



Note all mentions of Win Shares on plaques are adjusted to 162 games.

All Negro League awards mentioned on the plaques are from John Holway’s The Complete Book of Baseball’s Negro Leagues (Fleet Walker Award = MVP; George Stovey Award = Cy Young Award; Rube Foster Award = Playoff MVP).

Primary positions on the plaques will be distinguished from secondary positions on all plaques by bold type.

Seasons are calculated this way: (Games Played/Team’s Scheduled Games). Each result is added up for each season to get the final number shown on each plaque.

Here are the plaques of the most recent inductees:


Barry Bonds - 2013 - LF
18.8 seasons with Pittsburgh (NL) 1986-1992; San Francisco (NL) 1993-2007
Cap: San Francisco Giants (NL)
Like his godfather Willie Mays, Barry Bonds’ impact on baseball left many in awe. Widely considered as one of the best players of all-time, he was unanimously placed first on every Hall of Merit ballot in his first year of consideration. A great all-around player early in his career who evolved into the most intimidating hitter ever (he has each of the top three and six of the top ten seasons of accumulated intentional walks), Bonds’ name is everywhere in the record books. He led the league in Runs (1992), HR (1993 and 2001, when he established a new single-season record 73), RBI (1993) BB (1992, 1994-1997, 2000-2004, 2006-2007), IBB (1992-1998, 2002-2004, 2006-2007), TB (1993), BA (2002, 2004), OBP (1991-1993, 1995, 2001-2004, 2006-2007, with 2004’s .609 and 2002’s .582 being the top two seasonal OBPs in baseball history) SLG (1990, 1992-1993, 2001-2004, which includes the MLB record of .863, set in 2001), OPS (1990-1993, 1995, 2001-2004, including the top two marks in history in 2004’s 1.422 and 2002’s 1.381), and OPS+ (1990-1993, 2000-2004, including the top three marks in MLB history, in 2002’s 268, 2004’s 263, and 2001’s 259). His 2004 season was also noteworthy in that he became the first player to have a season with more times on base than at bats (376 vs. 373). Bonds’ individual season dominance added up, as at the time of his induction he ranked in the top ten all-time in PA (9th – 12,606), Runs (3rd – 2,207), TB (4th – 5,796), HR (1st – 762), RBI (4th – 1,996), BB (1st – 2,558), IBB (1st – 688), XBH (2nd – 1,440), AB/HR (3rd – 12.9), times on-base (2nd – 5,599), OBP (6th - .444), SLG (6th - .607), OPS (4th – 1.051), and OPS+ (3rd – 182). Bonds is also the only player in the history of the game to reach the 500 marks in both career HR and career SB. He played on six division winning teams (1990-1992 with Pittsburgh and 1997, 2000, 2003 with San Francisco) and with the wild-card winning Giants in 2002 submitted a World Series performance for the ages, hitting .471/.700/1.294 with 4 HR in a losing effort. He holds the all-time Giants records in BB (1,947), IBB (575) OBP (.447), SLG (.666), OPS (1.143), and OPS+ (199). Fourteen-time All-Star (1990, 1992-1998, 2000-2004, 2007) who won 12 Silver Slugger awards (1990-1994, 1996-1997, 2000-2004), eight Gold Gloves (1990-1994, 1996-1998), and a record seven MVP awards (1990, 1992-1993, 2001-2004).

Roger Clemens - 2013 - P
Boston (AL) 1984-1996; Toronto (AL) 1997-1998; New York (AL) 1999-2003, 2007; Houston (NL) 2004-2006
Cap: Boston Red Sox (AL)
Known as the Rocket for his fiery temperament and overpowering fastball, Roger Clemens is considered by many as the best post-WWII pitcher—if not the best in all of baseball history. A workhorse pitcher who twice struck out 20 batters in a game, Clemens dominated the pitching landscape during his career. He led the league in wins (1986-1987, 1997-1998), winning percentage (1986, 2001, 2004), CG (1987-1988, 1997), SHO (1987-1988, 1990-1992, 1997), IP (1991, 1997), SO (1988, 1991, 1996-1998), ERA (1986, 1990-1992, 1997-1998, 2005), WHIP (1986, 1992, 1997), ERA+ (1986, 1990-1992, 1994, 1997-1998, 2005), H/9 (1986, 1994, 1998, 2005), SO/9 (1988, 1996, 1998), and SO/BB (1987-1988, 1990, 1992). Clemens was on two World Series winning teams (1999 and 2000 with the Yankees) along with seven other division winners (1986, 1988, 1990, 1995 with Boston and 2001-2003 with New York) and three wild-card winners (2004-2005 with Houston and 2007 with New York). Clemens’ 199 postseason innings are the fourth most all-time and his 173 strikeouts rank third all-time at the time of his induction. In his eight World Series starts, he went 3-0 with a 2.37 ERA and 49 strikeouts. For his career, Clemens ended up with the 9th most wins (354), 16th most innings pitched (4,916.2), third in strikeouts (4,672), seventh in games started (707), and tenth in ERA+ (143). All-time Red Sox leader in wins (192), SO (2,590), and SHO (38). Eleven-time All-Star (1986, 1988, 1990-1992, 1997-1998, 2001, 2003-2005) who won seven Cy Young awards (1986-1987, 1991, 1997-1998, 2001, 2004) and an MVP award (1986).

Mike Piazza - 2013 - C
12.2 seasons with Los Angeles (NL) 1992-1998; Florida (NL) 1998; New York (NL) 1998-2005; San Diego (NL) 2006; Oakland (AL) 2007
Cap: Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
Considered by many to be the best-hitting catcher in Major League history, Mike Piazza hit like a first baseman while playing the most demanding position on the field. A 62nd round draft pick in 1988, Piazza made all the other teams look like fools for not drafting him in 1993 as he won the Rookie of the Year award by hitting .318/.370/.561 (153 OPS+) with 35 HR and 112 RBI. That rookie season announced Piazza as a force to be reckoned with for a long time, as it was his first of ten seasons wherein he would put up an OPS+ of 135 or better, leading the league in both 1995 (172) and 1997 (185). By the time Piazza retired, he held the record for the most HR (427, 396 while playing catcher) and highest slugging percentage (.545) for a catcher. Piazza hit .412/.545/.941 in the NLCS against the St. Louis Cardinals to help the 2000 wild-card winner New York Mets reach the World Series, and was also on two division winners (1995 Dodgers and 2006 Padres) and two other wild-card winners (1996 Dodgers and 1999 Mets). Twelve-time All-Star (1993-2002, 2004-2005) who won ten consecutive Silver Slugger awards (1993-2002). Has the highest career OPS+ in Dodgers history (160) and highest career SLG in Mets history (.542).

Craig Biggio - 2013 - 2B/C/CF
18.0 seasons with Houston (NL) 1988-2007
Cap: Houston Astros (NL)
A gritty player known for doing whatever it took to help the team, from getting hit by pitches (he led the league five times and has the second-most all-time with 285) to changing positions (he moved from C to 2B to CF to LF back to 2B over his long career), Craig Biggio’s impact on the field was undeniable. In 1992 the Astros moved Biggio from C to 2B in an effort to maximize his odds of being able to play every day and the gamble worked out as he quickly became the best 2B in the National League, a position he would hold throughout the 1990s. A sparkplug at the top of the lineup (one of only eight players with both 3,000 hits and 400 stolen bases), Biggio led the league in games played three times (1992, 1996-1997), PA five times (1992, 1995, 1997-1999), Runs twice (1995, 1997), 2B three times (1994, 1998, 1999) and SB once (1994). An integral member of the “Killer Bs” along with long-time teammate Jeff Bagwell, Biggio spent his entire career with the Astros and was part of four division winners (1997-1999, 2001) and two wild-card winners (2004-2005) making the World Series in 2005 (the first Houston team to win a pennant). At his induction, Biggio ranked in the top 25 all-time in G (16th—2,850), PA (10th—12,504), R (15th—1,844), H (21st—3,060), 2B (5th—668) and times on base (18th—4,505). Seven-time All-Star (1991-1992, 1994-1998) who won five Silver Slugger awards (1989, 1994-1995, 1997-1998) and four Gold Gloves (1994-1997). He holds the franchise record for most G, PA, R, H, TB (4,711), 2B, XBH (1,014), HBP, and times on base.

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   1401. Rob_Wood Posted: January 04, 2013 at 03:27 AM (#4338729)
Pete Alexander

2nd line needs to add "World Series" somewhere

Last line: SO (60) should be ShO (60)

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Dick Allen

AL leader in OBP (1972) [not (1967)]

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Cap Anson

567 WS should be spelled out as 567 Win Shares (I honestly did not immediately know it meant that)

Four time Win Shares Gold Glove winner should be Five (based upon the years listed)

Career franchise leader upon retirement: I think the 1B figure should be 2,246 (there are two figures listed)
Also, the Total Bases figure does not seem consistent with the 1B, 2B, 3B, and HR figures. Did total bases include base advances too? (pardon my ignorance)
   1402. Rob_Wood Posted: January 04, 2013 at 04:03 AM (#4338735)
Luke Appling

1st line: "without having to a homer" should be "without having to hit a homer"

3rd line: "more most" should be "most"

I would add he missed 1944 season in military service

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Richie Ashburn

4 times over 100 walks (I see only 3)

100 runs 9 times (I see only 2) [it is late at night]

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Earl Averill

I believe that Luke Stuart was the first AL batter to hit a home run in his first career at bat in 1921, making Averill 2nd

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Jeff Bagwell

2nd line: in mentioning the 1994 season, I would add that it was strike-shortened season and he accomplished it in the Astrodome
   1403. Rob_Wood Posted: January 04, 2013 at 04:49 AM (#4338738)
Frank Baker

The fact that he held the A's franchise single-season record with 21 triples (in 1912) is mentioned twice.

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Ross Barnes

Hit over .400 in NA 3 times (not 4)

Led NA in OPS in 1872-73 (years not listed)

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John Beckwith

It says "Despite his size ..." but I did not know if he was large or small. I looked it up and he was large.

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Cool Papa Bell

Cap: St. Louis Stars (period not comma)

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Johnny Bench

Should mention one-handed catching?

As far as I can tell, Bench only caught 140+ games in his career 3 times (not 9). [Games played does not equal game caught.]

Also, I don't see him with 13 100+ games caught starting at the beginning of his career. [Games played does not equal game caught.]
   1404. Rob_Wood Posted: January 04, 2013 at 01:05 PM (#4339028)
Yogi Berra

2nd line: had 358 home runs (not 385)

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Bert Blyleven

last line: his WHIP in 1989 was surely not the Angels' single season record (see Dean Chance in 1964)

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Wade Boggs

4th line: I am not sure Boggs "mostly" hit leadoff in his career (research suggests he had 4,360 PA out of 10,740 career total PA as leadoff)

7th line: Boggs could not have won a Stats Inc award for 1975 (etc) since his rookie season was 1982; also he could not have won the Stats Inc
AL first baseman award for 1988 since he did not play first base in 1988

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Lou Boudreau

4th line: I would suggest "Player-manager" of 1948 World Champion Indians (rather than "Member")

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Ken Boyer

3rd line: says he hit 30 HR twice (I see only 1)

4-5th lines: says his 7th inning World Series Game 7 home run "gave the Cardinals the win" but St. Louis was already winning 6-3 (with Bob Gibson on the mound)
and Boyer's solo home run made he score 7-3 (final score was 7-5). Maybe instead say that Boyer had three hits (including a double and home run) and scored three
runs in the deciding Game 7.
   1405. Rob_Wood Posted: January 04, 2013 at 02:54 PM (#4339151)
George Brett

8th line: he had 363 TB in 1979 (not 1980) and had 290 TOB in 1985 (not 1980)

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Dan Brouthers

3rd line: says he was Stats Inc NL MVP 3 times and then only lists 1882 and 1892
(maybe the 3 includes the AA MVP in 1891?; if so, need to reword to remove confusion)

5th line: he led NL in HR in 1881, 1886 (not 1881-86)

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Kevin Brown

2nd line: Brown made 6 all-star teams (he did not have 6 all star appearances, since appearances implies playing in game)

I would add somewhere that he had a stellar career ERA+ of 127 (this is the main reason he was elected in my opinion)

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Mordecai Brown

team listing is wrong: the 1913 Cincinnati NL team is missing (listed as playing for Cubs in 1913)

4th line: his career NL ERA was 1.93 (not 2.06)

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Raymond Brown

3rd line: 2-time Fleet Walker Award (but only lists 1938, I think he was in 1940 too)

   1406. Rob_Wood Posted: January 04, 2013 at 03:48 PM (#4339223)
Pete Browning

1st line: remove extra . before the .403 in the slash line

3rd line: PL was 1890 (not 1990)

5th line: Ops+ should be OPS+

6th line: I think single-season record OPS+ should be 223 in 1882 (not 190 in 1885)

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Jim Bunning

2nd line: had 2,855 SO (not 2,885)

3rd line: 1964 perfect game was first 20th century in NL (need to add "NL")

5th line: I think 9/IP should be K/9IP

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Jesse Burkett

6th line: record 1.009 OPS was in 1896 (need to add year)
record 157 OPS+ was in 1896 (need to add year)

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Max Carey

Incomplete entry -- chopped off in mid sentence on 2nd line
   1407. Rob_Wood Posted: January 04, 2013 at 04:42 PM (#4339273)
Oscar Charleston

I don't think the reader will come away thinking that Charleston is one of the true all-time greats (probably in top 10 ever). Maybe say somewhere that Charleston is considered to be the equal of Ty Cobb and Willie Mays as the greatest center fielders of all time. Something like that.

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Fred Clarke

5th line: led NL in SLG in 1903 (not 1902)

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John Clarkson

2nd line: confusing to say that he played for the White Stockings and then mention he holds a Cubs franchise record

3rd line: change assists to assists by a pitcher

6th line: Cubs is mentioned again (maybe say that the White Stockings became known as the Cubs in 1903)

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Roberto Clemente

6th line: I do not think Clemente ever led NL in total bases (certainly not in 1958); not sure what this was supposed to be

6th line: I would repeat here that he held franchise record with 3,000 hits even though it was mentioned in the narrative above (seems a little funny to leave it off his list of franchise records)
   1408. Rob_Wood Posted: January 04, 2013 at 05:27 PM (#4339299)
Ty Cobb

2nd line: 892 career steals, a modern record -- we need to say that it was the modern record in Cobb's day, but since eclipsed (many readers will interpret "modern" as being the current record)

5th line: very end has "1907-11-1915"; I think this should be 1907-11, 1915

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Mickey Cochrane

4th line: doubles record was 42 in 1930 (not 1942 in 1930)

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Jimmy Collins

Cap lists Boston Pilgrims then on last line says he holds Red Sox franchise records (some explanation is probably necessary)

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Roger Connor

1st line: 488 career WS could be 488 career Win Shares (for clarity)

1st line: also, need to insert a period before the 371 in the slash line

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Stan Coveleski

3rd line: ERA of .67 looks better as 0.67

3rd line: also, "latter" is ambiguous so I would simply say "... 1920 in which he posted ..."
   1409. Rob_Wood Posted: January 04, 2013 at 09:54 PM (#4339430)
Joe Cronin

4th line: 2 time Win Shares AL MVP (1925, 1929) cannot be correct since Cronin was a rookie in 1926

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Bill Dahlen

Cap is Chicago Colts and then last line says he holds a Cubs franchise record; need to tie the two teams together (Colts became known as Cubs in 1903)

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Andre Dawson

4th line: ROY in 1977 (not 1976)

5th line: says 8-time Win Shares Gold Glove but only lists 5 years

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Ed Delahanty

3rd line: 1902 MVP is listed twice so is confusing; I suggest separating NL MVP seasons from AL MVP seasons

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Bill Dickey

1st line: "was won games" should be "won games"

2nd line: "games played" should be "games caught"

2nd line: hit 202 HR (not 212)

3rd line: Yogi Berra surely has caught more WS games than Dickey, so need to modify "He holds" record with when he retired, or something like that
   1410. Rob_Wood Posted: January 04, 2013 at 10:46 PM (#4339452)
Martin Dihigo

Combine 2nd and 3rd lines of team listing (after Almendares); also remove two extra commas (after semi-colons)

5th line: "MeL" should be "NeL"?

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Joe DiMaggio

5th line: says 3-time AL Outfielder but then lists 10 years

I would add he missed 1943-45 seasons in military service

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Larry Doby

Team line is wrong: he was on Chicago (AL) in 1956-57, 1959 (not Brooklyn)

5th line: led AL in OPS+ in 1950 and 1952 (need to add 1952)

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Bobby Doerr

4th line: "not mention" should be "not to mention"

I would add he missed 1945 season in military service

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Don Drysdale

4th line: remove period after "twice."

5th line: 7-time All Star should be 8-time All Star

5th line: "19th century" should be "post-19th century" (I am guessing)

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Darrell Evans

1st line: I saw a lot of Evans and to me he was a dead-pull hitter (especially flyballs) so I really question that he had "excellent power to left field"

3rd line: only once had a 400 OBP (not twice, do not could partial 1970)
   1411. Rob_Wood Posted: January 05, 2013 at 12:06 AM (#4339472)
Bob Feller

Team line should be 1936-41, 1945-56 to be consistent with others who missed seasons

2nd line: says he twice had 300 SO seasons (I see only one)

4th line: Feller was not 1940 AL MVP (Greenberg was)

4th line: NL Staff Pitcher should be AL Staff Pitcher

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Whitey Ford

I would add that he missed 1951-52 seasons in military service
   1412. Rob_Wood Posted: January 05, 2013 at 12:30 AM (#4339485)
Jimmie Foxx

last line: he had 398 total bases in 1938, so need to insert "TB" before (398)

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Bill Freehan

Incomplete -- gets chopped off on 1st line
   1413. Rob_Wood Posted: January 05, 2013 at 01:52 PM (#4339686)
Lou Gehrig

3rd line: technically Lou was a member of the 1939 World Champs but, of course, did not play in World Series

7th line: RBI per game would not be .292 so I am not sure what record this is supposed to be (RBI/AB?)

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Charlie Gehringer

last line: his Tiger record for career walks was 1,186 (not 10,237)

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Joe Gordon

team line: insert comma and space between 43 and 1946

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George Gore

team line: NY should be New York

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Rich Gossage

2nd line: says he pitched for 10 franchises but the team listing lists only 9

last line: HA/9IP should be H/9IP (I have never seen it expressed as HA)
   1414. Rob_Wood Posted: January 05, 2013 at 02:56 PM (#4339709)
Frank Grant

team line: no years listed for Harrisburg

last line: says he was on champion teams in 1898 and 1900 but these years are missing from team listing (these two items are probably related)

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Hank Greenberg

5th line: led league in 2B in 1934, 1940 (not 1935, 1940)

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Clark Griffith

2nd line: need ")" after 1899

last line: led AL in W% in 1901 (not NL)

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Lefty Grove

1st line: "climbing to the majors" should be "reaching the majors" due to well-known story of independent minor leagues back then

5th line: HA should be H/9IP (I am now guessing that some source lists this as Hits Allowed; more standard stat label is H/9IP)

6th line: led AL in CG in 1931-33 (not 1929-31)

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Stan Hack

4th line: he did not lead NL in runs scored in 1937 (or ever) -- Medwick led in 1937

last line: his career walk record was 1,092 (not 8,506)
   1415. Rob_Wood Posted: January 07, 2013 at 01:39 AM (#4340544)
Billy Hamilton

5th line: ops should be OPS

last line: BB-Ref shows Hamilton also led NL BA in 1893 (in addition to 1891)

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Gabby Hartnett

1st line: he was a right-handed batter (not left-handed)

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Rickey Henderson

team line missed him being on San Diego Padres in 1997 and Seattle Mariners in 2000

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Billy Herman

1st line: "many credited Herman ..." (insert Herman, reads weird as is)

5th line: games leader in 1932, 1938, 1942 (1942 not 1948)

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Keith Hernandez

3rd line: 5 times 400 OBP (not 6, only count full seasons)

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Pete Hill

team line: need "(" before 1919

2nd line: seems like Chicago would be in the Western league so it does not look correct that he could have been on an Eastern league pennant winner in 1908 (when the team listing shows him playing for the Chicago Leland Giants)
   1416. Rob_Wood Posted: January 07, 2013 at 02:50 AM (#4340553)
Billy Herman (I forgot to add above)


I would add that he missed 1944-45 in military service

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Paul Hines

2nd line: I might be crazy but those win shares figures look way too high since the NL only played around 80 games per season back then (are these prorated to 162 game seasons??)

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Rogers Hornsby

3rd line: he hit 42 HR in 1922 (not 1924)

6th line: he never led NL in stolen bases (certainly not in 1890-91, 1894-95)

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Carl Hubbell

2nd line: "most wins" should be "most consecutive wins"

3rd line: insert space between in1933

5th line: BB-Ref shows him as NL WPct leader in 1937 (in addition to 1936)

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Monte Irvin

team line: he was on Chicago Cubs in 1956 (not Giants)

4th line: I would say MeL MVP and Triple Crown (1942) because it looks right now as if he won the Triple Crown in the major league

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Joe Jackson

3rd line: Siix should be Six

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Reggie Jackson

team line: his first year with Yankees was 1977 (not 1976)

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Fergie Jenkins

1st line: to be clear, first Canadian player should be first Canadian-born player (in my opinion)

1st line: I followed the Cubs religiously in the 1960's and never heard the nickname "Fly" (I am guessing it was a clubhouse thing; I would not use it here)

2nd line: "only member" should probably be changed to first member or retired as only member (others have done it since; I know this is a devilish issue)

6th line: SHO record is 3.40?? (I think this is supposed to be SO to Walk)
   1417. DL from MN Posted: January 07, 2013 at 09:46 AM (#4340615)
I appreciate all the editing work Rob Wood is doing. Is someone following through?
   1418. Rob_Wood Posted: January 07, 2013 at 03:31 PM (#4341072)
Yes, if there is anything I can do to help facilitate the editing process, let me know.
   1419. Rob_Wood Posted: January 07, 2013 at 03:38 PM (#4341082)
Hughie Jennings

team line: he also appeared in a game for the 1910 Detroit Tigers (according to BB-Ref)

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Home Run Johnson

1st line: I think this is trying to say that he was the best Negro player at the turn of the 20th century (nobody really thinks he was comparable to Honus Wagner or even Ed Delahanty); so it reads a little funny; maybe all that is required is changing the first period to a comma

Also, somewhere I would include that his given first name is Grant

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Walter Johnson

team line: need to insert (AL)

3rd line: career IP of 5914.70? (I know partial innings are a pain; most plaques follow the convention of .1 and .2 for 1/3 and 2/3 innings respectively)

6th line: also led ERA+ in 1924

last line: did not lead K in 1920

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Charley Jones

team line: need to insert (AA) for Kansas City

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Charlie Keller

team line: was on Tigers in 1950-51 (not Yankees)

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Joe Kelley

join lines 3-4 (not sure why the break)
   1420. Rob_Wood Posted: January 07, 2013 at 05:24 PM (#4341201)
King Kelly

3rd line: I mentioned in the Paul Hines comments, are these Win Shares figures correct or are they prorated to 162 game seasons (they seem high to me)

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Harmon Killebrew

1st line: he is now 3rd in AL HR since ARod has passed him ("Retired as ..." ?)

5th line: he also hit 49 HR in 1969 so I would include both 1964, 1969 in his single-season HR record

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Ralph Kiner

3rd line: insert "retired with" since he no longer holds record for most NL HR in consecutive seasons

last line: insert comma after OPS (.971)

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Sandy Koufax

2nd line: Feller had an 18-strikeout game, so Koufax did not "set" the ML record

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Nap Lajoie

3rd line: AL single-season records (insert "single-season")

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Barry Larkin

4th line: his 30-30 season was 1996 (insert "in 1996")

5th line: GG winner is wrong (NL not AL and wrong years listed)

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Bob Lemon

1st line: "more better" should be "better"
   1421. Rob_Wood Posted: January 07, 2013 at 05:59 PM (#4341234)
Buck Leonard

2nd line: Possible should be Possibly

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John Henry Lloyd

2nd line: delete "a" from "was a terrific at the hit and run"

4th line: Eastern vs. Western league don't seem to match the team listings (Chicago = West?)

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Dick Lundy

team line: missing years for Brooklyn Royal Giants

3rd line: insert space in "hitting.325"

4th line: says 2-time All Star but only lists 1933 (I think 1934 is the other year)

last line: CWL in 1924? not sure what team this refers to since from the team listing he appears to be on same team in 1923 and 1924 (and 2nd line shows him in NeL in 1924)

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Ted Lyons

last line: need capitals on Wins, Games Started, Complete Games, and Innings

I would add that he missed 1943-45 in military service
   1422. Rob_Wood Posted: January 07, 2013 at 07:25 PM (#4341296)
Sherry Magee

1st line: 2 times over 100 RBI (insert "100")

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Mickey Mantle

5th line: Berra has more WS AB so Mantle did not have record

6th line: Mantle was not an All Star in 1966

7th line: led SLG in 1955-56, 1961-62 (wrong years listed)

7th line: did not lead in R in 1961 (Maris did)

7th line: led OPS+ in 1955-56, 1958-62, 1964 (wrong years listed)

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Juan Marichal

2nd line: three season should be three seasons

3rd line: player should be pitcher

5th line: led ERA+ in 1965, 1969 (need to add 1969)

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Edgar Martinez

2nd line: had 5 40+ 2B seasons (not 4; may want to change "over 40" to "at least 40" since he had exactly 40 once)

4th line: Silver Slugger Award-2B (not sure what the "-2B" means)

5th line: Mariners also won Wild Card in 2000 (I am guessing that we want to list every season player makes post-season)

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Eddie Mathews

Header: need slash 3B/1B

3rd line: comma should be a period after "5 times"

4th line: comma should be a period after "position)"
   1423. Rob_Wood Posted: January 07, 2013 at 08:42 PM (#4341349)
Christy Mathewson

1st line: this is the first time I have ever seen his fastball described as "blazing"; usually it is "good" or "not overpowering"

3rd line: has 4 career WS SHO (not 5)

6th line: led GS in 1904, 1908 (not 1904-1908)

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Joe McGinnity

1st line: "playing both" should be "pitching both"

3rd line: he did not allow an EARNED run in his two 1905 WS starts (he gave up 3 unearned runs)

5th line: 1903-4 should be 1903-04

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John McGraw

4th-5th lines: he played in NL in 1898-1900 so he cannot be the Stats Inc AL third baseman in those years

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Cal McVey

Team line is all screwed up (spacing)

3rd line: need to insert "RBI" (I think this is the 1875 record of 87)

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Joe Medwick

1st line: 6 seasons of 100 runs (not 5)

3rd line: insert slash in .379/.400/.552
   1424. Rob_Wood Posted: January 07, 2013 at 10:47 PM (#4341627)
Minnie Minoso

2nd line: 4 times 100 R (not 5)

3rd-4th lines: "In 1980 ..." sentence appears twice.

6th line: 7-time All Star (1951-54, 1957, 1959-60)

6th line: led SB in 1951-53

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Johnny Mize

6th line: "Adj OPS" should be "OPS"

6th line: 1938-40, 47 should be 1938-40, 1947

I would add that he missed 1943-45 in military service

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Paul Molitor

4th line: need a period in .368/.435/.615

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Joe Morgan

3rd line: I think he has 2,427 career games at 2B in NL (not 2,649)

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Eddie Murray

4th line: .71% should be 72%

7th line: 8-time All Star (1978, 1981-86, 1991)
   1425. Rob_Wood Posted: January 07, 2013 at 11:52 PM (#4341701)
Stan Musial

4th line: 3, 026 should be 3,026

7th-8th lines: every record listed here is wrong, mostly due to missing numerous league-leading figures (most from the 1940s)

last line: I would add something like "in addition to all of the NL career records listed above" (looks funny not to list/mention these records among the franchise records)

I would add that he missed 1945 season in military service

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Graig Nettles

1st line: "Puff" -- I really do not like these cutesy nicknames on many of these HOM plaques; we are the serious alternative to the HOF and the plaques should reflect that (maybe it only bugs me)

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Hal Newhouser

1st line: jumbled text -- delete "Four time"

2nd line: why not just refer to this as Game 7 of the World Series

last line: his record ERA+ is 130 (not 2944)

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Kid Nichols

2nd line: the author 48 should be the author of 48

5th line: he did not lead G in 1897

5th line: he never led in BF

6th line: delete extra "(" in "Saves (("

6th line: Era+ should be ERA+

6th line: Cap = Beaneaters; franchise records for Braves -- some explanation is needed such as the Boston NL club became known as the Braves in 1912
   1426. Rob_Wood Posted: January 08, 2013 at 02:52 PM (#4342193)
Phil Niekro

2nd line: had 3 seasons of 200 K (not 300)

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Jim O'Rourke

1st line: hit .300 13 times (not 14)

2nd line: win share figures are prorated to 162 game seasons??

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Satchel Paige

3rd line: "self-named named" should be "self-named"

last line: did not lead G in 1952 (Bill Kennedy did)

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Rafael Palmeiro

team line: first year with Cubs was 1986 (not 1987)

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Jim Palmer

1st line: "Cakes" another cutesy nickname I find out of place

6th line: also led WPct in 1969

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Gaylord Perry

2nd line: 1971 should be 1972

3rd line: also member of 1962 NL pennant winners but did not pitch in WS

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Billy Pierce

3rd line: did not pitch a shutout in Game 6 of 1962 WS (final score was 5-2); maybe change "shutout" to "complete game"

4th line: HA/9IP should be H/9IP (I have made that suggestion on other plaques)
   1427. Rob_Wood Posted: January 08, 2013 at 08:10 PM (#4342481)
Lip Pike

2nd-3rd lines: these NA records are not exactly what BB-Ref shows (I am guessing another source was used)

3rd line: as far as I know, NL records do not include NA play, so Pike did not hold any of these NL records

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Eddie Plank

2nd line: he had 305 wins in AL (not 326; he also pitched in Federal League)

2nd line: same issue had 387 AL CG

3rd line: same issue had 4,227 AL IP

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Charley Radbourn

1st line: shouldn't it be written "Old Hoss"'s?

3rd line: "Rad" nickname seems unnecessary here

last line: should be comma, not period, after W(1883-84)

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Willie Randolph

team line: first year with Yankees was 1976 (not 1975)

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Pee Wee Reese

4th line: 10-time All Star (not 9-time)

I would add that he missed 1943-45 in military service

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Rick Reuschel

team line: should be San Francisco (NL) 1987-1991
   1428. Rob_Wood Posted: January 08, 2013 at 09:15 PM (#4342518)
Cal Ripken

team line: 18.0 seasons seems low -- did you account for strike-shortened 1994-95 seasons?

team line: looks better as 1981-2001 (not 1981-01)

2nd line: "Rip" nickname needed here??

6th line: need to say 2-time AL MVP (1983, 1991)

7th line: says 2-time Win Shares MVP but then lists 3 seasons

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Eppa Rixey

2nd line: gave up 93 HR in career (not 3)

3rd line: "was was" should be "was"

I would add that he missed 1918 in military service

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Robin Roberts

3rd line: "ten inning" should be "ten innings"

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Brooks Robinson

team line: not sure how 16.7 seasons is correct 2896/162 = 17.9 and beginning of career was 154-game seasons)

1st line: need " before The Human

last line: second TB should be TOB (3,761)

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Frank Robinson

2nd line: he was not "strong" defensively (well known to be below average)

3rd line: need space between his.532

6th line: led NL OBP in 1962 (not 1966)

6th line: first year led in HBP was 1956 (not 1955)

last line: OPS+ (199 in 1966) [add "in 1966"]
   1429. Howie Menckel Posted: January 08, 2013 at 10:10 PM (#4342540)

just great work on all levels here; it is MUCH appreciated by many of us.

not a glamorous gig, but in total it adds greatly to the credibility of what is now a product more than a decade old. thanks so much for these efforts.....

   1430. Rob_Wood Posted: January 08, 2013 at 10:54 PM (#4342556)
Bullet Rogan

4th line: I am guessing 1922-25 should be 1922, 1925 (2-time George Stovey Award)

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Pete Rose

8th line: had record 311 TOB in 1969 (not TB)

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Amos Rusie

1st line: giving years he led NL in K is redundant with league leading listing given below

2nd-3rd lines: not sure what the "finished first or second every year between 1890 and 1894" refers to

5th line: HA/9IP should be H/9IP (my std comment)

last line: BB-Ref shows 1,835 NYG K (not 1,819) [different source presumably]

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Babe Ruth

7th line: did not lead AL in OPS+ in 1918 (Cobb did)

7th line: led AL in Runs also in 1928

last line: need comma before Power/Speed

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Nolan Ryan

numerous HA/9IP should be changed to H/9IP (my std comment)

4th line: he won 1 game with a 2.57 ERA in 1969 NLCS (not WS) [probably not worth mentioning]

7th line: 10.57 IN should be 10.57 in

7th line: also had 26 CG in 1974 so I would show both years in record


   1431. Rob_Wood Posted: January 09, 2013 at 04:56 PM (#4343538)
Bret Saberhagen

team line: did not pitch for Boston in 2000

1st line: "Sabes" nickname really necessary? (my pet peeve)

2nd line: sub-3.00 ERA seasons (not sub-2.00)

5th line: did not lead AL in SO/BB in 1987 (Clemens did)

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Ryne Sandberg

team line: also played for Chicago in 1996

last line: 35.1 "career" record Power/Speed should be "single-season" record

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Ron Santo

2nd line: has 342 total career HR but I am positive not all were hit as a 3B; do we have his career total as a 3B? (plaques should be as accurate as possible)

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Louis Santop

1st line: two cutesy nicknames right off the bat (Big Bertha and Top) -- I really wonder if these add or detract from plaque

1st line: over. 400. should be over .400.

2nd line: got nickname "the black Babe Ruth" after an exhibition game vs Ruth after the 1920 season -- so the reference to the "teens" seems odd (of course, Ruth didn't really register with the public as a home run hitter until 1919; so again "during the teens" seems odd. Anyway, maybe just break this sentence into two.

3rd line: says 2-time Fleet Walker winner but lists 3 seasons

last line: 3-time Eastern hitter should be 3-time Eastern leading hitter?
   1432. Rob_Wood Posted: January 09, 2013 at 06:51 PM (#4343618)
Thanks Howie for the comment. These plaques embody a lot of what the HOM will carry forward, so I think they should reflect well on our group efforts.
   1433. Rob_Wood Posted: January 09, 2013 at 06:57 PM (#4343622)
Mike Schmidt

6th line: led in OBP in 1981-83 (not 1980-82)

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Tom Seaver

1st line: "The Franchise" nickname is not needed here

2nd line: his 19 K's is not an NL record now since Kerry Wood got 20; need to say he held these records when he retired or something like that

3rd line: had 61 shutouts (not 60)

6th line: HA/9IP should be H/9IP (std comment)

6th line: did not lead NL in ERA+ in 1969 (Marichal did)

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Joe Sewell

2nd line: he was a left-handed batter (not right)

2nd line: 7,132 at bats (not games)

4th line: need ")" after "third baseman"

5th line: says 2-time gold glove winner but then lists 4 seasons

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Jimmy Sheckard

delete blank row after team line

1st line: oufielders should be outfielders

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Al Simmons

1st line: foot should be left foot

5th line: SB (1930) should be R (1930) [Simmons never led in stolen bases but did lead AL in runs scored in 1930]
   1434. Rob_Wood Posted: January 09, 2013 at 07:56 PM (#4343670)
Ted Simmons

cap line: insert (NL)

2nd line: had 6 20+ HR seasons (not 7)

2nd line: I don't understand the 2,472 record hits; record for switch-hitter (Rose??), record for catchers (but not all of his hits were as a catcher)??

3rd line: add "in a season" after 100 RBI

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George Sisler

3rd line: his 41-game hit streak was in 1922 (not 1920)

3rd line: his career assist record has since been eclipsed so "is a ML record" needs to be modified (when he retired, or something)

4th line: there are two consecutive items about Win Shares AL Gold Glove Award (one for 1922 and the other for 1918); either combine or correct

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Enos Slaughter

team line: he was on KC in 1955-56 (not 1954-55)

1st line: what does "and left the game with exactly that number for his career" mean (right after a comment about how many career .300 seasons he had)?

4th line: re the famous mad dash play -- scoring from 1st on a double is quite common so I would either delete "on only a double" or say "on only a short double"

I would add that he missed 1943-45 in military service
   1435. Rob_Wood Posted: January 09, 2013 at 09:03 PM (#4343712)
Ozzie Smith

2nd line: he did not have a "great" arm over the course of his career (it arced from good to decent)

4th line: "career, Hard" should be "career. Hard"

5th line: career SB% was 80% (not 87%)

5th line: his famous HR in the 1985 NLCS won game 5; Cards won the pennant the next game -- so I would not say that the HR "won the pennant for St. Louis"

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Reggie Smith

1st line: "only man" should be "only switch hitter"

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Duke Snider

1st line: "didn't embarrass himself" should be "held his own" (in my opinion -- "didn't embarrass himself " does not belong on a plaque)

1st line: "from the 1950s" should be "in the 1950s"

2nd line: had only 1 100 BB season (not 6) [so I would not mention this]

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Warren Spahn

6th line: HA/9IP should be H/9IP (std comment)

7th line: had 7 SHO only 3 times (not 4)

7th line: ,609 should be .609

I would add that he spent 1943-45 in military service

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Al Spalding

4th line: 1975 should be 1875 (twice)

4th-6th lines: BB-Ref's NA league leaders do not match this [presumably a different source was used; not sure if we want BB-Ref to be the authoritative source for the plaques]
   1436. Rob_Wood Posted: January 09, 2013 at 11:38 PM (#4343823)
Tris Speaker

3rd line: "made his mark the career" should be "made his mark on the career"

6th line: led HR in 1912 (not 1916)

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Joe Start

4th line: "Awrd" should be "Award"

4th line: "Games AB" should be "AB" [he did not lead in Games in 1878]

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Dave Stieb

3rd line: "career highs in ERA and ERA+" should be "career bests in ERA and ERA+"

4th line: HA/9IP should be H/9IP (std comment)

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Don Sutton

1st line: need to insert "wins" either after "300" or "324" (unclear as is)

3rd line: had 272.2 IP in 1972 (not 270)

3rd line: HA/9IP should be H/9IP (std)

4th line: "in 1982" should probably be "on the last day of the 1982 season"

5th line: HA/9IP should be H/9IP (std)

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Ezra Sutton

team line: first year with A's was 1873 (not 1872)
   1437. Rob_Wood Posted: January 10, 2013 at 12:45 AM (#4343849)
Bill Terry

2nd line: hits a home run "when needed" sounds like we are saying that he could hit a HR whenever he wanted to (I suggest different wording)

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Sam Thompson

5th line: also led NL SLG in 1894

5th line: also led NL RBI in 1894

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Joe Torre

cap line: insert (NL)

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Cristobel Torriente

we should say that he is Cuban, right?

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Alan Trammell

team line: 14. 8 should be 14.8

1st line: from 1978 to 1995 should be 1977 to 1995 (teammates with Whitaker)

5th line: Silver Slugger in 1987-88, 1990 (not 1987-90)

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Quincy Trouppe

team line: Bismark should be Bismarck

2nd line: "with the ball as he" should be "with the ball"

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Dazzy Vance

4th line: led CG in 1924, 1927 (not 1924-27)

4th line: cap says Robins, here says Dodgers franchise (say Robins became known as Dodgers in 1932, or could be confusing)

last line: " (plus" should be ", plus"
   1438. Rob_Wood Posted: January 10, 2013 at 03:41 PM (#4344415)
Arky Vaughan

2nd line: reads like he had 19 HR in Forbes Field in 1935 (he had 10 at home and 9 on road)

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Rube Waddell

2nd line: I do not understand the comment "he also struck out 17 the same year" -- 16 was his record, not 17, right? (Feller set AL record with 17)

3rd line: says 5-time AL Staff Pitcher but only lists 3 years

5th line: GS (39 in 1904) should be CG (39 in 1904)

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Honus Wagner

1st line: (Deutchman) is not needed

throughout the stats cited do not match BB-Ref (different source used?)

2nd line: I suggest adding that he was a record 8-time NL batting champ (need to emphasize how great he was at the bat)

6th line: I find it impossible that Wagner was not named Silver Slugger in more seasons (e.g. 1905 among others)

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Bobby Wallace

1st line: "One of the most durable players of all time" (really??)

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Ed Walsh

1st line: "in the majors" is blah; how about "in the first decade of the 1900s"

5th line: it is not a good thing for a pitcher to lead league in hits allowed (remove item)

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Paul Waner

1st line: had 3,152 hits (not 3,512)

   1439. Rob_Wood Posted: January 10, 2013 at 04:49 PM (#4344489)
John Ward

Re: nicknames on plaques, here is a guy who was known as a nickname (Monte) and full name (John Montgomery Ward) but never mentioned here.

1st line: 1878-83 should be 1878-84

2nd line: these Win Share figures are prorated to 162-game seasons?

4th line: no idea what GF (1,799) means [it cannot be Games Finished]

4th line: I would not include his league-leading save totals since it was exactly one save!

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Willie Wells

4th line: doubles should be Doubles

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Zack Wheat

4th line: (29) should be (29 in 1916)

4th line: all but the extra base hit figures are Dodger franchise records (not just Brooklyn) so I would call them the Dodger franchise records (but may need to tie the Cap=Robins to the Dodgers)

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Lou Whitaker

1st line: 18-year should be 19-year

1st line: 1978 should be 1977

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Deacon White

1st-2nd lines: Win Shares pro-rated to 162-game seasons? (I think we have to say that or not use Win Shares)

---

Hoyt Wilhelm

2nd line: 651 GF (not 661)

5th line: 9/IP (6.94) should be SO/9IP (6.94)
   1440. Rob_Wood Posted: January 10, 2013 at 08:15 PM (#4344638)
Billy Williams

2nd line: 1, 475 should be 1,475

4th line: 5 HR in consecutive games was in 1968 (not 1969)

last line: did not ever lead Cubs franchise in career AB/HR (that 15.9 figure is incorrect)

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Smokey Joe Williams

2nd line: "Yank" nickname is not needed (he already is Smokey Joe and Cyclone Joe on the plaque)

last line: he appears on both Eastern and Western league lists for the same seasons (please double-check)

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Ted Williams

1st-3rd line: I count 4 nicknames here (really bugs me, not sure why the plaques should be so nickname happy)

8th line: career OPS is 1.116 (not 1.115)

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Jud Wilson

team line: Crawford should be Crawfords

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Dave Winfield

2nd line: "The Wave" (really?)

2nd line: career OPS+ is 130 (not 129)

3rd line: "Winnie" (really??)

4th line: "one of a handful" to never play in minors (there have been dozens of players never to play in minors; reword to "one of a few"?)

last line: had 162 G in 1980 (not 1979)

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George Wright

4th line: Win Shares are prorated to 162-game seasons?

last line: BB-Ref has him as NA leader in AB also in 1875
   1441. Rob_Wood Posted: January 10, 2013 at 09:40 PM (#4344677)
Early Wynn

team line: was on Chicago White Sox in 1958-62 (not on Cleveland)

1st line: I would add here that he led the Go-Go Sox to their first pennant in 40 years

2nd line: ")and" should be ") and"

3rd line: "among major league hurlers" should be "among leaders of major league hurlers"

4th line: 7-time All Star (not 6-time; also made team in 1947)

I would add that he missed 1945 in military service

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Jimmy Wynn

1st line: "finest all-around centerfielder" (better than Willie Mays??)

2nd line: 43 out of 47 (not 43 out of 45)

2nd line: he was a slightly below-average fielder throughout his career, so I would not say his fielding was "impressive"

4th line: had 1 HR in 1974 WS (not 2)

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Carl Yastrzemski

3rd line: assists). should be assists.

7th line: need to add his record 3,419 hits here

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Cy Young

1st line: 15 20-win seasons (not 16)

4th line: did not lead NL in G in 1897 (Win Mercer did)

5th line: HA/9IP should be H/9IP (my std comment)

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Robin Yount

7th line: .578 SLG in 1982 (not .588)

7th line: had 162 G in 1988 (not 1982)

7th line: Adj. OPS should be Adj. OPS+
   1442. Rob_Wood Posted: January 10, 2013 at 09:42 PM (#4344679)

That is the last of the plaques so my review is complete. Let me know if I can help in the editing process.
   1443. Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: January 12, 2013 at 12:44 PM (#4345625)
Thanks a ton for this Rob . . . I will try to get these updated over the next week or two . . . you don't have editor access at BTF do you? If you have the time/inclination to post the updates, I could see about getting you access, just let me know.
   1444. Rob_Wood Posted: January 12, 2013 at 01:23 PM (#4345647)
I do not have editor access. Most of my edits are factual corrections (and/or "typos"). However, some are judgmental in nature (e.g., overuse of nicknames, pro-rated Win Share figures). Plus there seems to be discrepancies in the sources used (I used BB-Ref exclusively), especially for 19th century players. So I think it may be best that someone else make the final decisions. However, if you want me to take the lead on the editing, I would be happy to do so (of course, I would need editing access).
   1445. Rob_Wood Posted: January 12, 2013 at 07:05 PM (#4345790)
I am now looking at the HOM Plaque Room Home Page. Here are some things that need looking into:

1. The position totals have not yet been updated to reflect the most recent election of Bonds, Clemens, Piazza, and Biggio. Pitchers should be 67 (not 66), catchers should be 21 (not 20), Second Basemen should be 23 (not 22), and Left Fielders should be 24 (not 23).

2. The total count of elections is accordingly four short; it should be 250 (not 246).

3. The position rosters have some alphabetical errors. Players out of alphabetical order are: pitchers Bert Blyleven, David Cone, and Walter Johnson; third basemen Ken Boyer; and left fielder Barry Bonds.

4. I just noticed that some plaques seem to be missing. I do not see plaques for pitchers Steve Carlton and Bob Caruthers, catcher Gary Carter, and second baseman Frankie Frisch. (And as noted in my plaque edits listed in previous posts, plaques for Max Carey and Bill Freehan are chopped off in the plaque room.)

5. Another plaque edit: Charley Radbourn is listed as "SP" but this should be "P" (he is the only starting pitcher designated SP)

6. Stan Musial's plaque lists his position as 1B/LF/RF but he is listed among the left fielders on the home page roster (first position listed on plaque is supposed to govern).

7. Monte Irvin's plaque lists his position as CF/LF but he is listed among the left fielders on the home page roster (first position listed on plaque is supposed to govern).

8. Not sure why, but several players (in the plaque room) do not have their names linked to their respective Baseball Reference player page (see, for example, Wade Boggs and Roy Campanella).
   1446. Rob_Wood Posted: January 12, 2013 at 07:19 PM (#4345793)
Oh, I just saw the note at the bottom of the Plaque Home Page that all Win Share figures are indeed prorated to 162 game seasons. I did not see that previously. So kindly ignore my comments on the Win Share figures on the plaques, and I apologize to the plaque writer(s) for questioning this.
   1447. Rob_Wood Posted: January 12, 2013 at 10:52 PM (#4345952)
I have done a review of the number of seasons (equivalent full team-seasons) listed for the position players on the plaques. Here are the ones that need to be modified (or at least double-checked):

Wade Boggs 15.4 (not 14.2)

Carlton Fisk 16.2 (not 13.5)

Jimmy Foxx 15.0 (not 14.1)

Goose Goslin 14.8 (not 11.5)

Hank Greenberg 9.1 (not 8.1)

Paul Molitor 17.1 (not 16.0)

Pee Wee Reese 14.1 (none listed)

Cal Ripken 19.0 (not 18.0)

Brooks Robinson 18.1 (not 16.7)

Frank Robinson 17.7 (not 18.3)

Al Simmons 14.4 (not 14.1)

Dave Winfield 19.0 (not 17.4)

   1448. Rob_Wood Posted: January 13, 2013 at 04:21 PM (#4346317)
Additional HOM Plaque Home Page suggested edits

2012 Franchise Cap Standings:

1. 2012 should be 2013

2. Cubs: TFBrown should be MBrown (to be consistent with plaque)

3. Yankees: Dimaggio should be DiMaggio

4. Reds: CJones should be CharJones (to differentiate from Chipper Jones)

5. Dodgers: need a space in front to align with other franchises

6. Pirates: Vaughn should be Vaughan

7. Red Sox: remove space in front to align

8. Orioles: should we call this Orioles/Browns?

9. Twins: should we call this Twins/Senators

10. Rangers: K. Brown should be KBrown (to be consistent with others)

11. Providence Grays: Radbourne should be Radbourn (to be consistent with plaque)

12. Mariners: Martinez should be EMartinez
   1449. Rob_Wood Posted: January 13, 2013 at 04:28 PM (#4346331)
Additional HOM Plaque Home Page suggested edits

2012 Cap Standings by City

1. 2012 should be 2013

2. Chicago: B. Foster should be W. Foster; Herman should be Bi. Herman; Hill should be P. Hill (to be consistent)

3. New York: J. Williams should be S.J. Williams (to be consistent)

4. St. Louis: Smith should be O. Smith (to be consistent)

5. Boston: Smith should be R. Smith (to be consistent)

6. Pittsburgh: Waner should be P. Waner (to be consistent)

7. Baltimore: Wilson should be J. Wilson (to be consistent)

8. Brooklyn: G. Johnson should be H.R. Johnson (to be consistent)

9. Cincinnati: Jones should be Char. Jones (to be consistent)

10. Providence: Radbourne should be Radbourn (to be consistent)

11. Seattle: Martinez should be E. Martinez (to be consistent)
   1450. Rob_Wood Posted: January 13, 2013 at 04:34 PM (#4346337)
Additional HOM Plaque Home Page suggested edits

2012 Cap Standings by State ...

1. 2012 should be 2013

2. 2nd line: knowm should be known

The state tallies do not seem to be consistent with the city tallies, so I will point out discrepancies here

3. Georgia 1 (not 2)

4. Illinois 29 (not 28)

5. Indiana 1 (not 2)

6. Kentucky 1 (not 2)

7. New Jersey 1 (not 2)

8. New York 45 (not 42)

9. Washington 1 (not 0)

10. Oregon 0 (not 1)
   1451. Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: January 23, 2013 at 09:09 PM (#4353782)
Thanks Rob . . . not ignoring these, just looking for time to tackle them . . . I really appreciate the work. This is great stuff.

   1452. SavoyBG Posted: January 28, 2013 at 04:51 PM (#4356858)
Molitor should be listed as a DH, he played more games at DH than he did at 3B.
   1453. OCF Posted: January 28, 2013 at 07:36 PM (#4356991)
The issue for us has never been the number of games played, but rather which position he created the most value at.
   1454. SavoyBG Posted: January 28, 2013 at 10:21 PM (#4357075)
The issue for us has never been the number of games played, but rather which position he created the most value at.


If that is so, why is Monte Ward listed as a SS.

He was more valuable as a pitcher than he was as a SS. His overall value as a position player was more than it was as a pitcher, but he played a lot of his games at other positions aside from SS, especially 2B.

   1455. Rob_Wood Posted: January 29, 2013 at 01:38 AM (#4357151)
Here's another random thought. Can the HOM Plaque Room be stickied to appear at the top of the HOM page? As it currently is, the plaque room is difficult to find (or even know it exists). Thanks.
   1456. Rob_Wood Posted: January 29, 2013 at 02:23 AM (#4357154)

Just clearing up a suggested edit listed above ... BB-Ref reports that Ron Santo had 337 HR as a 3B in his career (out of 342 total).
   1457. natebracy Posted: November 22, 2013 at 07:42 PM (#4604706)
I can't locate the plaques for Steve Carlton, Bob Caruthers, Gary Carter, or Frankie Frisch.
   1458. Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: November 25, 2013 at 03:12 AM (#4605587)
Rob Wood (1455), yes great idea.

Natebracy, thanks for pointing that out ... I'll do some digging tomorrow to try and figure out what happened.
   1459. Joey Numbaz (Scruff) Posted: November 27, 2013 at 10:50 AM (#4606692)
Nate . . . looks like it might be a character limitation in the behind the scenes manager for BBTF.

There are two parts of the A-F page entry, a "body" and an "extended". The body cuts off halfway through Max Carey's plaque. The extended section starts with Oscar Charleston. It cuts off halfway through Freehan's plaque and Frisch is gone.

I've asked the powers that be to look into it, we'll get it figured out and fixed. I also assume something similar is happening with the other pages.
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