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Tommy Henrich

Tommy Henrich

Eligible in 1956.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 10, 2005 at 11:54 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: July 11, 2005 at 12:08 AM (#1462733)
With appropriate WWII credit, does he have a case?

BTW, I have always had an affection for him since my cyclist grandfather also was bestowed with Henrich's famous nickname while he was a professional during the thirties and forties: "Old Reliable."
   2. Chris Cobb Posted: July 11, 2005 at 02:22 AM (#1462856)
With appropriate WWII credit, he looks like he'll rank pretty close to Dixie Walker, and that's pretty far down on the outfield depth chart. A fine player, but not close to the HoM.
   3. EricC Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:33 AM (#1604430)
Huge error in Bill James' NHBA: career WS/162 should be 26.24, not 19.43. Henrich's career WS/162 is higher than Bill Terry's (26.17). Without WWII, Henrich's career likely would have been very similar in length to that of Terry. Terry has a higher known peak, but we'll never know what might have been.
   4. Howie Menckel Posted: September 09, 2005 at 01:28 AM (#1606468)
Deos he deserve any minor league credit for being stuck in Cleveland's farm system til age 24? I know he got sprung by Judge Landis, but not sure if his numbers in the minors matched the clear potential.
I still don't see him as a top 30, but nice career.
   5. Paul Wendt Posted: September 10, 2005 at 01:56 PM (#1610060)
BTW, I have always had an affection for him since my cyclist grandfather also was bestowed with Henrich's famous nickname while he was a professional during the thirties and forties: "Old Reliable."

And for Joe Start?
   6. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: September 12, 2005 at 01:26 PM (#1613288)
And for Joe Start?

Yeah, I like him a little more for that, too. :-)

Huge error in Bill James' NHBA: career WS/162 should be 26.24, not 19.43. Henrich's career WS/162 is higher than Bill Terry's (26.17). Without WWII, Henrich's career likely would have been very similar in length to that of Terry. Terry has a higher known peak, but we'll never know what might have been.

I think it's advisable to ignore the WS/162 Games in the NHBJA and either find the numbers elsewhere or calulate them yourself. Too many errors there.

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