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Whoever that pitcher was in the 90s who carved out a few good years on a low-K, very low-BB. I was thinking Mark Portugal but he's not the right guy. In LL, I could throw decently hard but was incredibly accurate for my age.
Screw you guys. I'm Mickey Mantle.
Mickey Mantle, circa 2012.
Solid defensive catcher but all OBP, no SLG at the plate and rarely fanned which has me thinking Jason Kendall.
I love that so many of us remember ourselves as high OBP hitters.
Players like me don't reach the majors. I got to continue playing longer than my talents merited because every now and then a ball would run into my bat and would go a mile. (always swing hard, you might connect. I'd never heard of Woodie Held, but it was my hitting style)
So who was a SS who had good opposite field power, doubles power mostly, high average hitter with decent walks, but too good a bad ball hitter and had too much fun swinging the bat to pull a ton of walks...?
Not to rain on any parades, but having watched my fair share of low level amateur play, I'm thinking these high-OBP histories are less the byproduct of Boggsian plate discipline rather than leagues filled with pitchers with Bobby Witt-level command of the zone.
Having said that, the last LL game I saw (my 8-yr old nephew's) featured walks in a majority of the plate appearances - it was easily the most boring baseball I've ever seen in my life.
I was a good glove CF, with a low-to-average OBP, no power but good baserunning. Early-career Steve Finley?
WHAT? Are you serious Crispix?
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