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I get that. What I don't know is how they perceive Higuera. His career was brief but from 1985-88 years he was the best lefthanded pitcher in baseball. Never made the playoffs but the team did contend for 2 of those years.
I wonder why Teddy is not beloved as Busby is in KC.
KC Freddie Patek or Mike Sweeney (because Quiz deserves HOF consideration)
STL Ray Lankford
SEA Alvin Davis
BAL Elrod Hendricks
ATL Bruce Benedict? Ultimately, I think it's going to be Andruw Jones--as good a player as he used to be, I think he'll be one-and-done with the BBWAA
CHW Ron Karkovice
I'd say someone like Willie McGee is more popular [than Lankford]?
CIN Don Kessinger? Glenn Beckert? Ronnie Woo-Woo Vickers for the Imodium(TM) Hall of Irritation?
I assume you just typed two lines of Cubs guys and put one next to CIN by accident?
1977 Jim Wynn
1984 Joe Morgan
1999 Rusty Staub
I've always been fascinated how the Astros in the '60s had these 3 players, all of whom:
1)Could hit for pretty good power
2)Had pretty good batting eyes (all had seasons in their career where they walked 100+ times)
3)Were totally unsuited for playing in the Astrodome
Particularly in the cases of Morgan and Staub, nobody in MLB had any idea how good these players were until they got out of the Astrodome which was absolutely strangling their stats.
I've always been fascinated how the Astros in the '60s had these 3 players
I'm particularly amazed how the same team at the same time came up with perhaps the two smallest power hitters of all time.
The Cubs are a tough one. None of the nominees really click. It would probably be Reuschel but I don't recall him being very active around Chicago. Randy Hundley possibly? Jody Davis although I don't know that he comes back very often. Sarge even though he wasn't there very long. But Santo absorbed so much of that post-career love among Cub fans,* and was heavily involved in charity fundraising, there really wasn't much left.
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