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Wednesday, August 05, 2020

The Lost Career of Luke Easter

He’s much like the fictional superstar Roy Hobbs in the American Arthurian legend of a baseball book and movie The Natural — a left-handed hitter with incredible power, known for hitting towering home runs whose entry into the majors was delayed until his mid-30s. He’s a bit like Kevin Costner’s Crash Davis of Bull Durham fame, a prolific minor-league home run hitter. He’s even a little bit Satchel Paige, who was always coy about his real age.

baudib Posted: August 05, 2020 at 02:02 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. baudib Posted: August 05, 2020 at 05:49 PM (#5968051)
I talked to Dr. Chaleeko of Hall of Merit fame.
   2. ramifications of an exciting 57i66135 Posted: August 05, 2020 at 05:59 PM (#5968052)
but whatabout luke hochevar?
   3. Walt Davis Posted: August 05, 2020 at 09:43 PM (#5968085)
#2: It's a shame we don't have enough data to debate whether Appling or Easter was the best Luke of all-time.
   4. Rally Posted: August 05, 2020 at 09:54 PM (#5968088)
Skywalker had a fast start, but really declined fast. Kind of the opposite of Easter.
   5. Walt Davis Posted: August 06, 2020 at 07:17 AM (#5968117)
Good lord, the man was playing AAA at 48 (or "48"). At 46, he still put up a line of 281/379/514. At 42, 307/415/600 with 33 doubles and 38 HR. Bonds was just the 2nd Luke Easter.
   6. TJ Posted: August 06, 2020 at 07:56 AM (#5968118)
2: It's a shame we don't have enough data to debate whether Appling or Easter was the best Luke of all-time.


Matthew and Mark were a good 1-2 at the top of the order, but Luke hit third back in the pre-analytic days when you put your best bat in the #3 slot...
   7. AndrewJ Posted: August 06, 2020 at 10:52 AM (#5968141)
It's a shame we don't have enough data to debate whether Appling or Easter was the best Luke of all-time.


Gofannon or go home. #TheGreatAmericanNovel
   8. Bourbon Samurai stays in the fight Posted: August 06, 2020 at 05:04 PM (#5968200)
That's the first thing I've enjoyed from Zombie Deadspin, although I've hardly visited so perhaps they are doing good things I'm unaware of
   9. ramifications of an exciting 57i66135 Posted: August 06, 2020 at 05:18 PM (#5968204)
That's the first thing I've enjoyed from Zombie Deadspin, although I've hardly visited so perhaps they are doing good things I'm unaware of
they're not.

it's mostly just clickbaity slideshows and ap quality event reports.
   10. baudib Posted: August 06, 2020 at 05:25 PM (#5968208)
Sometimes there are jokes about your mom though.

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