400 Hitters Don’t Always Win Titles

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In 1894, the Philadelphia Phillies claimed four .400 hitters, yet Boston’s Hugh Duffy won the batting title with a .440 clip. The four Phillies .400 hitters were batting race runner-up Tuck Turner at .418, followed by right fielder Sam Thompson and left fielder Ed Delahanty, each with .407, and center fielder Billy Hamilton with .404. […]

30-30 Club: The First Players

Ken Williams: 30-30 Club

Ken Williams, one of the best left fielders in history, played mostly on the St. Louis Browns–with stars such as pitcher Urban Shocker, outfielder Baby Doll Jacobson, and the eventual Hall of Fame first baseman George Sisler. Williams had an unusual combination of speed and power. In 1922, he knocked in 39 home runs and […]

Greatest Players of All-Time Series: First Basemen–Total Defense

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The following post represents Part Three in a presentation of the best First Basemen in the history of baseball. This list covers the greatest defensive performers at first base.     #11 (3 tied):   Ed Konetchy Ed Konetchy was a gifted defender at first base. He played 15 seasons for a number of National […]

History of Baseball: Greatest Players Series–First Basemen

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The following post starts a three part presentation on the best First Basemen of All-Time. Part One will show Total Player Rating on the top 13. Part Two will cover the best offensive players at the position. And, Part Three will list the best defensive performers at First Base. Lou Gehrig, one of the great […]