BaseballReference.com oddities

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Found it.

The only players in the history of MLB with more All Star games appearances than Bill Freehan who are not in the HOF are Mark McGuire, A-Rod, Bonds, and Pete Rose.

And Freehan was a catcher!!
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Right, but are All-Star appearances really something you think about when you consider how great a player is? His numbers are really pedestrian year to year.
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Cather is a different position.
Fat Bib Fortuna
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agsalaska said:

Cather is a different position.
You're still on this?
Are you Bill Freehan?
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OK. In honor of this fantastic night of Iowa's cornfield baseball, this was Shoeless Joe Jackson.

Shoeless Joe


First, I had no idea he was 32 when he played his last game. I have always imagined him to be like 25 or 26. He played over 1300 games over 13 years.

He also played for three different teams which I also did not realize. Though he never played in the NL. A's Indians and White Sox.

A career batting average of .356 is absolutely phenomenal no matter what era. He was also a great power hitter for his era, hitting 54 dead ball homeruns and 168 triples. that 168 number is 26th all time, one behind Rogers Hornsby who played 900 more games.

I am not really good with WAR, but 62.2 over 1300 games sounds really good.


Edit to add the S to the man from Fort Worth with two first names



Also the first of the eight to die.
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Joe Jackson's rookie year he hit .408 and lost the batting title by 12 points to Ty Cobb.
 
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