Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Today, New York's version of Robin Yount announced that 2014 will be his last season.
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Wait?  The Great Derek Jeter?  He belongs in the pantheon.  He's like Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, and Mickey Mantle had a love child and then had him raised by Emily Post.  How could this clutch, gritty, inner circle Hall of Famer ever be compared to such a "pedestrian" type player. Well...
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According to Baseball Reference:
Similar Batters:
  1. Craig Biggio (823)
  2. Paul Molitor (805) *
  3. Roberto Alomar (789) *
  4. Robin Yount (786) *            <---------
  5. Charlie Gehringer (756) *
  6. Johnny Damon (729)
  7. Ivan Rodriguez (723)
  8. Joe Morgan (723) *
  9. Ted Simmons (718)
  10. Frankie Frisch (716) *
* - Signifies Hall of Famer

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The truth hurts. 

I'll have to get him a lovely gift basket before September.


Commishbob said...

Note that Biggio is #1. Yount deserved it, Jeter will get in on the first ballot (and deserve it) and yet Biggio sits and waits.

jacobmrley said...

Oh, sure he belongs, my point was he is a lot closer to Robin Yount than he is to being Mickey Mantle or Joe DiMaggio.

And don't think I didn't notice that Biggio thing right away, but I covered Biggio recently.

Commishbob said...

Yea, sorry. I didn't intend to come off as being critical. It's just that the Biggio snub is so dumb, I jumped right on that number as soon as I saw it.