Negro Leaguers and the Hall of Fame

Negro Leaguers and the Hall of Fame

Phil S. Dixon, Phil S. Dixon's American Baseball Chronicles Volume 1: Great
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Author: Steven R. Greenes

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476672687

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

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Since 1971, 35 Negro League baseball players and executives have been admitted to the Hall of Fame. The Negro League Hall of Fame admissions process, which has now been conducted in four phases over a 50-year period, can be characterized as idiosyncratic at best. Drawing on baseball analytics and surveys of both Negro League historians and veterans, this book presents an historical overview of NLHOF voting, with an evaluation of whether the 35 NL players selected were the best choices. Using modern metrics such as Wins Above Replacement (WAR), 24 additional Negro Leaguers are identified who have Hall of Fame qualifications. Brief biographies are included for HOF-quality players and executives who have been passed over, along with reasons why they may have been excluded. A proposal is set forth for a consistent and orderly HOF voting process for the Negro Leagues.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Tip O Neill and the St Louis Browns of 1887

Tip O Neill and the St  Louis Browns of 1887

Pearson, Daniel M. Baseball in 1889: Players Vs. Owners. Bowling Green, OH: ...
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(1976): 37–42. ... American Baseball. Volume 1. From Gentleman's Sport to the
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Author: Dennis Thiessen

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476672908

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 251

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In 1887, Tip O’Neill, left fielder for the St. Louis Browns, won the American Association batting championship with a .492 average—the highest ever for a single season in the Major Leagues. Yet his record was set during a season when a base on balls counted as a hit and a time at bat. Over the next 130 years, the debate about O’Neill’s “correct” average diverted attention from the other batting feats of his record-breaking season, including numerous multi-hit games, streaks and long hits, as well as two cycles and the triple crown. The Browns entered 1887 as the champions of St. Louis, the American Association and the world. Following the lead set by their manager, Charles Comiskey, the Browns did “anything to win,” combining skill with an aggressive style of play that included noisy coaching, incessant kicking, trickery and rough play. O’Neill did “everything to win” at the plate, leaving the no-holds-barred tactics to his rowdier teammates.
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ISBN: 0835227464


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