Yes, this was actually true. With Buford, Blair, Frank, and Rettenmund in a World Series-tested outfield and Johnson at second since 1966, there was just no room. Moreover, they already had a stable of great starting pitching and thus no reason to trade a star position player for more. I believe Crowley, who had also racked up great stats at Rochester, made the team over Baylor because he was more than two years older, a lefty swinger on a predominantly right-handed hitting team, and could play both the outfield and first base.
I love this site and value the opinions and insight of everyone on it although I may not always agree. Don't post much because, to be honest, I can't keep up with all the posts and am usually 5 pages behind the discussion
My opinions differs from yours. I understand yours and respect them. But why would I want to post a reply only to be greeted with "this is just another example of a poor post! " just because its different than yours. My opinion is not valued by you. No "discussion" can start like that. I don't negative rep for your opinion, only when you treat someone else like a piece of crap.
It's all good though because any time I see one of your posts, I think of the Ron White bit about "maybe it's me." and i get a good laugh. Not posting the link but be careful of foul language if you search on youtube.
That means a whole lot. Barry Bonds is a jerk, and I wouldn’t vote for him if you put a gun to my head. But Cruz is by all accounts a great guy, plus he admitted his use and put it behind him.
So I do expect to get some votes, but I don’t think he’ll get in Unless he has a really outstanding next three years.
You’re correct. It was Stargell. I played a game on Sporcle last week and I thought that Aaron had done it. Not true. He led the NL in the 60s. Going back and looking at it, Aaron had the most homers over the course of the 60 and 70s, but not the 70s alone.