Ok let’s cut the crap. Someone’s not in the Hall of Fame and I wanna know why…….
Player A (Hall of Famer)
In 1211 Games: .322 Avg / 1491 Hits / 812 R/ 42HR / 523 RBI
**** ****** was a stocky, hard-hitting, fierce-running and tough-sliding right fielder for the champion Giants of the 1920s. Aggressive and consistent, he was called “the greatest outfielder I ever saw,” by manager John McGraw.
****** hit over .300 for seven straight seasons and compiled a career average of .322. He led National League outfielders in assists on three occasions. A kidney disorder ended his career in 1926 and resulted in his premature death at the age of 30.
Player B (Snubbed)
In 1423 Games: .292 Avg / 1558 Hits / 696 Runs / 113 HR / 701 RBI
First Yankee captain since Gehrig. 7-time All-Star in 10 years, ***** was one of game’s greatest clutch hitters. Stats & awards don’t do his career justice. Still loved decades after his death. Many Yanks achieved more but none meant more to team and fans.
So, let’s compare one more time……
A. 1211 Games: .322 Avg / 1491 Hits / 812 R/ 42Hr / 523 Rbi
B. 1423 Games: .292 Avg / 1558 Hits / 696 Runs / 113 Hr / 701 Rbi
Both adored by fans, both deserving Hall-of-Famers. But only 1 is in.
As Ross Youngs was loved during the Roarin' 20’s, so was Thurman Munson 50 years later. Thurman Munson deserves the game’s highest honor.
It’s a shame that it hasn’t been done sooner, but Munson played the game with integrity and a steel determination. The Captain deserves a seat in The Hall.