Re: A day that will live in infamy
posted at 1/6/2014 3:19 PM EST
In response to notin's comment:
In response to nhsteven's comment:
In response to youkillus' comment:
Interesting, Frazee's recipe for success, may have been borrowed by Cherington; A team of players working harmoniously together is always to be preferred to that possessing one star who hugs the limelight to himself . . .
enter Jonny Gomes and Shane Victorino, exit Carl Crawford, and A-Gon, stage left.
Except Frazee dismantled a great team; other players going from Bos to the NYY at this time included Dugan, Hoyt, Pennock, and Mays. This was largely due to GM Edward Barrow, who also moved from Boston. All but Dugan and Mays, who were pretty good players themselves, are HOFers, including Barrow
The relatively inexperienced Cherington reconfigured a team which resulted in a historical swing from a 48 yr low to a Title in back-to-back seasons. That's a big difference.
Also, the Sox sent Sad Sam Jones and Bullet Joe Bush to NY. While not HOF material, both were very, very good itchers.
Also, Carl Mays should be in the Hall.
Agreed, and thanks. You are always very informed. And I had to a double check to confirm Mays was NOT in the HOF. Big omission.
As far as unsung players are concerned, I thought that way of the recently passed Jerry Coleman; instrumental in the NYY success, and a war hero. Also, Petco has 2 statues outside of Petco, him and Tony Gwynn, who hit 394 in the most recent strike yr.