Nobody else seems to have any interest/insight on the 60s second baseman. I've mentioned McAuliffe and Morgan- any thoughts?
I think we should still take some shots at the 1970s right fielder. Brett and I narrowed it down to 1973 Reggie Jackson, 1978 Dave Parker, and 1979 Dave Winfield. There is no guarantee one of them is right, but we consider them the best possibilities.
Because I am more confident in that, I am going to take a swing. Since brett has suspended his guessing, there is no way I can win. We both have three strikes, and he has far more correct answers. If I'm right, great, but if not, I'm willing to take one for the team.
How about Reggie Jackson 1973 for right field?
Would you guys like a hint? Or maybe you should recruit some people to help you out? There's only about five answers to go.
A disclosure: I am using the Lahman fielding database to see if a player has played at least 50% of his games at a position. This tells me nothing of his performance, only whether he qualifies for the position, and so I think I am playing within the rules.
I think Carew didn't come up until about 67- maybe it was 66. So, he's a possibility too but his best years were in the 70s.
Since McAuliffe was a shortstop during some of his prime, I'm inclined to think it was Morgan, though McAuliffe- and maybe the other 2- remain possibilities.
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I'll take a flyer- Joe Morgan 1967- 2B 1960s.
The 1960s second baseman attended Washington Heights High School. His agent was Jerry Simon. He worked as a batting coach following retirement.
Unfortunately I don't have any other hints without giving him away. I'll also spill the beans for the 1970s shortstop:
He was born in West Virginia and began in the Philadelphia farm system at age 18.
Bumping this. If we've lost interest, I'll give the answers
Bumping this. It's been more than a week than the last post, and I think it's time to move on to the next version, if anyone's interested in trying another. But we should probably let this one run through the rest of the day.
Rod Carew 1969?
If I'm wrong, that's my 4th strike.
At this point, we might as throw in all of our guesses