Sure was a crazy time when SS and 2Bmen were hitting 50+ and 40+ respectively. Who would have thought that those guys would be leading their team (if not the league) in HRs? I know Hornsby hit a ton for a while in the '20s, but that era has it's own thread discussing that insanity. I used to think Rico Petrocelli was really something for his 40 HR as a SS, but then A-Rod started hitting 50+ a year. Kinda drowns out what Vern Stephens, Rico, and Cal Ripken had done previously.
Originally Posted by StanTheMan
"It ain't braggin' if you can do it!" Dizzy Dean
"He was a natural athlete. He was also one of the strongest men I'd ever met. He could tear telephone books in half all day long. He never used a knife to cut an apple; he simply split it in two with his fingers. And he was fast. Dave could outrun anyone on our team. . . . The Lord had given freely to Dave." Willie Stargell on Dave Parker