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Originally Posted by theoldcoastleague
<How can guys like Al Oliver not make it past the first ballot. I think racism plays a factor. (.303 average, 2743 hits, 6 post season appearances).>
He's an interesting case. He's arguably not as good as Wynn, Van Haltren, Jimmy Ryan, Dale Murphy, Fred Lynn, Edd Roush, Butler, and WDavis but he's arguably better than KCuyler, Duffy, Doby, LWaner, and Combs.
<Sad but true. If Lee Smith were white he'd have made it already.>
Gossage IS white, is MORE deserving, and has NOT made it yet
Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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