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  • Roy Hobbs vs Kelly Leak

    Since baseball fever is in the midst of this "him vs him" threads I thought I's start this one as well. How was the greater ball player, Roy Hobbs or Kelley Leak?
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    Roy Hobbs
    65.63%
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    Kelly Leak
    34.38%
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    Last edited by Honus Wagner Rules; 06-13-2005, 01:38 PM. Reason: typo
    Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

  • #2
    Kelly Leak by a wide margin. He made plays all over the field and he rode that cool motorcycle. Plus he was played by the immortal Jackie Earl Haley. Does anyone even remember the name of the hack that played Hobbs?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by mordeci
      Kelly Leak by a wide margin. He made plays all over the field and he rode that cool motorcycle. Plus he was played by the immortal Jackie Earl Haley. Does anyone even remember the name of the hack that played Hobbs?
      True, true. Of course some would argue that Leak's league competition wasn't as strong as Hobbs'.
      Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules
        True, true. Of course some would argue that Leak's league competition wasn't as strong as Hobbs'.
        Competition schmompetition . . . and you can quote me on that.

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        • #5
          I'd compare Kelly Leak to Denny McClain. They were both super cool, but they just couldn't play long enough.

          Now Roy Hobbs ... there's a ballplayer. He wasn't able to break in until he was older. He knew what the game was about.
          AL East Champions: 1981 1982
          AL Pennant: 1982
          NL Central Champions: 2011
          NL Wild Card: 2008

          "It was like coming this close to your dreams and then watching them brush past you like a stranger in a crowd. At the time you don't think much of it; you know, we just don't recognize the significant moments of our lives while they're happening. Back then I thought, 'Well, there'll be other days.' I didn't realize that that was the only day." - Moonlight Graham

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          • #6
            When people see him walking down the street they say "There goes Roy Hobbes, the best there ever was in the game"

            nuf sed

            KH14
            “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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            • #7
              Originally posted by KHenry14
              When people see him walking down the street they say "There goes Roy Hobbes, the best there ever was in the game"

              nuf sed

              KH14
              No, they would have said that had he played a full career. As it was, he'll always be remembered as a one-year wonder and what could have been.
              Red, it took me 16 years to get here. Play me, and you'll get the best I got.

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              • #8
                I will not give Kelly Leak credit for being the Bill Lange of his time.
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                • #9
                  It's a tough call. Leak played a brillant center field, even catching the ball for the other outfielders as well. Hobbs played right field, a less demanding postion, but he had good range and a powerful throwing arm. However, Hobbs struck out more and Leak literally never struck out. Leak had more speed but of course being 12 he should be faster than a 37 year old! Hobbs was a much better "team" player, Leak was more of a motorcyle-riding loner. Of course Hobbs played in a stronger league. It's a classic lefty-righty debate. I haven't decided yet.
                  Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                  • #10
                    Didn't Leak hit over .800? Hobbs had that big slump in the middle of the season.
                    "It's fun, that's what it is, it's fun. Baseball is more fun than anything else. You can watch it and just love it and enjoy it. I don't think that there's anything tremendously philosophical about it. I don't think there's anything metaphysical I just think its so much fun to watch." - Robert Creamer

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by riverhawk
                      Didn't Leak hit over .800? Hobbs had that big slump in the middle of the season.
                      I just watched The Bad News Bears this past weekend. There was a scene at the ballet school where Kelly was hitting on one of the women students. He told her he was batting .841 for the season so far...
                      Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                      • #12
                        this was a real tough call to make.
                        i already had a quarter outta my pocket to flip because i kept going from hobbs to leak, leak to hobbs, back over to leak...

                        and then i remember that after leak quit baseball, he became interested in cycling.

                        i recall that i identified with him as a "cutter" (he rode under the assumed "mooch" so as not to be hounded by baseball fans), and so i was all set to cast my vote for leak.
                        but then i remembered that he reprised his "mooch" role on the television series that starred...
                        shaun cassidy.
                        and that is an unforgiveable sin.

                        roy hobbs.
                        Last edited by west coast orange and black; 08-17-2005, 04:59 PM.
                        "you don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. just get people to stop reading them." -ray bradbury

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by west coast orange and black
                          this was a real tough call to make.
                          i already had a quarter outta my pocket to flip because i kept going from hobbs to leak, leak to hobbs, back over to leak...

                          and then i remember that after leak quit baseball, he became interested in cycling.

                          i recall that i identified with him as a "cutter" (he rode under the assumed "mooch" so as not to be hounded by baseball fans), and so i was all set to cast my vote for leak.
                          but then i remembered that he reprised his "mooch" role on the television series that starred...
                          shaun cassidy.
                          and that is an unforgiveable sin.

                          roy hobbs.
                          For your reading pleasure. Kelly Leak has been spotted...

                          http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0355097/
                          Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                          • #14
                            Who's Kelly B. Leak?

                            ok, I guess I could look it up....

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                            • #15
                              [Joe Morgan]

                              Please

                              Lupus was the catlyst of the Bears, he had the intangibles and had great hustle and a never say die attitude, he also had the greatest 'picker' finger in the league

                              [/Joe Morgan]

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