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  • 1905 Giants
    I don't think I'd put in a guy with a 101 ERA+ and a .538 winning percentage (even acknowledging carppy teammates).

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    His is not even a remote candidate for the HoF. Basically a league average pitcher.

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  • Freakshow
    Mullin is not among the top 18 candidates from the decade of the 1900's. He was a workhorse, kind of a poor man's Vic Willis. Jack Powell is a better candidate of that genre from that time.

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  • dgarza
    He only looks good in the same way Dave Stewart looks good.

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  • jjpm74
    Mullin may have walked a lot of guys, but he also played on some pretty bad teams. When his team was in contention, he posted some great numbers, including 29-8 one year.

    I'm not saying he's a HOFer, but he's not that far off. Put him on a better team and he may have ended up with 20-30 more wins which puts him into more serious HOF contention.

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  • Fuzzy Bear
    George Mullin is NOT a HOFer. He's a pretty good pitcher who was wild.

    He was done as a major league starter after 1911; his "comeback" season in 1914 was in the Federal League, and says more about the Federal League than about Mullin.

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  • Cowtipper
    started a poll George Mullin

    George Mullin

    A five time 20-game winner and nine time 15-game winner, George Mullin played from 1902 to 1915, compiling a 228-196 record with a 2.82 ERA. He led the league in innings, games started and complete games in 1905 and wins and WL% in 1909. A workhorse, he was often in the top ten in innings pitched, games started and complete games. In fact, he ranks 55th, 88th and 25th in those categories, respectively.

    Mullin was a real stud in the postseason, posting a career ERA of 1.86.

    Not only was Mullin a good pitcher, he was also a solid hitter as well, posting a .262 lifetime batting average in 1531 at-bats. A two-way player, he appeared in 15 career games in positions other than pitcher, and he was used as a pinch-hitter 101 times in his career.

    Mullin has respectable grey ink of 145, and he is statistically similar to two HOF pitchers: Vic Willis and Red Faber.

    One knock against "Wabash George" is he had poor control, leading the league in walks four seasons in a row, from 1903 to 1906.

    Random trivia: He was the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter for the Detroit Tigers.

    More random trivia: His 200th career win came against the great Walter Johnson.

    So, should George Mullin be in the Hall of Fame?
    Last edited by Cowtipper; 05-18-2008, 10:55 AM.

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