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  • sschirmer
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    5' 6", a size five shoe, built like a fireplug, and could drink ya under the table. I think he might be my hero!

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  • mac195
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    ... and he had tiny feet, like size 3 or something...

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  • Appling
    started a poll When I think of HACK WILSON

    When I think of HACK WILSON

    54
    56 homeruns in 1930
    5.56%
    3
    191 RBI in 1930
    85.19%
    46
    Something else
    9.26%
    5
    Hack Wilson set the NL record for homeruns in a single season when he smashed 56 in 1930. This record was bettered 4 times by AL sluggers (twice by Ruth, once each by Jimmie Foxx and Hank Greenberg) so it was sometimes derided by AL fans who cited this as another proof of American League superiority.

    But the Wilson mark stood well the test of time. It bettered the old NL mark of 43 set by Chuck Klein just the year before, but Wilson's 56 remained the National League standard for 68 years -- until it was passed by McGwire and Sosa in 1998.

    Wilson set another record in 1930 as well: 190 Runs Batted In (since corrected to 191).

    When you remember Hack Wilson, what number do you think of?

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