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    It's time for Zack Wheat.

    Zack Wheat was a fan darling, who hit among his league's leaders, hit line drives to all fields, had excellent BA, and fielded his LF position well with a fine OF arm.

    Zack adjusted to the live ball especially well. He had a bump in his career numbers when it was expected he should be gracefully declining. From 1923-25, at age 35-37, he had some of his best seasons. If that happened in today's climate, it would raise a lot of suspicious eyebrows, and cynical talk.
    Last edited by Bill Burgess; 07-25-2011, 01:19 PM.

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    -------------------------------------------1920------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1920


    -----------------------------1916--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1916


    ----------------------------------------1914------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1916-17


    -------------------------------------------------------------1914


    -----------Zack Wheat, Brooklyn LF, 1911----------------------Zack Wheat, 1918


    -------------------------------------------1912


    ------------------------------1923-27

    Last edited by Bill Burgess; 07-15-2011, 12:27 PM.

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    • #3
      I was wondering what modern -day player Wheat reminds you of. For some reason, Carl Yaz comes to mind. Any other/better suggestions?

      Zack Wheat, Dodgers' LF---BB Ref


      Zack Wheat, Dodgers' LF, 1919,---BB-Reference

      Last edited by Bill Burgess; 09-18-2012, 12:02 PM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by CTaka View Post
        I was wondering what modern -day player Wheat reminds you of. For some reason, Carl Yaz comes to mind. Any other/better suggestions?
        Billy Williams comes to my mind. Hard hitting left-fielder, who hit hard line drives to all fields.
        Last edited by Bill Burgess; 11-08-2008, 12:16 PM.

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        • #5
          a friend of mine named his first son zack after the beloved and highly respected brooklyn dodger.
          "you don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. just get people to stop reading them." -ray bradbury

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