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  • Eddie Plank Thread

    Eddie Plank was good enough to have his own thread.

    Does anyone wish to discuss 'Gettysburg Eddie'?

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    -------Eddie Plank, Athletics' P, 1909-12------------------------------1913-14----------------------------------Browns' P, 1916---BB Ref


    ----------Eddie Plank-----------------------------------------------------------Johnny Evers/Eddie Plank: Shake during 1914 World Series: October 10, 1914.


    --------------------------------1909-12


    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1906

    ------------------------- 1913-14


    -------------1909-12

    Last edited by Bill Burgess; 12-23-2011, 11:15 AM.

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    • #3
      Photo on left was taken April 18, 1915. When Eddie was with the Federal League St. Louis Terrriers.---BB-Reference


      ------------------------1914---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1916: St. Louis Browns.


      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------1912.
      Last edited by Bill Burgess; 12-23-2011, 11:21 AM.

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      • #4
        Despite being favorably viewed by some of sabermetricians' favorite tools (WAR, PRAA, Win Shares etc.,) very few have Plank in their top 25. In fact, Plank's WAR is 22nd all time. I have tried very hard to find some reasons in which Plank is viewed to have gotten so much support by his team's defenses, but have found nothing to drop Plank out of the top-25 realm. In my opinion, a very underrated pitcher.
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        • #5
          Is it true that Plank was so green upon reaching the majors that umpire Tom Connolly had to come out to the mound during a game and show him how to pitch without balking every delivery?
          "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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          • #6
            Brian McNamara has been rocking this topic.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Captain Cold Nose View Post
              Brian McNamara has been rocking this topic.

              http://www.baseball-fever.com/showth...ht=eddie+plank
              Oh my I forgot about this.
              "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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