Sports Legends Passing Away

alkeiper

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I feel Ford is something of an underrated pitcher at this point. Casey Stengel would alter his usage so he faced contending teams and skipped cellar dwellers. When Ralph Houk took over and put Ford on a regular rotation, Ford went 66-19 over a three year run. 146 World Series innings pitched, 10 wins and a 2.71 ERA to show for it. The all time leader in World Series wins and innings pitched.
 

HarleyQuinn

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Agreed, he tends to get somewhat underrated (if not short-changed?) in the pantheon of Yankees greats. Worth noting he missed 2 years due to military service and still came back to win over 230 games.
 

Spaceman Spiff

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RIP
 

MFer

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All these baseball legends passing away this year...that paired with MLB's fan demographics being way older than other major sports, and it feels like the game is slowly fading away in a sense.
 

HarleyQuinn

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God damn... fantastic player. Okay announcer although the whole anti-sabermetrics aspect tarnished his legacy a little bit for me. I updated the thread title because I suspect we're gonna be getting a lot more players.
 

alkeiper

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Six Hall of Famers have passed in 2020. Kaline, Seaver, Gibson, Ford, Morgan, Brock. Only other year with six was 1972.
 

strummer

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RIP Joe. Terrific player. He seemed to have a biting sense of humor in real life that he didn't show on tv as a broadcaster. I can remember him being pretty funny on Married .With Children when he did a guest spot.

Didn't agree with his anti statistics beliefs but he could be entertaining interacting with Jon Miller.

What an awful year
 

Dandy

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To me, the heart and soul of the Big Red Machine. Lots of fans want to point to Rose as the hometown boy but Morgan was the piece.
 

alkeiper

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The Reds had made the World Series in 1970. Morgan pushed them into a dynasty.

Eight years with the Reds. Morgan had a five year span where he AVERAGED 22 home runs, 62 steals, 118 walks a season. Four gold gloves. Two MVPs. An average WAR of 9.6. He ground into six double plays a year. One of the greatest players all time about avoiding the double play. Morgan hit .271 over his career. Every single way you can measure a player beyond batting average makes Morgan look better.

RIP Joe. Terrific player. He seemed to have a biting sense of humor in real life that he didn't show on tv as a broadcaster. I can remember him being pretty funny on Married .With Children when he did a guest spot.

Didn't agree with his anti statistics beliefs but he could be entertaining interacting with Jon Miller.

What an awful year
 
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