Monday, March 05, 2007

Hall of Mediocrity

This past Christmas I received a great gift, The Ballplayers: Baseball's Ultimate Biographical Reference. It's filled with about every player who has played in the major leagues. The best thing I have found in The Ballplayers is the random guys that had very little impact on the game but they still put them in there.

Since it is spring training and baseball season is around the corner I thought on days that I am a little scatter brained or have nothing of interest to say I'll give you one of the guys I have found. If you know of one of these kinds of players with a weird background post a comment and I'll try to add them in.

Sam Agnew played from 1913-19 for the Browns, Red Sox, Senators. 560 games, .204 BA, 2 HR, 98 RBI

Agnew was a Browns Regular for three seasons (1913-15) and led American League catchers in errors in two of those years because of a scatter gun arm. In 1915 he committed 39 errors

1 comment:

Blitz Krieg said...

The one baseball player I'll always remember was a Cleveland Indian named Walt "No Neck" Williams. He was just a plain old nice guy. Not only did he sign stuff for me once, he actually asked me questions about what position I played and how good my team was that year.