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Bruce Bochy: HOFer?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by CD Boogie, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. nietsroob17

    nietsroob17 Well-Known Member

    Will the Marlboro be included on the plaque?
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  2. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    So, you're saying Ralph Houk = Harold Baines?
  3. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    Harold Baines would be more akin to Gene Mauch or John McNamara.
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  4. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    If we are going by undeserving Hall of Famers, Harold Baines = Wilbert Robinson
  5. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Weren’t the Brooklyn Robins (precursor to the trolly Dodgers) named after him? That says something about his importance to the game at a certain point. I mean, how many pro teams have ever been named for a person? I can only think of this, the Naps for Lajoie and of course the NFL Browns. Were the MLB Browns named after someone?
  6. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah!!???

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  7. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    It's what they were known as but it wasn't technically an official name from the team.

    Either way, the guy managed for 19 seasons. He won two pennants, no titles and had 11 losing seasons.

    His season finishes:
    1st twice
    2nd once
    3rd once
    4th twice
    5th four
    6th six
    7th twice
    8th once
  8. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    I got a soft spot for Robbie. He was among the future skippers — McGraw, Jennings — who came up under my great great grandfather Ned Hanlon. If you say Ned doesn’t belong in the Hall, I might have to fight you ;)
  9. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    He definitely earned his spot.
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  10. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    The LA Dons of the AAFC were named for Don Ameche.
  11. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    Three World Series titles, four pennants.

    Taking the freaking Padres to the Fall Classic.

    In like Flynn.
  12. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    The St. Louis Browns franchise moved to St. Louis from Milwaukee in 1901. They were re-named the Browns in honor of the former St. Louis Brown Stockings, an original 1880s NL team that became the Cardinals.
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