Now I know he does not have the numbers, but I'm not a stats guy. I go by what I saw and he was a great Yankee. Yes, it matters if you play in New York. The pressure is that much greater. A .300 average in NY is like a .325 average in Kansas City. 9 Gold Gloves, 6-time All Star. Batting Champion. Career average at .307 with 2100 hits. So I say yes.
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Could not have said it better myself. We've gotten so caught up in sabremetrics these days that a player's defensive prowess is put aside. It was just him and Winfield carrying that team for so long. Then Dave left, and it was all him.
Great comparison to Bernie Williams. I never thought of that. There's a lot of great Yankees like that (Munson, Howard, Randolph).
I agree he won't get in. It's a bottom line (stats) league. That's why I wish they would use the NFL standard of measuring great players.
Bold statement...but true. My opinion on the Pete Rose issue has changed completely over the years. I used to be very much against him as a HoFer. Now I believe he needs to get in. Blyleven but no Rose? Ridiculous.