Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Mazeroski Remembered

I remember watching Mazeroski's home run. Not a happy moment for Yankee fans and one that has distorted objective reality for one Yankee fan in particular. It was a huge hit but perhaps not the only reason he was elected into the Hall of Fame. I hate to confuse opinions with facts but here's a few to consider:

17 major league seasons
10 time All Star
2 time NL MVP
8 Gold Gloves

While he hit .260 lifetime he stepped up in big games, batting .323 in five post-seasons including two World Series.

Apparently the Veteran's Committee believed that the dominant 2nd baseman over a full decade, 1958-67, who played big on the sport's biggest stage deserved Hall of Fame recognition when he was elected in 2001.

You be the judge.

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