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Old 08-29-2012, 01:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Dick Bartell: Pre WWII era shortstop- 2 time all star, 3 time pennant winner, batting average over .300 in a season 5 times in his career, one of the premier defensive players in the league, and one of the most forgotten players on this era. He had better numbers than many shortstops/infielders of this era (Rizzuto, Schoendienst) and almost identical numbers to Pee Wee Reese- A .284 career average and 2,165 hits during the pre war era for a shortstop are well above average accomplishments, as was his defense at a premium position.
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