Bill Dahlen Has to be in the Hall of Fame Before any disgraced player is even thought of.
Ev Cope HOF researcher had this to say.Bill Dahlen died on Dec 5th 1950 62+ years ago. However, he continues to suffer the fate of several of his contemporaries seemingly forgotten by Cooperstown despite a career that compares favorably with various honorees. How unfair that there HOF bids are overlooked for want of of research diligence. Such efforts would show Dahlens worthiness. Ninety Nine years after his retirement he still ranks in the top 100 all time in: Games, plate appearances, at-bats, runs, hits, singles, triples, times on base, hit-by-pitch, walks and stolen bases. His work at shortstop places him 11th all time in games at that position, 2nd in putouts and fourth in assists. The new Range Factor statistic ranks Dahlen sixth all time among shortstops. With the above how can this ballplayer not be in the HOF
Bill Dahlen played for the following Teams: Chicago Colts
New York Giants