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I was thinking about this the other day and one player that comes to mind is George Brett. He played in the shadow of Mike Schmidt during his era. I was shocked to see that he only won 1 GG and couldn't break Buddy Bell's streak at least once between 1979-84.

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But if they're a Hall Of Famer, how can they be underrated? I vote a 1 out of 5 on this thread.



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Rod Carew.



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Babe Ruth. He did things that STILL haven’t been equaled.



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Superstar wrote: Babe Ruth. He did things that STILL haven’t been equaled.I luv Babe Ruth, he was awesome. But Babe Ruth < Ty Cobb. Plus Babe was hopped up on hotdogs, beer, and pussy - the modern-day equivalent of steroids. So if there was a HOF vote today, despite being arguably the two greatest baseball players of all-time, Pete Rose would have a better chance of getting in. Babe is QD'd for performance enhancing "steroid" hotdogs and beer. And Ty was misunderstood because he was smart enough to know most colored people are more bigoted than he was.



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Heenan Fan wrote: Superstar wrote: Babe Ruth. He did things that STILL haven’t been equaled.I luv Babe Ruth, he was awesome. But Babe Ruth < Ty Cobb. Plus Babe was hopped up on hotdogs, beer, and pussy - the modern-day equivalent of steroids. So if there was a HOF vote today, despite being arguably the two greatest baseball players of all-time, Pete Rose would have a better chance of getting in. Babe is QD'd for performance enhancing "steroid" hotdogs and beer. And Ty was misunderstood because he was smart enough to know most colored people are more bigoted than he was.
Groucho Marx and former Milwaukee Braves manager Fred Haney talk about the greatest of all time and both agree that it was Cobb.  Further, Haney says that Cobb was also the greatest manager of all time!  Groucho brings up Casey Stengel and John McGraw but Haney says Cobb, despite never winning a pennant as a manager, squeezed more out of his players than any other manager.  

And the teacher that plays "You Bet Your Life" with Haney belongs in our girl-next-door tournament.  Damn, I'm hot for teacher.  




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srossi wrote: Rod Carew.
Tremendous choice.  This is the absolute definition of the thread.  

Carew played the first part of his career in Minnesota, which hurt his "name recognition". 
The last seven seasons were with the Angels, who always played second fiddle to the Dodgers in those years.

Look at these numbers:

18-time All-Star
7 AL batting titles
ROY
1 MVP awar

He's essentially the AL 70s/80s version of Tony Gwynn in the NL during the 80s/90s (who had 15 All-Star appearances and eight batting titles).

You hardly ever hear anything about Carew.  Great call.

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Ty Cobb > Rod Carew. Both guys were great. But Ty played In a harder era to hit the ball and got on base much more than Rod. And even though Rod was a beter fielder, it wasn't by much.

Another reason that Ty Cobb was more underrated and better than Rod Carew was that Carew hated EVERYONE who wasn't black or Jew.

Cobb hated everyone equally.



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Heenan Fan wrote: But if they're a Hall Of Famer, how can they be underrated? I vote a 1 out of 5 on this thread.
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Jim Rice. Took him 15 years to get elected. Overshadowed by many players of his era despite his stats.



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I believe Ken Stabler had to huff and puff (after he passed on) to get into the HOF. A shame. A true great. 

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Angelic Assassin wrote: Jim Rice. Took him 15 years to get elected. Overshadowed by many players of his era despite his stats.
Not better than Dave Parker.



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Double X, Jimmy Foxx.
When he retired, only one major leaguer hit more home runs than Foxx. If he played today, he would be a fantasy baseball superstar. A triple crown threat power hitter who played multiple positions.

Off topic story, when Tom Yawkey owned the Sox, he financed a whorehouse. He would sample the wares & often brought along a guest or 2, including some Red Sox players.Supposedly, one of the players was Foxx.

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Robin Yount. Played in a small market and was only a 2x all star. 3000 hits and 2x MVP at 2 different positions. But the Brewers were never in the playoffs during his career after their World Series loss in 1982.



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lobo316 wrote: Double X, Jimmy Foxx.
When he retired, only one major leaguer hit more home runs than Foxx. If he played today, he would be a fantasy baseball superstar. A triple crown threat power hitter who played multiple positions.

Off topic story, when Tom Yawkey owned the Sox, he financed a whorehouse. He would ofter sample the wares & often brought along a guest or 2, including some Red Sox players.Supposedly, one of the players was Foxx.

Good choice. He wasn’t underrated at the time, but he’s been lost to history a bit. He was very close to Gehrig’s level (minus the consecutive games streak), but obviously one lives on in history and the other is rarely mentioned anymore. 



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