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maurice
04-30-2003, 02:54 PM
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LuvSox
04-30-2003, 05:03 PM
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RKMeibalane
04-30-2003, 05:04 PM
Originally posted by LuvSox
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Joe Jackson huh? I wouldn't bet on that.

AngelLeroy
04-30-2003, 05:49 PM
Originally posted by LuvSox
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Thomas is better.

fuzzy_patters
04-30-2003, 06:51 PM
Eddie Collins was better than Thomas. He didn't fall off in his early-mid thirties. If Thomas ever gets his career back on track, he can make a push, but thus far I think Collins had the better total career.

voodoochile
04-30-2003, 06:53 PM
Originally posted by fuzzy_patters
Eddie Collins was better than Thomas. He didn't fall off in his early-mid thirties. If Thomas ever gets his career back on track, he can make a push, but thus far I think Collins had the better total career.

Where does he rank from a team perspective in terms of avg, OBP, OPS, HR, RBI, R, BB, etc.?

I'm pretty sure Frank is close to the top if not the top person in each category.

fuzzy_patters
05-01-2003, 12:14 AM
Originally posted by voodoochile
Where does he rank from a team perspective in terms of avg, OBP, OPS, HR, RBI, R, BB, etc.?

I'm pretty sure Frank is close to the top if not the top person in each category.

Thomas also plays in an era in which teams hit .280 and the home run record is at 73. When Collins and Jackson played team averages were in the .230 range and Babe Ruth set the home run record with 29 in 1919 breaking the old record of 13 held by Home Run Baker. Collins and Jackson didn't fact minority players, of course, but Thomas gets to hit a clean, white baseball. Prior to 1920 the same baseball was often used throughout the game and the spitter was legal. Come to think of it, a case could probably be made for Luke Appling, too.

TheBigHurt
05-01-2003, 10:04 AM
YUP, no coubt he is the best hitter in Major League Baseball historyACTULLY, hes a close 2nd to Klayton

Dadawg_77
05-01-2003, 10:44 AM
Looking at Bill James' Win Share stat, Thomas is thrid on the list, and has the most shares from hitting prefromance. One of the positives from Win Shares is it is somewhat timeframe neurtral.