Top Five Braves First Basemen, by Mark Bowman.
1. Freddie Freeman 2010-2020 ranks 4th among all MLB 1B w/ 34.6 WAR since 2011.
2. Joe Adcock 1953-1962 (above): 17.7 AB/HR ranks 4th behind Aaron, Mathews, Horner, & Andruw.
3. Fred McGriff 1993-1997: 1993 NL MVP voting: (3) Justice (4) McGriff (5) Gant
4. Fred Tenney 1894-1907 & 1911 – began MLB career as a left-handed catcher.
5. Chris Chambliss 1980-1986 (below, left).HM: Andres Galaraga 72 HR .46 OPS
HM: Felipe Alou finished 5th in 1966 NL MVP
HM: Julio Franco joined Braves at 42, ranks 19th w/ 349 GP at 1B for club.
No mention of Hank Aaron, who played some first late in his career.
Gale Sayers and Terrell Davis played seven NFL seasons, and were later inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Former Atlanta Falcon great William Andrews played only six seasons and was even more prolific, yet is never considered for Canton.
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My new commute was much better. Very nice. Traffic on the downtown connector is almost non-existent (below: this morning at the 14th Street bridge looking south). One tiny downside: I used the time driving back and forth to work to listen to my books.
Monday: not much to report. Had more phone conversations in the morning, and by afternoon was able to get a decent amount of computer work done. Still have a decent amount of work to do. Emails are coming to my phone but not to my laptop.
Ceil cooked beef tips with onions and peppers, over rice. Also tossed salad. Watched The Neighborhood and some other shows. Also did my Hinge Health exercises. The kids ordered out.I get to sleep a little later now. Got a decent 7.5 hours of sleep – 4.5 hours of quality sleep and almost 2.5 hours of deep sleep.
I still take a shower and shave. Wearing a Grizz Gaming t-shirt and shorts. Ceil had gone downstairs before me. I came downstairs, sat on the couch, and put on my Sonic the Hedgehog socks and sneakers. Then before walking over to the kitchen table to start work, I stopped by and gave Ceil a kiss goodbye, like I normally do before leaving for work.
SPARKY ANDERSON [SABR Bio] was a rookie with the Phillies just two year after another Phillies rookie had won the franchise’s first ever Rookie of the Year Award - Jack Sanford won the NL ROY in 1957 playing for PHI. Anderson played for PHI in 1959 but received no ROY votes. The organization traded that ROY to a team across the country and had high hopes that in Sparky they had again found someone who could perform at that level. Sanford was traded to SFG in December of ’58. As a result, they played Anderson in 152 of their scheduled 154 games in his rookie season. Anderson is the only player to play 150 G in one season and not play a single game in any other major league season. The player the Phillies got to replace Anderson at 2nd, played for them at that position for the next 17 years: Tony Taylor. Sparky rewarded them with one of the most unusual careers ever in the majors. He became Hall of Fame worthy a little later. Anderson’s managing got him to the Hall of Fame. One example - He was the 1st manager to lead a team to a WS championship in each league.
Like many, I count at least four specific reasons why I'm at extra risk to catch coronavirus. Five really. I haven't left home in two days. Still, there are things that have to get done. Needs to be met. The world isn't stopping.