Almost Cooperstown

Ep 20 - Franchise's Best Player Ever - National League

October 08, 2020 Gordon Kolier & Mark Kolier Season 1 Episode 20
Almost Cooperstown
Ep 20 - Franchise's Best Player Ever - National League
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Almost Cooperstown
Ep 20 - Franchise's Best Player Ever - National League
Oct 08, 2020 Season 1 Episode 20
Gordon Kolier & Mark Kolier

Having the designation of being a MLB 'best player in the history of the franchise' is both a fun and dicey topic. Some of them are true no-brainers but others are not as crystal clear. Franchise length has something to do with as well since how to compare the Cubs (pre-dating 1900) franchise with the Marlins (1993)? To be a best player in franchise history means the player was there for at least 7 or 8 years at minimum.  We went deep and will cover the AL in Episode 21. 

Correction:  Billy Williams of the Cubs is of course in the HOF! 

Show Notes

Having the designation of being a MLB 'best player in the history of the franchise' is both a fun and dicey topic. Some of them are true no-brainers but others are not as crystal clear. Franchise length has something to do with as well since how to compare the Cubs (pre-dating 1900) franchise with the Marlins (1993)? To be a best player in franchise history means the player was there for at least 7 or 8 years at minimum.  We went deep and will cover the AL in Episode 21. 

Correction:  Billy Williams of the Cubs is of course in the HOF!