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Evaluating Negro Leagues Center Fielders, Part 1

No position in the Negro Leagues was a stacked with talent as centerfield. Which, when you think about it makes all kinds of sense. In leagues where the most talented players would later turn into outstanding major leaguers, and everyone else ranked from big-league regular to lower-minor-league fodder, the levels of talent and athleticism will vary considerably more than in the pro game we know today. 2,629 more words

Negro Leagues

Mount Rushmore, Cleveland Indians

Because they came so close but didn’t pull through last season, the 1948 and 1920 champs have the longest current drought in the game. Known as the Blues in 1901, the Bronchos in 1902, and the Naps from 1903 through 1914, the Indians are the only team, I believe, whose Rushmore all played the same position. 728 more words

Jim Thome