View Full Version : Forgotten great outfield

09-29-2004, 01:15 PM
Posted By: <b>John/z28jd&nbsp; </b><p>Looking over George Sislers stats it reminded me how good and relatively unnoticed the Browns outfield was during a 7 year stretch from 1919-1925 when they had the trio of Baby Doll Jacobson,Jack Tobin and Kenny Williams.These 3 guys each finished their career hitting above .300 [311 309 and 319 respectively] and put up the following numbers<br /><br />1919[J-T-W] .323 .327 .300<br />1920 .355 .341 .307<br />1921 .352 .352 .347<br />1922 .317 .331 .332<br />1923 .309 .317 .357<br />1924 .318 .299 .324<br />1925 .341 .301 .331<br /><br />Id feel pretty good going into a season knowing id get those kind of numbers every year.Plus Williams had good power and speed [First 30-30 man ever].Jacobson passed the 90 run and 90 rbi plateau 4 times each and played very good defense out in centerfield.Tobin had 4 straight years with at least 200 hits/90 runs scored/30 doubles during that stretch including 132 runs in 1921.<br /><br />I think you'd be hard pressed to find a better 7 year stretch with the same outfield and not find a hall of famer or 2 among them

09-29-2004, 01:28 PM
Posted By: <b>Darren J. Duet</b><p>You'd be hard pressed to match Sisler's offensive dominance between 1917 and 1922. I understand he was a helluva fielder and a terror on the basepath's as well. Sisler is one of the great's of all-time and very underrated until this year. He also had a 2.35 era in 24 games as a pitcher early on in his career.

09-29-2004, 03:22 PM
Posted By: <b>Gilbert Maines</b><p>Phila, NL: 1894.<br /><br />Tuck Turner led the league with a .416 BA and couldn't win a starting job in the outfield composed of Sliding Billy Hamilton who hit "only" .404 that year, Sam Thompson who weighed in at .407 and Big Ed Delahanty also at .407. <br /><br />Hows that for depth?