No. 170 Sherry McGee (Number 18 Left Field)

McGee rates real close to Goose Goslin in every category. Goslin’s statistics look a lot better as he played in the 1920s which was more of a hitting era. When McGee played it was definitely not a hitting era. He only had two seasons of 100 RBI but led the league in RBIs four times. One of those seasons was shortened for World War One.

McGee was something of a crab, once attacking the umpire and getting a big suspension. I was thinking of taking him off my hall of fame list when I read, he volunteered to play shortstop when the Phillies were having problems there in 1914. They actually let him play 39 games there. His range factor was close to the league average.

In 1915 MaGee was traded to the Boston Braves. Since they were defending champions, he was all excited. He fell in spring training and broke his collar bone. He never hit with the same power again. I have him for my hall of fame, but I wouldn’t advocate him too highly. He had some great years but was hard to deal with. I think he probably would have won the MVP in 1910 and was definitely the best hitter that year. He makes my Hall of Fame, but not with flying colors.

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