Posted: 2/29/2012 6:24:26 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by papadarla:
You don't think there was bigotry in baseball back then eh? Yea, it was only against blacks, right? We know about Jackie Robinson, you are clueless about what Hank Greenberg faced. There was such an uproar over leaving a guy with 103 rbi's at the midpoint off the '35 allstar team, common decency prevvailed the following year. I tell you how good Greenberg was. No one had ever hit more than his 58 homeruns in a single season from the right side of the plate till sosa in the steroid era. There's a lot more right handed pitchers than lefties. And a solid argument can be made that Greenberg was actually the greatest slugger of all time because his 58 didn't include balls which bounced over the fence which was the case in 27 when Ruth's 60 included a half dozen of what now would be considered ground rule doubles. But if you don't like the Greenberg analogy, I'll not wait for you to articulate the possibility of anti-semitism as a motive for tampering with Bruan's sample.
Greenberg's own teammate chose the AL All Star team.