who are the best players that are Virginian born?

Reply Mon 28 Mar, 2011 09:24 am
I am from VA (pretty obvious) and really obsessed with the baseball thing, I must say. I guess it is interesting to talk about a VA born that made it to the big league and made a name. Right?Lists are seen here Edit [Moderator]: Link removed, you can just choose, but if you know someone, much better without peeking to the said choices. It would be great especially if you are from VA. Smile
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Reply Mon 28 Mar, 2011 09:36 am
268 players born in Virginia, but only one Hall of Famer: Eppa Rixey, born in Charlottesville.
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Reply Mon 28 Mar, 2011 10:01 am

Willie Horton (1963-80) has the most HR's 325 & RBI's 1163...
Paul Hines (1872-91) has the most hits 2133...
David Wright (2004-?) has the highest batting average (minimum 100 AB's) .305...

pitching-wise, Eppa Rixey (1912-33) won 266 games... but also Shocked lost a whopping 251...
Reply Mon 28 Mar, 2011 10:56 am
@Region Philbis,
Eppa Rixey is always high on the list of Hall of Famers who shouldn't be there. I'm not sure what you do with a guy who won 266 games (that's a lot) but who also lost 251 games (that's a lot too). In fact, only eight other pitchers have more losses than Rixey -- but then all but one of them is in the HoF as well. It's like Casey Stengel's old adage: you have to be a pretty good pitcher to lose 20 games in a season. Likewise, I suppose you have to be a pretty good pitcher to lose over 250 games in a career.
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Reply Mon 28 Mar, 2011 10:59 am
@Region Philbis,
That's not the same Willie Horton that Mike Dukakis was so fond of, was it ?
Reply Mon 28 Mar, 2011 11:15 am
http://blog.reidreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/willie_horton.jpg http://cardboardgods.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/2008_718_0002_willie_horton_75_1080.jpg
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