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RETIRE 19

There are only 7 shortstops in the 20th century with over 2,200 hits and 1,000 runs scored. They are all in the Hall, save one.

That man would be third on the list of SS's in the Hall in stolen bases.

He made the All Star Team 6 times:

1968 AL
1972 AL
1973 AL
1974 AL
1975 AL
1977 AL

Here is an awesome write-up about career WAR with guys with more fielding runs than batting runs for their career. Our guy is number 17 on this All-Time list, surrounded by some great names.

 

Here is the list of shortstops in the Hall of Fame:

Name AVG OBP SLG H HR RBI RUNS SB

Luis Aparicio

.262

.313

.343

2,677

83

791

1,335

506

Luke Appling

.310

.399

.398

2,749

45

1,116

1,319

179

Dave Bancroft

.279

.355

.358

2,004

32

591

1,048

145

Ernie Banks

.274

.333

.500

2,583

512

1,636

1,305

50

Lou Boudreau

.295

.380

.415

1,779

68

789

861

51

Joe Cronin

.301

.390

.468

2,285

170

1,424

1,233

87

George Davis

.295

.361

.405

2,660

73

1,435

1,540

615

Travis Jackson

.291

.337

.433

1,768

135

929

833

71

Hughie Jennings

.311

.390

.406

1,527

18

840

994

359

Rabbit Maranville

.258

.318

.340

2,605

28

884

1,255

291

Pee Wee Reese

.269

.366

.377

2,170

126

885

1,338

232

Cal Ripken, Jr.

.276

.340

.447

3,184

431

1,695

1,647

36

Phil Rizzuto

.273

.351

.355

1,588

38

563

877

149

Joe Sewell

.312

.391

.413

2,226

49

1,055

1,141

74

Ozzie Smith

.262

.337

.328

2,460

28

793

1,257

580

Joe Tinker

.262

.308

.353

1,687

31

782

774

336

Arky Vaughan

.318

.406

.453

2,103

96

926

1,173

118

Honus Wagner

.327

.391

.466

3,415

101

1,732

1,736

722

Bobby Wallace

.268

.332

.358

2,309

34

1,121

1,057

201

John Ward

.275

.314

.341

2,104

26

867

1,408

540

Robin Yount

.285

.346

.430

3,142

251

1,406

1,632

271

 

#19's numbers

Career Batting Stats
G AB H R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OBP OPS OPS+
2328 8684 2249 1181 79 646 649 .259 .342 .311 .653 93.3

 

 

 

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According to Wikipedia....

Bert Campaneris was one of the mainstays of the Athletics' championship teams of 1971 to 1975, he holds the A's franchise records for career games played (1795), hits (1882) and at bats (7180). He led the AL in stolen bases six times from 1965 to 1972 and retired with the seventh most steals in history (649). He led the league in putouts three times, and ended his career among the major league leaders in games (5th, 2097) and double plays (7th, 1186) at his position.

On September 8, 1965, as part of a special promotion featuring the popular young player, Campaneris became the first player to play every position in a major league game.  On the mound, he pitched ambidextrously, throwing lefty to left-handers, and switched against right-handers.

Campaneris lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, and often participates in Old-Timers' games around the country. He also conducts baseball camps and is an active participant in the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, often playing in charity golf tournaments.

Getting to know Campy this past month was one of the single greatest honors I have ever had, and listening to his rich stories about the past drove home to me that there are currently two glaring holes with concern to honoring Oakland A's history:

1. Bill King is not in the Hall of Fame.

2. Campy's jersey number, #19, is not retired by the Oakland Athletics.

And while we keep trying to rectify #1, we can do something about issue #2.

While he may not have had the numbers to get into the Hall of Fame (matter of some debate as far as I am concerned) why is he not recognized by having his jersey retired?

Campy is a great ambassador for the game and for the A's, had awesome numbers and is arguably one of the most productive players in our franchise history. Let's honor him while we still have him.

Lew and Co. I know you read these pages. Our crosstown rivals do a slendid job of honoring their heritage, let's take a cue from them and at the very least let's immortalize #19 in tarp. Please.

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