Comments on: Winning with an Old Shortstop http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/775 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/775/comment-page-1#comment-5442 Thu, 11 Sep 2008 15:27:46 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=775#comment-5442 Of course Wagner was one of the best few players in history. Rizzuto and Reese were both very good. Dahlen is considered one of the Hall of Fame's glaring oversights. But who was Skeeter Webb? Looks like he was only a regular in '44 and '45 -- the war years. A truly terrible, terrible hitter. Could he pick it? From his raw numbers, it appears he was at least a decent fielder, but it's hard to tell for sure.

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By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/775/comment-page-1#comment-5439 Thu, 11 Sep 2008 09:07:09 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=775#comment-5439 http://www.bb-ref.com/pi/shareit/W53j

You're right Jerry. There weren't that many.

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By: gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/775/comment-page-1#comment-5438 Thu, 11 Sep 2008 05:46:56 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=775#comment-5438 I think you'll find that very few teams have even gotten into a World Series since 1955 with a starting shortstop over 35. It may be worth starting the investigation by simply asking how many teams since 1955 (or ever) have had a regular shortstop over 35. Just to pick a year at random, in 2003, only two teams had a regular shortstop over 35, and you really have to stretch the definition of regular to count either of them. Omar Vizquel played 64 games at short for the Indians (he was 36), and Barry Larkin, at 39, played 60 games at short at the other end of Ohio.

If teams just aren't using old shortstops, then it's no surprise they aren't winning World Series with them.

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