David Molyneaux NeauxBrainers


David Molyneaux
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NeauxBrainers has, so far, written 328 comments and this was the latest, on Mickey Mantle:

Eugene, now we know why Mike Schmidt and Frank Robinson were tied at 20. Joe Posnanski left out 19 because of the Black Sox scandal. I missed that.

As we move from 100 down to 1, the top 10 rankings are  more serious, as you suggested. With Oscar Charleston at number 5, Posnanski explains his thinking about some of the numbers, especially Charleston:

"I want you to feel rage about this ranking. Because there are only two possibilities. One is that I’m over-ranking Charleston, perhaps out of a raw sentimentality.

The other is that this is about right, that he was one of the greatest — maybe even the greatest — baseball player who ever lived and most of America ignored him.

And — here’s where the rage part comes in — we’ll never know for sure."

Posnanski's opus is a grand series in The Athletic, reason enough to pony up for a subscription.

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