Wednesday, September 9, 2015

HALL OF FAME #31: ROGER CONNOR: CLASS OF 1976

Here's a "Hall of Fame Induction" card for former 19th-century slugger Roger Connor, who was inducted in 1976, hence the template used.
Take a look:

As many of you already know, Connor was the player who held the career home run record before a guy named Babe Ruth came along.
In his stellar 18-year career, he slammed 138 homers, which was an impressive total for the dead-ball days of yore.
A big dude (6'3"/225lbs), Connor wasn't only a slugger however, by the time he retired in 1897, he totaled 2467 hits, 1620 runs, 441 doubles, 233 triples and 1323 runs batted in. He also managed to steal 244 bases as well, though records for some of these stats were loosely kept, I'll admit.
Nevertheless, the man topped 100+ runs scored eight times, 100+ RBI's four times, 10+ homers seven times, and 10+ triples 12 times.
A very worthy player from the 1800's to be elected into the Hall of Fame…

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