Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Belated Feast Day
56 years ago, the patron saint of this site passed away. Walter "Rabbit" Maranville died just before he was selected to baseball's Hall Of Fame. Apparently they moved up the elections at some point afterwards, because results of the BBWAA vote will be announced today. Some folks of the statistical bent will say that he isn't that deserving of the honor. However, as I've said before, I've seen old sports columns that said that he was the second biggest gate attraction after Ruth. Should that count for something?
A few years ago, SABR put out two books of biographies of players from the Deadball Era. Maranville's appeared in the NL one. Here's the link. Happy belated Rabbit Day.