CURSED TEAMS MAKE BIG GAINS
Good news for Cubs and Red Sox fans! Even though as of 1991 your teams are both cursed, they both made big jumps in the standings at the Hall of Miller and Eric. See the standings to the right for a full breakdown.
Since then, buoyed by their best decade since the 1930s, the Cubs added Billy Williams, Ron Santo, Ernie Banks, and about half of Fergie Jenkins’ careers to their total, pushing up from 10th to 3rd place. The Sox, leapt from 13th to 8th by adding Yaz, half of Luis Tiant, and three-quarters of Harry Hooper.
REDS AND ORIOLES BATTLE OF THE 1970S DYNASTIES
The Reds, who we’ve picked on a bit in the past, are trying to make a move, but they started in a pretty deep hole. They’re still behind the O’s, but they’ve narrowed the gap considerably. Johnny Bench and Joe Morgan were body blows to Balto, but the Charm City nine counterpunched with Jim Palmer. 1992 features Pete Rose, Tom Seaver, and Bobby Grich, so this battle is one to watch.
Looking forward, there’s more good news for the Queen Citians: behind the scenes, Bucky Walters is getting a lot of conversation and could see a vote form at least one of us in the very near future. Looking ahead, there’s Barry Larkin, a little sliver of Buddy Bell
But Birds lovers don’t sweat it. You’ve got Ripken, Mussina, Palmeiro, Murray, a season of Reggie, Slammin’ Sammy, and Kevin Brown plus a smidgen of Tim Raines and Curt Schilling.
WHAT HoMERS PLAYED FOR YOUR FAVORITE TEAM?
OK, now that you know the standings, you probably want to know which HoMErs have actually played for your team of choice. Here’s a list in alpha order by their current team nickname.
Name = Played 50%+ of career with team
Name = Played 100% of caereer with team
Name = Played less than 1% of career with team
- ANGELS (5): Bobby Bonds, Rod Carew, Willie Davis, Frank Robinson, Luis Tiant,
- ASTROS (4): Eddie Mathews, Joe Morgan, Robin Roberts, Jimmy Wynn
- ATHLETICS (22): Dick Allen, Home Run Baker, Ty Cobb, Mickey Cochrane, Eddie Collins, Jimmy Collins, Stan Coveleski, Elmer Flick, Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove, Joe Jackson, Bob Johnson, Nap Lajoie, Willie McCovey, Joe Morgan, Eddie Plank, Wally Schang, Al Simmons, Tris Speaker, Rube Waddell, Zack Wheat, Billy Williams
- BRAVES (29): Hank Aaron, Ross Barnes, Charlie Bennett, Dan Brouthers, John Clarkson, Jimmy Collins, Bill Dahlen, Wes Ferrell, Billy Hamilton, Paul Hines, Rogers Hornsby, King Kelly, Sherry Magee, Eddie Mathews, Kid Nichols, Gaylord Perry, Old Hoss Radbourn, Babe Ruth, Al Simmons, George Sisler, Warren Spahn, Joe Torre, Ed Walsh, Paul Waner, Deacon White, Vic Willis, George Wright, Jimmy Wynn, Cy Young
- BREWERS (2): Hank Aaron, Jimmy Wynn
- CARDINALS (21): Pete Alexander, Dick Allen, Bobby Bonds, Ken Boyer, Mordecai Brown, Jesse Burkett, Roger Connor, Willie Davis, Frankie Frisch, Bob Gibson, Jack Glasscock, Rogers Hornsby, Johnny Mize, Stan Musial, Kid Nichols, Jimmy Sheckard, Joe Torre, Dazzy Vance, Bobby Wallace, Vic Willis, Cy Young
- CUBS (23): Pete Alexander, Cap Anson, Richie Ashburn, Ernie Banks, Ross Barnes, Bobby Bonds, Mordecai Brown, John Clarkson, Bill Dahlen, Jimmie Foxx, Gabby Hartnett, Paul Hines, Rogers Hornsby, Ferguson Jenkins, King Kelly, Tommy Leach, Robin Roberts, Ron Santo, Jimmy Sheckard, Joe Tinker, Rube Waddell, Deacon White, Billy Williams
- DODGERS (24): Dick Allen, Ken Boyer, Dan Brouthers, Jim Bunning, Max Carey, Bill Dahlen, Willie Davis, Don Drysdale, Wes Ferrell, Willie Keeler, Sandy Koufax, Juan Marichal, Joe McGinnity, Pee Wee Reese, Frank Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Jimmy Sheckard, Duke Snider, Dazzy Vance, Arky Vaughan, Paul Waner, Monte Ward, Zack Wheat, Jimmy Wynn
- GIANTS (30): Bobby Bonds, Dan Brouthers, Jesse Burkett, Roger Connor, Bill Dahlen, George Davis, Buck Ewing, Art Fletcher, Frankie Frisch, Jack Glasscock, Gabby Hartnett, Rogers Hornsby, Carl Hubbell, Tim Keefe, Willie Keeler, King Kelly, Juan Marichal, Christy Mathewson, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Joe McGinnity, Johnny Mize, Joe Morgan, Mel Ott, Gaylord Perry, Amos Rusie, Duke Snider, Warren Spahn, Bill Terry, Monte Ward
- INDIANS (17): Bobby Bonds, Lou Boudreau, Stan Coveleski, Bob Feller, Wes Ferrell, Elmer Flick, Joe Gordon, Joe Jackson, Nap Lajoie, Hal Newhouser, Gaylord Perry, Frank Robinson, Joe Sewell, Tris Speaker, Luis Tiant, Early Wynn, Cy Young
- MARINERS (1): Gaylord Perry
- METS (7): Richie Ashburn, Yogi Berra, Ken Boyer, Willie Mays, Duke Snider, Warren Spahn, Joe Torre
- NATIONALS (1): Willie Davis
- ORIOLES (12): Jesse Burkett, Goose Goslin, Jim Palmer, Eddie Plank, Robin Roberts, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Wally Schang, Urban Shocker, George Sisler, Rube Waddell, Bobby Wallace
- PADRES (3): Willie Davis, Willie McCovey, Gaylord Perry
- PHILIES (18): Pete Alexander, Dick Allen, Richie Ashburn, Dan Brouthers, Jim Bunning, Roger Connor, Ed Delahanty, Art Fletcher, Elmer Flick, Jimmie Foxx, Billy Hamilton, Ferguson Jenkins, Tim Keefe, Nap Lajoie, Sherry Magee, Joe Morgan, Kid Nichols, Robin Roberts
- PIRATES (17): Jim Buning, Max Carey, Fred Clark, Roberto Clemente, Joe Cronin, Jack Glasscock, Hank Greenberg, Paul Hines, Tommy Leach, Luis Tiant, Dazzy Vance, Arky Vaughan, Rube Waddell, Honus Wagner, Paul Waner, Deacon White, Vic Willis
- RANGERS (4): Bobby Bonds, Willie Davis, Ferguson Jenkins, Gaylord Perry
- RED SOX (21): Lou Boudreau, Jesse Burkett, Jimmy Collins, Joe Cronin, Wes Ferrell, Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove, Harry Hooper, Ferguson Jenkins, Bob Johnson, Juan Marichal, Red Ruffing, Babe Ruth, Wally Schang, Al Simmons, Tris Speaker, Luis Tiant, Bobby Veach, Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, Cy Young
- REDS (17): Johnny Bench, Mordecai Brown, Sam Crawford, Buck Ewing, Harry Heilmann, Tommy Leach, Sherry Magee, Christy Mathewson, Bid McPhee, Joe Morgan, Old Hoss Radbourn, Frank Robinson, Amos Rusie, Jimmy Sheckard, Al Simmons, Joe Tinker, Dazzy Vance
- ROYALS (1): Gaylord Perry
- TIGERS (14): Jim Bunning, Ty Cobb, Mickey Cochrane, Sam Crawford, Charlie Gehringer, Goose Goslin, Hank Greenberg, Harry Heilmann, Al Kaline, Eddie Mathews, Hal Newhouser, Wally Schang, Al Simmons, Bobby Veach,
- TWINS (14): Rod Carew, Stan Coveleski, Joe Cronin, Ed Delahanty, Wes Ferrell, Goose Goslin, Bob Johnson, Walter Johnson, Al Simmons, George Sisler, Tris Speaker, Luis Tiant, Bobby Veach, Early Wynn
- WHITE SOX (14): Dick Allen, Luke Appling, Bobby Bonds, Ken Boyer, Eddie Collins, George Davis, Harry Hooper, Joe Jackson, Ted Lyons, Red Ruffing, Ron Santo, Al Simmons, Ed Walsh, Early Wynn
- YANKEES (24): Home Run Baker, Yogi Berra, Bobby Bonds, Stan Coveleski, Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Wes Ferrell, Lou Gehrig, Joe Gordon, Willie Keeler, Mickey Mantle, Johnny Mize, Thurman Munson, Gaylord Perry, Red Ruffing, Babe Ruth, Wally Schang, Joe Sewell, Urban Shocker, Luis Tiant, Dazzy Vance, Bobby Veach, Paul Waner, Jimmy Wynn