Speaking of old Red Sox players…

July 30, 2013 · 1 comment

The New York Times‘ Ben Strauss published this profile of old-school White Sox broadcaster Ken “Hawk” Harrelson (the subject of a recent MLB Network documentary), who is unabashedly anti-Moneyball (and perhaps, by extension, anti-The Extra 2%).

I must admit, I was kind of surprised to look at his stats: Considering he hit 23 homers in 1963, 35 in 1968 (while leading the AL in RBI with 109), and 30 in 1969,he “only” had a career mark of 131 in nine seasons. I’m guessing he was a real pain in the butt, since he played for four teams during that time frame.


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