I have spent the past two or three weeks in stat land, researching Starting Pitcher's. I have collected dozens of quotes on different players and I wanted to share the quotes about Smoky Joe Wood. One of the quotes is from Smoky Joe Wood. Smoky Joe presents himself to the forefront of my mind as the highest calibre player in the history of MLB that is not in the HOF. Most historians agree that he was an incredibly high calibre Starting Pitcher. No one is arguing that point. I suppose the debates start aboutáif he pitched long enough or not. He pitched in 225 games during his career. Certainly a short career, though long enough for historians to rate him (or underrate him, in most cases). A percentage of historians believe that even with his short career, he should be in the HOF because he ...
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