When compared to Lou Gehrig, Jimmy Foxx, George Sisler, Hank Greenberg, and Bill Terry, Fred McGriff is not a Hall of Famer. But when compared to Tony Perez, Orlando Cepeda, Eddie Murray, and Harmon Killebrew, Fred McGriff is a first ballot Hall of Famer.
Fred McGriff Compared to the Greatest First Basemen
Fred McGriff's offensive production pales in comparison to the first group's offensive production, but it holds its own against that of the second group.
With respect to the batting average for the first group (McGriff .284, Bill Terry .341, Lou Gehrig and George Sisler .340, Jimmy Foxx .325, and Hank Greenberg .315), Fred McGriff is overwhelmed.
When compared to Tony Perez (.279), Orlando Cepeda (.297), Eddie Murray (.287), and Harmon Killebrew (.256) ...
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Article written by Harold Friend