Category Archives: The 100 Greatest Giants

The 100: Emil “Irish” Meusel (100)

William F. Baker, who owned the Philadelphia Phillies from 1911 to 1930, cut the outfield grass at the Baker Bowl with sheep. Sheep were cheaper than men and lawnmowers. That fact tells you all you need to know about Mr. … Continue reading

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How Will I Pick Them?

So, how does one decide who indeed are the “100 Greatest Giants?”  For me, a student of sabermetrics, the obvious answer is, “rank them by their career WAR (wins above replacement).”  We use WAR to determine how much better a … Continue reading

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