The German God of Walks
My favorite piece in the Hall of Very Good Heroes series so far is the tribute to former Washington Senator/Detroit Tiger third baseman Eddie Yost. (Click the link to read it.) He was a base on balls and OBP machine. How many hot corner men hit leadoff? (And I use the term “hit” loosely: in 1956 Yost had a .421 OBP but a .231 BA - the lowest BA with an OBP over .400)
It’s written by Jeff Polman (@mysteryball58)
(Image of Yost’s 1956 Topps card is courtesy of baseballsimulator.com)

The German God of Walks

My favorite piece in the Hall of Very Good Heroes series so far is the tribute to former Washington Senator/Detroit Tiger third baseman Eddie Yost. (Click the link to read it.) He was a base on balls and OBP machine. How many hot corner men hit leadoff? (And I use the term “hit” loosely: in 1956 Yost had a .421 OBP but a .231 BA - the lowest BA with an OBP over .400)

It’s written by Jeff Polman (@mysteryball58)

(Image of Yost’s 1956 Topps card is courtesy of baseballsimulator.com)

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