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This Week In Baseball History

Apr 12, 2024

Was Nellie Fox overrated by old school types who voted him into the Hall of Fame? Or is he undervalued by today's modern metrics that rank him as one off the weakest members of that exclusive club of players? The answer, most likely, is yes to both questions. But he was never more valuable than he was 65 years ago this week, when he collected five hits, including an uncharacteristic homer on Opening Day, kicking off the White Sox drive for the AL pennant in style. Mike and Bill look back at one of the more perplexing players in baseball history.

Plus, happy birthday to Pythias Russ and Hippo Vaughn!

And farewell to José DeLeón and Héctor Ortiz.