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Author Van Riper, Tom, 1963- author.

Title New York loves them, Cooperstown snubs them : great Mets and Yankees who belong in the Hall of Fame / Tom Van Riper
Published Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (vii, 194 pages) : illustrations
Summary ""Despite the big market, bright lights and World Series rings, many Hall of Fame level players from the Mets and Yankees have been passed over by voters, often by good margins. The biggest reason: they didn't accumulate those traditional lifetime stats in hits, home runs or wins that typically punch Hall of Fame tickets. New York fan favorites Keith Hernandez, Ron Guidry, David Cone and others had the misfortune of playing before today's accepted measurement tools like on-base percentage, slugging percentage and ERA-plus (adjusting a pitcher's earned run average to the league norm in a given year) became commonplace. Some players were overshadowed by bigger personalities who were better able to take advantage of the New York spotlight. This book makes an in-depth case for the induction of seven Mets and Yankees, and evaluates many more who have been looked over for a spot in the Hall of Fame. Giving these players a fresh look, it uses advanced stats that weren't around when these men were playing and places traditional stats in the context of their era."-Provided by publisher"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-192) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject New York Mets (Baseball team) -- Biography
New York Yankees (Baseball team) -- Biography
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
New York Mets (Baseball team)
New York Yankees (Baseball team)
Baseball players -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography
Baseball players
New York (State) -- New York
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781476640358