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Bill Lange: Best Player in History Not in the HOF?

Published by on May 8, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

A Quick history

I realize that Bill Lange will likely never get into the HOF because he had a fairly short career. He only played in @ 800 games. But putting length of career aside, he was the best player in the history of MLB that is not in the HOF, with arguments from Smokey Joe Wood at Starting Pitcher, if you ask me.


Why did Bill Lange have such a short career?

Here's the short condensed answer to that question: Lange was a Center Fielder during the 1890s and played for Cap Anson for Chicago. You have to remember that not only did MLB players not make a lot of $ back then, they were also looked at by the general public as-what's the word-low life's.

Lange fell in love wi...

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