Former giant Gladden and others enter the Twins Hall of Fame at the ceremony in August

On January 21, Japan time, Twins announced that Ron Gardenhire, Dan Gladden and Cesar Tober will be inducted into the Team Hall of Fame. Being the 35th, 36th, and 37th member of the Twins Hall of Fame, the ceremony will take place on the weekend of August 20-21 local time as part of the “Hall of Fame Weekend” event. This is the first time that more than three people have been inducted into the Hall of Fame at the same time since the baseball hall of fame was established with six initial members in 2000. The three have built a page in the history of the team in completely different standing positions.

Gardenhire has been with Twins for 24 years, of which 13 seasons (2002-14) served as a director. From his first year in office, he has won the American League Chubu district three times in a row and has won six district championships. He won the Best Director Award in 2010. He started his career at Twins in 1991 as a third base coach. That year, the Twins achieved the last World Series title in the history of the team at the moment, but they were in the Coachers Box on third base when Gene Larkin hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning of Round 7 of the World Series. But Gardenhire, and the third base runner who stepped on the home of goodbye was Gladden.

Gladden contributed to winning the World Series twice in 1987 and 1991. Mainly played in the Twins for 5 years from 1987 to 1991 as “No. 1 Left”, joined the Yomiuri Giants in 1994 with a batting average of .267, 15 home runs, 37 RBIs, 2 stolen bases, OPS.758 in 98 games. Marked. After his retirement, he has been active as a commentator on a Minnesota radio station.

Tober, who died at the young age of 54 in 1994, was a fast-paced utility player who mainly served as a lead-off man from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s immediately after the move to Minnesota. He played for eight years from 1965 to 1972, when he made his major debut in the Twins. In the match against Athletics on September 22, 1968, he achieved “9 positions in 1 game” with only 5 players in history.

Gladden and Tober were elected by a committee of 67 members consisting of media personnel, team members, and members of the Hall of Fame. On the other hand, Gardenhire was elected by the “Veterans Committee” consisting of members of the Hall of Fame and executives of the team.

The highest WAR player in each position, 100 or more except for catchers and DH

Reporter Thomas Harrigan of the Major League Baseball official website has published a special article introducing the highest total WAR players in each position (the WAR dealt with here is the data site “Baseball Reference” version). With the exception of catcher No. 1 Johnny Bench (75.1) and designated hitter No. 1 Edgar Martinez (68.4), all are gorgeous members with over 100 total WARs. Along with the top players of all time, the top players of active duty are also introduced, but unfortunately there are no players who are likely to update the top numbers of all positions in each position.

For this special feature, players who participated in more than two-thirds of the total number of games played in that position are targeted. As for outfielders, players who have participated as outfielders in more than two-thirds of the total number of games played are targeted regardless of their position, and are assigned to the position with the largest number of games played.

The total maximum WAR players for each position are as follows.

Catcher: Johnny Bench (75.1)
First baseman: Lou Gehrig (113.7)
Second baseman: Rogers Hornsby (127.3)
Third baseman: Mike Schmidt (106.9)
Shortstop: Honus Wagner (130.8)
Left fielder: Barry Bonds (162.7)
Center fielder: Willie Mays (156.1)
Right fielder: Babe Ruth (182.5)
Designated hitter: Edgar Martinez (68.4)
Pitcher: Walter Johnson (164.8)

On the other hand, the top active players are as follows.

Catcher: Yadier Molina (42.1)
First baseman: Albert Pujols (99.6)
Second baseman: Robinson Canó (69.6)
Third baseman: Evan Longoria (57.4)
Shortstop: Andrelton Simmons (37.3)
Left fielder: Brett Gardner (44.3)
Center fielder: Mike Trout (76.1)
Right fielder: Mookie Betts (50.0)
Designated hitter: Shohei Ohtani (10.2)
Pitcher: Zack Greinke (73.1)

Pujols on the first base is closest to the top of the history, but the total WAR for the six seasons since 2017 is -1.9. The total WAR, which was over 100 at one point, has dropped to 99.6. It will be difficult to catch up with Gerigg (113.7) with a few careers left.

Trout, who had accumulated WARs at an astonishing pace of 72.5 in the first 10 years of the majors, drastically slowed down to 1.8 in the 28-year-old season (2020) and 1.8 in the 29-year-old season (2021). The shortening of the season due to the pandemic of the new coronavirus and the long-term withdrawal due to the breakdown are greatly affected. Considering that he is in his thirties and the shadows are beginning to appear on the defensive base running side, it seems difficult to catch up with Maze (156.1).

Otani is the active top of the designated hitter, but this number does not include the WAR recorded as a pitcher. In the first place, there is only Yodan Alvarez in addition to Otani, who is an active player who has been playing in major league baseball for more than 3 years and has participated in more than two-thirds of the number of games in the designated hitter field. The phrase “active top” may not make much sense.

Although it is the highest WAR player in each position where only the legends that remain in the history of the ball are lined up, will the faces of this member change in the future?

Famous players who served as directors after retirement featured on the official Major League Baseball website

Player-coach was not uncommon in the past, with famous players such as Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, Nap Lajoie and George Sisler acting as playing managers. However, there are not so many famous players who served as managers after retirement, and among the famous players who marked a total of 70 or more in the comprehensive index WAR calculated by the data site “Baseball Reference”, they served as managers after retirement. Only 15 people (since 1900). Reporter Thomas Harrigan of Major League Baseball official site introduces these 15 people in a feature article.

Walter Johnson (164.8) has recorded the most WARs in total among the famous players who served as coaches after retirement. Senator’s (currently Twins) has a 21-year career with a total of 417 wins, 3509 strikeouts, an ERA of 2.17, and 110 shutouts, the most in major history. He retired only in 1927 and was the director of the old nest Senator for four seasons from 1929, and although he recorded more than 92 wins in all three seasons except the first year, he could not reach the league championship. He also directed the Indians (now the Guardians) from mid-1933 to mid-1935, recording a total of 529 wins and 432 losses (win percentage .550).

Gorgeous names are lined up below the 2nd place in the WAR ranking. Second-placed Rogers Hornsby (127.3) was a player-coach in five teams, but retired only in 1937 and commanded the Browns (now Orioles) in 1952 and the Reds from mid-1952 to mid-1953. rice field. Third-placed Ted Williams (122.1) retired only in 1960 and directed the Rangers (Senator’s until 1971) in 1969-72, but he won only in the first year. He lost 100 seasons in 1972 as his winning percentage declined year by year.

4th place Mel Ott (110.9), 5th place Frank Robinson (107.2), 6th place Christy Mathewson (106.5) and 6 people so far recorded more than 100 WARs in total. Robinson in 5th place is known as the first black director in history. 7th and below are Eddie Mathews (96.1), Pete Rose (79.6), Luke Appling (77.6), Bobbi Wallace (76.2), Paul Molitor (75.7), Bill Dahlen (75.2), Frankie Frisch (75.2) 71.8), Alan Trammel (70.7), Ted Lyons (70.5). Of the 15 people, 13 other than Rose and Darren have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Featured on the MLB official website of a university that produces excellent major leaguers

Reporter Paul Casera of the official Major League Baseball website has published a special article that introduces the top 10 universities that produce excellent major leaguers. Kasera prefaces it as a “completely subjective ranking,” but considers various factors such as the number of Hall of Fame players and All-Star players, as well as the number of major leaguers produced, and the most recent success story. It is said that the more it is, the more advantageous it becomes. By the way, 6 of the top 10 journalists selected by Kasera have produced Hall of Fame players.

Arizona State University was selected as the first place. Reggie Jackson is the only player in the Hall of Fame, but Barry Bonds, who has a major record of 762 home runs in total, is leading the way, followed by good players such as Ian Kinsler, Dustin Pedroia, Sal Bando, Rick Monday, and Bob Horner. Produced. Paul Lo Duca, Jason Kipnis, Andre Ethier and others have also been selected for the All-Star Game. It can be said that the mass is suitable for the first place.

Second place is the University of Southern California. Randy Johnson, Tom Seaver and two Hall of Fame pitchers have been produced, including Mark McGwire, Fred Lynn, Dave Kingman, Barry Zito, Bret Boone and Aaron Boone. .. The third place is the University of Michigan. The three Hall of Fame players are Charlie Gehringer, Barry Larkin, and George Sisler, who have produced Bill Freehan, Jim Abbott, Steve Howe, and currently Rich Hill and Jake Cronenworth.

Vanderbilt University in 4th place has no Hall of Fame players, but in recent years it has produced good players such as David Price, Sonny Gray, Walker Buehler, Dansby Swanson, Bryan Reynolds one after another. Louisiana State University, which is in 5th place, has not produced any Hall of Fame players, but DJ Remeihue, Alex Bregman, Kevin Gausman, Aaron Nola and others are still active.

6th place is the University of Texas Austin, which gave birth to Roger Clements (0 inducted into the Hall of Fame), 7th is the University of Minnesota (2 inducted into the Hall of Fame, Paul Molitor and Dave Winfield), and 8th is Tony Gwynn. San Diego State University (only Gwynn is inducted into the Hall of Fame), California State University Long Beach (0 inducted into the Hall of Fame but producing Jason Giambi, Evan Longoria, Troy Turowitzky, etc.), and 10th place is the player base. Although thin, the University of Columbia, which produced two inducted players, Eddie Collins and Lou Gwynn, ranked in.