HOF Case of the Month (Jan 2014)

dahlen

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One of the greatest shortstops in baseball history, Dahlen came about his nickname because he was said to have the uncanny knack for enraging umpires with the shortest invective.  Although he was quite well-versed in choice phrases, Dahlen was also a gifted shortstop and quite superior to his Hall of Fame peers–with the notable exception of Honus Wagner, the greatest shortstop of all-time.  No other shortstop can compare with the Flying Dutchman, but two other shortstops in the Hall of Fame from that era, Joe Tinker and Bobby Wallace, failed to measure up with Bad Bill.

For more on Bad Bill, visit my baseball blog http://www.hofdebate.wordpress.com.

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