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52.  Sherry Magee
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: August 6, 1884 in Clarendon, PA USA
  • Weight: 179 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: June 29, 1904
  • Final Game: September 27, 1919
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1910
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1910
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1912
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1914
 
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Luckily for Sherry Magee there was no YouTube in 1911, otherwise all that would ever be replayed of him would be time he decked an umpire with one punch following a called third strike.  Of course he played in the 1900’s and 1910’s so it isn’t like there is any footage on YouTube of him at all.

Magee should not be remembered for that moment, but his intensity led him to have moments like that.  Magee was a rare star of the deadball era and for ten years made multiple appearances in the top of every offensive category imaginable.  Magee was also stellar in the outfield and hunted down fly balls the same we hunted pitches with his bat.  Magee’s intensity was matched by his unwavering principles.  At the age of 34 (and still more than capable of playing in the Majors), Sherry Magee would finish out his playing career in the Minors to avoid playing for owners he despised.  His legacy and wallet would have been enriched playing in the bigs, but his principles would not allow it.

Magee might have had more impressive career numbers had he stayed in the Majors, but he had great numbers for the amount of seasons he played.  He may have let his temper get the best of him often, but he always wanted to win.  Most great athletes do.

Should Sherry Magee be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 55.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 32.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 4.1%
No opinion. - 2%
No way! - 6.1%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Clarendon, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 1936
  • Position: First Base, Outfield
  • Played For: Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Braves
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Batting Title (1) (NL) (1910)
    Highest On Base Percentage (1) (NL) (1910)
    Highest Slugging Percentage (2) (NL) (1910 & 1914)
    Highest OPS (1) (NL) (1910)
    Highest OPS+ (1) (NL) (1910)
    Most Runs Scored (1) (NL) (1910)
    Most Hits (1) (NL) (1914)
    Most Total Bases (2) (NL) (1910 & 1914)
    Most Doubles (1) (NL) (1914)
    Most Runs Batted In (4) (NL) (1907, 1910, 1914 & 1918)
    Highest Power-Speed (1) (NL) (1914)
    Highest WAR for Position Players (1) (NL) (1910)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten MVP Finishes:
    (NL: 1914, 7th)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    11 Top Ten Finishes (Slugging Percentages)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (OPS)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (OPS+)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Hits)
    9 Top Ten Finishes (Total Bases)
    10 Top Ten Finishes (Doubles)
    9 Top Ten Finishes (Triples)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (Home Runs)
    9 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Batted In)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Walks)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Stolen Bases)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (Power-Speed)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (WAR for Position Players)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 27. Triples: 166
    57. Stolen Bases: 441
  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame: 1937: 1.0
    1938: 0.8
    1939: 0.4
    1942: 0.4
    1945: 0.4
    1946: 0.5
    1950: 0.6
    1951: 0.9
  • Should be Inducted As A: Philadelphia Phillie

Should Sherry Magee be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 55.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 32.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 4.1%
No opinion. - 2%
No way! - 6.1%
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