62. Dave Concepcion

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62.  Dave Concepcion
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: June 17, 1948 in Ocumare de la Costa, Ar Venezuela
  • Weight: 155 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 06, 1970
  • Final Game: September 15, 1988
  • Gold Glove - 1974
  • TSN All-Star - 1974
  • Gold Glove - 1975
  • Gold Glove - 1976
  • TSN All-Star - 1976
  • Gold Glove - 1977
  • Gold Glove - 1979
  • Silver Slugger - 1981
  • TSN All-Star - 1981
  • All-Star Game MVP - 1982
  • Silver Slugger - 1982
 
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One of two things could happen when you play with a collection of superstars.  Either you get lost in the shuffle or you become incorrectly elevated among them.  Neither was the case for the Dave Concepcion who became nationally known playing along side Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, Johnny Bench and Tony Perez, but deserved the attention that came with it.

Dave Concepcion played with some of the all time greats with the Big Red Machine but he too was a huge contributor to the success of that organization.  He was the anchor of the defense and in an era where shortstops were expected to be “good field, no hit”, Dave Concepcion contributed to the Reds offense as well.  He was not dominating the league with his offensive numbers but he hit when it counted and his best efforts were showcased when his team needed him most as shown by his .300+ Batting Average in all three World Series.

There is little doubt that Dave Concepcion was easily among the top three shortstops of his era.  The issue is that his era did not bring a lot of players in that position who could even remotely be considered for the Hall.  Concepcion would struggle today to put offensive numbers that would put him in the top ten today at shortstop.  This isn’t Dave’s fault, but this may be a huge reason that he didn’t make the Hall during his fifteen years of initial eligibility.  With that said, an informal poll of his peers would have likely deemed Dave Concepcion as a Hall of Fame inductee.  Let’s see if the Veterans Committee will one day agree.

Should Dave Concepcion be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 86.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 4.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.7%
No opinion. - 1.1%
No way! - 5.5%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Ocumare de la Costa, Venezuela
  • Eligible In: Saturday, 01 January 1994
  • Position: Second Base, Short Stop, Third Base
  • Played For: Cincinnati Reds
  • Major Accolades and Awards: 9 Time All Star (1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 & 1982)
    All Star Game MVP (1982)
    Gold Glove (5) (NL) (1974, 1975, 1976, 1977 & 1979)
    Silver Slugger (2) (NL) (1981 & 1982)
    World Series Rings (2) (Cincinnati Reds 1975 & 1976)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten MVP Finishes:
    (NL: 1979, 9th) & (NL: 1981, 4th)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Batting Average)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Most Hits)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Doubles)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Triples)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Runs Batted In)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Stolen Bases)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Power-Speed)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Win Probability Added)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Total Zone Runs)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Defensive bWAR)
    1 Top Ten Finish (WAR for Position Players)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 42.   Defensive WAR: 20.6
    63.   Games Played: 2,488
    92.   At Bats: 8,723
  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame: 1994: 6.8
    1995: 9.3
    1996: 13.4
    1997: 12.7
    1998: 16.9
    1999: 11.9
    2000: 13.4
    2001: 14.4
    2002: 11.9
    2003: 11.1
    2004: 11.3
    2005: 10.7
    2006: 12.5
    2007: 13.6
    2008: 16.2
  • Should be Inducted As A: Cincinnati Red

Should Dave Concepcion be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 86.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 4.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.7%
No opinion. - 1.1%
No way! - 5.5%

Comments   

+1 #2 Ernie Ladd 2015-01-23 00:34
Dave Concepcion is the best shortstop I have ever seen play in the major leagues ! Should be in Hall Of Fame !!
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-2 #1 Greg 2012-07-26 17:54
The Reds did not win the World Series in 1972.

Davey Concepcion is a definite Hall of Famer over shadowed by his fellow teammates.
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