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231. George Gore
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: May 3, 1854 in Saccarappa, ME USA
  • Weight: 195 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: May 01, 1879
  • Final Game: August 18, 1892
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The first half of George Gore's career was by far the best half, where he was a member of the Chicago White Stockings, the team that became the iconic Chicago Cubs.

Gore debuted in 1879, and in 1880, he had a monster season where he would have been named the league MVP if one existed at the time.  Gore swept the Slash Line that year (.360/.399/.463), and he followed that up with two years where he led the NL in Runs Scored, and as a White Stocking, he also had three years where he was first in Walks.  While Gore played in Chicago, the team won their version of the pennant five times, but as good as he was, he was considered lazy, and Cap Anson, the team's leader, orchestrated his removal.

Gore was traded to the New York Giants, and while he had a few good seasons there, he wasn't as good.  Still, he was a member of two World Series Championship Teams as a Giant.  Gore would have been ranked higher had he not partied his way out of greatness and just been an average defensive player.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Saccarappa, Maine, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 1936
  • Position: Outfield
  • Played For: Chicago White Stockings, New York Giants, St. Louis Browns
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (2) (New York Giants 1888 & 1889) 
    Highest Batting Average (1) (NL) (1880)
    Highest On Base Percentage (1) (NL) (1880)
    Highest Slugging Percentage (1) (NL) (1880)
    Highest OPS (1) (NL) (1880)
    Highest OPS+ (1) (NL) (1880)
    Most Runs Scored (2) (NL) (1881 & 1882)
    Most Walks (3) (NL) (1882, 1884 & 1886)

  • Other Points of Note:

    5 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Position Players)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Offensive bWAR)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    10 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Slugging Percentage)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (OPS)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (OPS+)
    9 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Hits)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Total Bases)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Doubles)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Triples)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Home Runs)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Batted In)
    9 Top Ten Finishes (Walks)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Singles)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Extra Base Hits)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Power-Speed #)

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame: N/A
  • Should be Inducted As A: Chicago White Stocking

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