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Old 06-23-2013, 06:20 PM   #40
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Class of 2043, VBBWAA Selections, Part 2: Zwilling, Davis

There are a few players that the OOTP dev engine just seems to love, based on my random debut run-throughs. One of them is Alex Serrano, another is also inducted in 2043, Dutch Zwilling (keep an eye out for Bill Delancey!).

Zwilling's HOF career began by being selected by the Washington Nationals with the 7th overall pick in 2017. He played in Washington until 2032, when he was traded to Baltimore, at the age of 34, mid season. He made stops in Houston, Oakland, and Austin before he retired following the 2036 season. At the age of 45, Zwilling joins the immortals in the converted tractor shed.

An 8 time All Star and a 4 time GG winner in CF, Zwilling collected 1911 hits (72nd), 490 of those were HR (21st), in his career. He drove in 1291 (43rd) and scored 1167 (47th) runs while slashing 308/369/621 (53rd/*/9th) for a career npa OPS+ of 161. His 419 career doubles rank him 51st on the all time list. Zwilling also swiped 185 bases in his playing time.

Zwilling ranks 11th on the All Time War list. No eligible player with a higher WAR total is not in the HOF.

In 2022 Zwilling hit 53 HRs and drove in 137 in only 118 games while slashing 353/403/751 for a npa OPS+ of 201. This was reason enough for the writers to honor him with the league MVP.

Zwilling never played in a WS.

Black Ink: 3 (8)
Gray Ink: 104 (40)
HOFm: 150 (12)
HOFs: 56 (11)

Gorilla Composite: 2.9 (0.9)


George Davis, the final member of the 2043 Class, is the first player to be inducted as a SS. He is not a bad guy to take that honor, at all.

Davis was selected by the Twins with the second overall pick in the 2013 draft.

Though he enters as a SS (my standard, not OOTP's), the six time All Star won his only GG as a CFer.

Davis had a career slash line of 293/360/442 for a npa OPS+ of 115. He collected 2965 hits (5th) in his career which lasted through the 2036 season. He rapped 719 doubles (2nd), 69 triples (12th), scored 1611 times (7th, sandwiched between Frank Robinson and Mickey Mantle) and drove in 1307 runs (40th, where he is currently sandwiched between two other Davises, Glenn and Alvin).

George Davis hit more singles than any other player in league history, 1959. He is also the career leader in stolen bases with 795 (he is also the career leader in CS, 214).

Though he was not a power hitter, he still hit the occasional long ball....218 for his career.

Davis led the Twins to two pennants, but fell short of taking a WS trophy back to the Target Field faithful. Davis enters the HOF at the age of 47.

Black Ink: 2 (4)
Gray Ink: 99 (111)
HOFm: 99.5 (81)
HOFs: 64 (54)

Gorilla Composite: 2.7 (2.5)


Unkown Edwards and George Davis make their first appearance in the OOTP HOF.

Alex Serrano, Frank Robinson, Dan Brouthers, and Dutch Zwilling are entering their second OOTP HOF.
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