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Old 08-21-2013, 12:36 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Questdog View Post
I haven't looked it up or anything, but I bet the average fielding percentage for an infielder is a whole lot lower than .951.......without gloves and even with those early things they called gloves errors were very common and Mr. Diaphane Phallus was able to out perform his contemporaries by a much larger margin than is possible in today's environment......
I'd tend to agree. Would guess that the fielders weren't all that athletic in general, at least by today's standards. Probably some were what we'd consider low level college talents.

So I don't see any reason that it wouldn't be theoretically possible for a player of that time period who actually had modern MLB SS type range and a good glove to add 6 wins per year in the field. Not sure that Glasscock actually did that, but it seems it's at least possible.
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