What were his fielding statistics? I think that when everything is taken into account, Nettles should also get into the Hall.
? Nettles's fielding stats for the 2,412 games he played at third: 1,898 putouts, 5,298 assists and 295 errors, for a fielding average of .961. His percentage ranks third among the illustrious 10.—ED.
I would like to nominate my own candidate for a Hall of Fame third baseman: Ron Santo of the Chicago Cubs. For some reason Santo has been ignored by those who vote for the Hall of Fame, even though his stats indicate that he should be in it.
Santo ranks about fifth in every offensive category you listed in your chart, and he was also an outstanding defensive third baseman. He was a 10-time All-Star and a five-time Gold Glover, and he led National League third basemen in putouts seven times and in double plays five times.
GREGORY T. REWERS
Terre Haute, Ind.