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The problem lies with neither the jibe nor the totally accurate quote. But the item makes it appear that the PPBA agrees that Davis was a "crummy choice" (your words).
A key to our selection is the amount of recognition a candidate brings to Arizona. Because Davis was a rookie in 1984, his college career at Arizona State was well publicized. If you wish to call Davis a crummy choice, that is your option. We of the PPBA think he was an excellent selection.
I was as surprised as the Red Sox defense. After Slaughter scored easily, the result of Johnny Pesky's sagging, off-balance throw that caused catcher Roy Partee to move up the line to smother it, I argued with the scorers that by giving Walker a double, they had taken the exciting edge off a dramatic play. Later, when I asked him about it, even the fleet Walker agreed that it had been only a single.
It's too bad the scorers had no sense of baseball history or theatrics.
Before your March 18 issue few fans could supply the answer: Leon Culberson. But here's another: Who was the on-deck hitter, partially shown in your photograph? Answer: Marty Marion.
?It was indeed Marion (No. 4 in the picture above).—ED.