ALPHABETIC LIST OF
THE 50 BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1970'S
WHO DIDN'T MAKE MY ORIGINAL
100 FAVORITE PLAYER LIST
#21 JIMMIE HALL
ATLANTA BRAVES 1970
I honestly knew very little about Jimmie Hall before seeing that he had a 33 home run rookie season with the Twins in 1963. This total is still in the top fifteen rookie totals of all-time and is the same number Earl Williams would hit with the Braves in his 1971 rookie season.
Jimmie's home run totals seemed to taper off each year after that impressive beginning until he was pretty much a utility player by the late 60's. And then, as often seems to be the case for players on the downside of their career, Jimmie finished his career with the Braves in 1970. He hit two more homers that year, off Clay Carroll and Dave Giusti respectively, before being released at the end of the year.
|"A 33 home run rookie season does not a Hall of Fame career make. "|
I believe Jimmie Hall said that...or maybe it was Earl Williams
...or maybe it was Jose Canseco.