Now, if you’re a child of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, you likely don’t require any extra readability at the nicknames Nick gives right here. “Cobra” was Dave Parker, the 1978 NL Most Valuable Player, and such an enforcing presence that on the quilt of Sports Illustrated once he made Jim Rice look like he was waiting for a boom spurt.
Sixto Lezcano had a couple of super seasons for the Brewers before his career petered out in the mid-‘80s.
Dewey is Dwight Evans, however, you knew that. If Harold Baines is in the Hall of Fame, Evans should have been elected a decade in the past. I suppose it will take place for him now.
What they’d in not unusual, other than cool names or nicknames and stardom during my preferred days as a baseball fan, is that this: All 3 of them had rocket-launchers for throwing arms. They weren’t the simplest ones in that era – Montreal’s Ellis Valentine (also an amazing name) may have had the satisfactory arm of all of them.
The past due ‘70s had been a heyday for proper fielders who would embarrass you in case you attempted to take the extra base. And those guys had been jaw-droppers once they threw the baseball with reason.
If we increase the query to invite who had the exceptional outfield arm you have got ever seen, all of them would be inside the debate. So would Roberto Clemente (in case you have been lucky enough to see him), Jesse Barfield, Ichiro, and Mark Whiten. Maybe you’ve got a few different names in thoughts too. Bo Jackson had an extraordinary arm to go together with his notable typical skill set, but he played in the main left area.
So I suppose Valentine’s arm is the fine I ever saw. But Evans is the one I saw most usually, and the Red Sox have by no means had something like him in right discipline for a prolonged time. (Whiten became here in brief in ’96, but he became Ain’t-Hittin’ Mark Whiten at that factor.)
What does absolutely everyone else think? Who had the fine outfield arm you ever saw? I’ll hear you inside the feedback.