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Sunday May 19th 2024


Curtis Granderson: Not DiMaggio or Mantle, but One of the Best Players Today

get one thing straight. Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Bernie Williams and Earle Combs rank ahead of Curtis Granderson among New York Yankees' center fielders. All but Williams are in the Hall of Fame.

It is unlikely that Granderson will ever be voted into the Hall of Fame, but for his era, Granderson is one of the best players in the game.

Until 2011, the most home runs that Granderson had hit in a season was 30 with the Detroit Tigers in 2009. Despite the 30 home runs, it wasn't one of Granderson's better seasons. He hit .249/.327/.453 with 20 stolen bases.

In 2011, Granderson belted 41 home runs.

Earle Combs, who batted lead off for the Yankees of the Babe Ruth-Lou Gehrig era, had a career high of nine home runs in 1932. ...

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