Happy Reds birthday, Jim Bottomley!


April 23, 1900

Jim Bottomley is in the Hall of Fame, but you won’t find a lot of people that think he should be. A 1974 selection of the Veterans Committee, Bottomley’s numbers are generally not in the upper echelon, and several players outside the Hall boast better cases for Cooperstown. Frankie Frisch was a member of the Veterans Committee, and he was accused of championing the cases of several former teammates who were not necessarily among the best in baseball, including Bottomley, Jesse Haines, and Chick Hafey.


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