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TheOldMole
Jun 20 2005 09:10 AM

Having the Crane Pool Companion pointed out to me brought me to those other links which I hadn't realized were there.

MBTN is an amazing resource, but...Cliff Cook as outfielder? He played a few games there, but...? Kevin Elster as reserve inflielder?

seawolf17
Jun 20 2005 09:37 AM

Cook:
Games played by position
1962: Third Base 16, Right Field 10, Outfield 10
1963: Outfield 21, Third Base 9, Left Field 8, First Base 5, Right Field 2, Center Field 1

25 at third, 31 in the outfield. I guess he's an OF.

Elster:
He was a backup infielder in 1986, when he wore #2. He wore different numbers in other years (15 in '92, 21 when he played every day from 88-91). Read the "21" blurb and you'll see he's listed as a regular.

So MBTN is technically right.

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 20 2005 10:17 AM

MBTN: The Most Technically Right Website Out There.

TheOldMole
Jun 20 2005 10:19 AM

I stand corrected on Cook, and way, way corrected on Elster. I hadn't realized he had a different number in his backup days.

But boy, I really thought of Cook as a third baseman. That's a surprise to me.