Sunday, August 26, 2007

Reds Retire Concepcion's Number

The Cincinnati Reds yesterday retired the number of Dave Concepcion, their shortstop in the halcyon days of the Big Red Machine.

Mr. Concepcion should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Both his defensive prowess and his offensive numbers compare favorably with those of Ozzie Smith. Perhaps it is because Mr. Concepcion played on a a team on which he was surrounded by all-stars that he has never gotten the national recognition that he deserves. Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan calls Mr. Concepcion "the greatest shortstop I've every played with or I've ever seen."


Anonymous john h said...

You hit it, MCO. Concepcion played on a team of 'giants'. His numbers weren't as gaudy as his team peers, but his glove was golden.

Definitely, DC belongs in the Hall of Fame.

12:20 PM  

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