Alan Trammell, Trevor Hoffman, Baseball discussed on WGR Programming
With, Tim I'm Nicole Briscoe Todd Walker. Is here to Tim I. Wanted to ask you we have talked a lot about at all about Alan Trammell and I'm, not calling you old but what? Do you remember watching or of course you probably weren't kindergarten. Or something like? That what were you what were you remember about Alan Trammell following. You're watching him play Well you know this. Time they had to stay back American League with Trammell played that any shortstop that had great carry on, his ball on his throw it, was? Called Alan Trammell Kerry meaning, didn't matter where he threw from you watch, and it was. Like, wasn't, like Sean Dunston thrown over the first but ball always got there could. Never lost its line and it always its first basement in the middle of the best and that was called Alan Trammell. Carry he was so reliable as a shortstop he was so much better hitter than, people gave. Him, credit for I believe it was. The best player on a. Championship team in nineteen eighty four and when you look at the way the game was supposed, to be played on every level? Every day there's a picture of Alan Trammell right they're not. Like this matters? But I'm told what he used to play, pick up basketball wow He was played in the. Big leagues the off-season guardsman, end line to end line in a pickup basketball game 'cause that's how Alan, Trammell attacked everything he did athletically especially baseball, and I just love the fact that he spent twenty years in major league baseball I know twenty years were with the. Same team as in the Detroit Tigers. And it's just it's just not the. Way the game is today so that's something special there are two. Modern era selections to be enshrined tomorrow the other is Jack Morrison and Morris page. Arguably the greatest game in baseball history we're talking about game seven of the nineteen Ninety-one World Series between, the twins and the Braves he, pitched? Seven are he pitched ten, innings how much of that in in that game defines his. Legacy I, think that personifies who he, was and is. And I wrote the side bar that. Night for Sports Illustrated might sidebar was on Jack fours remember Tom Kelly. The twins manager came to take him. Out in ten, in Jack, Morris was not coming out of the gate and Randy Bush of the twins Toby. After the game jacket really try to take Jack out of the gate give time to try to take him out it would have been the. First time in history. That managerless killed other mound Jack would have killed John. Kelly because he is not coming out of. That game not in the tenth inning. Of scoreless tie those pitchers don't exist anymore and I know the numbers don't always add up. For Jack Morris. ICRAF the hall of fame? I get it but fourteen opening day starts there was never The question is starting game, one or game seven of, their playoff series It was That game seven. In ninety one kinda personified exactly who. He was he was not coming out of. That game That's so interesting well you know as you know I was on the. Field with Grady little and Pedro Martinez in a similar situation and it didn't work. Out the same for us, but I played with. Trevor Hoffman in San Diego and we've talked about his fastball. We talked about his auspey especially at. Change up what made him special to you Well his competitive nature was like few others as we go as you know tied he was a shortstop in the minor leagues. He wasn't a. Very, good hitter, he could play, defense and he really throw a team May Day Dirk Biki you know I don't think you're ever going to hit you should become. A pitcher and a year later he was a pitcher and a couple of years. Later he's pitching in the, big leagues and he. Finished with six hundred one sage That change was unbelievably good especially since. At least fairly he crew so hard but the, fact that he could come out of that bullpen when hell's bells screaming in the background like that and they come out and so And so that first pitch for a change out has opposed to throw it as hard as we could I think really kind of summed up. Who Trevor Hoffman is and was he understood the competition, of the game about as well as anybody and absolutely had a flair for the. Dramatic and being out in front. Given his dad was the singing at Anaheim stadium Trevor survive a kidney. Ailment when he was young kid he proposed to his wife on one knee at halftime of a. Buffalo Bills game he's used, to being in front he's not afraid, of anything or anybody and that and that. Tremendous change there's another reason he's going to the hall of fame time out for a small public service announcement if you're. Thinking of proposing don't do it in a public place, make it private and romantic back to baseball. It's also incredibly difficult to, make the hall of fame. As a relief pitcher, because Hoffman's only the sixth to do it I went out on a gigantic limb earlier and said number seven is gonna make it next year When Mariana Ramar Rivera makes them out for. The first time I know huge huge swing there but, how Hoffman and Rivera compared to each other Well if you look at the regular season. Numbers they're pretty close I mean you could Rivera's better than anyone it's not really close. Between eighty. And, the number two reliever of all time, but you look at. The regular season. Numbers in Trevor Hoffman is fairly comparable to Mariana nobody's Marielle however what separates Mariano is his postseason numbers which are just ridiculous they're absolutely absurd he's one of the great post-season pitchers. Of all time and certainly greatest postseasons believer of all time and is greatest author was that's what separates. Mariana is what he did in October we set you up for this question in. The last segment and we didn't, get the, answer, to, it so. I'm gonna ask it again now of all of the inductees going in tomorrow Ladimir Guerrero Trevor. Hoffman Chipper Jones, Jack Morris Jim, Tony Allen Trammell who was your favorite to watch Well, I think it was Chipper Jones. So, we talked about earlier but I've always admired, the way that. His professional, career started he was on his. High school graduation party weekend when his father called and said you better get. Home the Braves wanna come talk to you so of course he went straight home and. The meet. The, pre draft meeting with the Braves took, thirty minutes Chipper did. Not have an. Agent he took the first offer that the Braves gave to him which granted was a good offer but his dad took him up stairs in Chipper you can get a lot or. Money that this precip well I know I can but I want to be the number one overall pick. I wanted to play down and I'm gonna make so much money playing this game. That I don't get it all, right away, here, and, to me. That was the consummate Chipper Jones Owns betting on. Himself knowing that is hard as this game is he was going to beat this, game that's how confident. He was in his ability and boy. Did it ever show and after that great rookie year he had he told me they Cal, Ripken gave him. A baseball coward hero of chippers. Growing up the baseball as said great rookie year now comes, the hard part in Chipper kept, that ball on his desk and looked at it. All the time knowing the adjustments have to come down. And, EBay all of them, storytime with Tim on the shell Pennzoil performance like you. Know we made it that entire conversation and we never touched and Vlad but don't worry we will next with his manager make socia-. Joins us and, the baseball hall of fame special.