Have you ever heard of the Garbank brothers? Don’t worry I don’t think 99.9999999 percent of baseball fans don’t know who Mike and Bob Garbank were. They are infamous for having careers with some interesting statistics.
The Garbank brothers had a “spooky” 1944 season. They both were catchers in the American League. Look at their stats……Mike played in 80 games with a .261 average. Bob only got in 18, yet also achieved a .261 average. Believe it or not both threw out exactly 39 percent of would-be basestealers in their careers! EVEN crazier, both had the same amount of total career games. SPOOKY and STATISTICALLY unlikely!
WOW! People usually say siblings look alike, but not play alike. Most of the time one brother is more gifted in sports..not these two. Coincidence or not?
I’m bringing up a very controversial topic about great players and about their future as possible Hall of Famers. I’m talking about the infamous athletes – Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire Roger Clemins, and Barry Bonds. They all could “walk” into to the Hall of Fame, but they all share a similar problem, a black cloud of their own making. That cloud is PEDs (Performance Enhancing Drugs). Just sad….. I mean REALLY. All of these players were great, but also really screwed up.
The debate is, should they become members of the Hall of Fame??
No. If you look only at their stats, no doubt in my mind they would have my vote. The things that taint these numbers are the PEDs. Yes, they all could play ball – really well, but wanted more. I know these players are great ballplayers, but really how good would they have been without their ” PED advantage?” How many less home runs, missed games due to injury, or strikeouts would there have been without cheating? The question that sticks in my head is WHY??!!?!?!?!?!? You are so gifted and think that you need to find a way to bulk up by taking some junk. Don’t they know it destroys your body and it’s illegal in sports? You also get random tests so you would never know when you could get caught. Instead of having a legacy they will be remembered by that black cloud – every record with an asterisk * – BIG EGOS, LOTS OF GREED – IDIOTS…….!
Just take a look at Bond’s photos -you’ll find plenty of “before and after” shots – Kind of like a woman who gets plastic surgery…like people don’t notice…..DUH! You think he looks a little bigger? WHAT are YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS TOPIC?