***Official RIP Dead Ballplayers Thread -- Yer Out! in The Baseball Forum Posted 15 hours ago 4 hours ago, Eephus said: I remember Bill Madlock taking Fernandez out on the pivot during September 1987. The injury changed the direction of the AL East pennant race. The 1990 trade involving Fernandez, Fred McGriff, Joe Carter and Roberto Alomar was one of the biggest I can remember. It's rare to have multiple star players in their prime traded for one another but a deal with four of them (and no prospects) is almost unheard of. Tony's B-R comps list includes three Hall of Famers Dick Bartell (917.6) Edgar Renteria (901.4) Red Schoendienst (893.3) * Al Dark (886.1) Orlando Cabrera (880.3) Dave Concepcion (875.3) Billy Herman (874.0) * Mark Grudzielanek (872.7) Jimmy Dykes (869.9) Alan Trammell (865.0) * One of my favorite players. RIP Tony.