When Bunning hung them up he was pretty high on the strikeout list to, back before EVERY ball player thought a strikeout was no big deal. Use to be seen as a bad thing now guys just say hey.... Look at my OPS, my secondary batting average, errors after labor day etc etc etc etc. I read somewhere that Stan Musial had one three strikeout game his whole career! For a man that nearly hit 500 homeruns that's amazing!!
Maz was like Brooks Robinson at third as far as defense goes. If you take him out take smith out instead if Reese he couldn't hit his way out of a wet paper bag his first ten years.
I respectfully disagree if you are comparing Maz to Brooks.
Robinson won 16 consecutive gold gloves with Mazeroski winning 8 and 5 were consecutive.
Maz finished in the top 10 in MVP voting once while coming in 8th. Robinson finished in the top ten 7 times winning it once.
Brooks Robinson was a much better hitter but if you were to just take defense into the equation, for you sabermetric fans, Maz had a very good Defensive War at 23.8 which is good for 21st all time. Brooks is ranked 3rd with a career 38.8.
BTW first all time in defenseive war is Ozzie Smith
I'm from Baltimore, people dont just love Brooks there they name kids after the guy! I am completley biased when it comes to him and illogical in fact no one can change my opinion that he's the greatest third baseman ever. All I said was Maz was LIKE Brooks meaning him, Brooks and Smith are in the Hall because of there gloves. Plus just a comment but the gold glove is completly subjective and based on nothing IMO I mean Jeter wins them!!!!