Thursday, November 7, 2013
'Dr. Strangeglove' Stuart Was Sox Powerhouse
261 with 42 HRs and 118 RBIs. While he struck out 144 times, he still managed an OPS of .833 (not that we even knew what that was in 1963). He actually finished 13th in the MVP voting. The funny thing is, I never realized how good he was because his image was so tainted by his defensive liabilities. As I look back on many Red Sox players of that era, I'm constantly amazed at how decent most of them were. The teams were really bad, but some of the guys we mocked were actually pretty good. Dick Stuart is a case in point.