In 1999, The Sporting News ranked Molitor at #99 on its list of 100 Greatest Baseball Players. In June of that year, Milwaukee retired his uniform number 4, and five years later Molitor joined Yount as the only two players sporting the Brewers cap on their Hall of Fame plaques.
Want a fantastic bit of trivia? Seven players who Nolan Ryan struck out during their careers would have sons who grew up to become MLB players who were then also struck out by Nolan Ryan.
My 2021 IBWAA Baseball Hall of Fame ballot includes the greatest lefty reliever of all-time, the greatest postseason pitcher in baseball history, and a third baseman and center fielder among the greatest defenders at their positions of all-time.
On May 29, 1989 the greatest player in Philadelphia Phillies history, third baseman Mike Schmidt, suddenly and surprisingly retired in San Diego.
A late Lunch Bell rings on Wednesday with the latest on Major League Baseball and the Philadelphia Phillies as well as the broader baseball landscape.