Written by Alexander Garcia
Without much noise, that is, without the publicity of others who in the 90s were relevant figures in baseball, with all the media and advertising weight that this entailed, even so and the whole story of Fred McGriff is worthy of admiration.
The iconic player from the turn of the century, he wore the uniform of several teams, including the Toronto Blue Jays, the San Diego Padres and the Tampa Rays.
In 1992, in the San Diego suit, McGriff had a dream season, particularly when it came to home runs, leading the National League with 35 hits.
The point is that three years earlier, in 1989, the versatile player had led the American League with 36 home runs.
With his 1992 lead, Fred McGriff equaled a record dating back to 1908, when Sal Crawford became the first player to lead both circuits in this aspect of home runs.
Nearly 90 years later, McGriff stamped his legacy in an era with a level of baseball considered excellence.
The stellar player is for many connoisseurs in the field one of the cases of players who have unfairly and inexplicably not been included in the Hall of Fame.
Also in favor of Fredd McGriff it is worth noting that he is second in home runs with 493 among players who have not had seasons of 40 or more home runs; second only to Eddie Murray and his 504 full-lap hits.