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a deaf baseball player not in Hall of Fame

Twelve players who spent 10-or-more years in MLB have an adjusted OPS of
160 or higher. Three aren’t in the Hall of Fame: Barry Bonds (182), Mark
McGwire (163), and Pete Browning (163).

Many of you aren’t familiar with the latter, whose mysterious absence in
Cooperstown has nothing to do with PEDs. Here is a snapshot look at the
19th-century legend.

Browning played from 1882-1894, mostly with the Louisville Colonels, with
whom he won two of his three batting titles. He was the first player to
use a bat made by what became the Louisville Slugger company, which was
ultimately named after him. According to his SABR Bio Project entry,
Browning was both deaf and illiterate. He also reportedly battled
alcoholism, once saying “I can’t hit the ball until I hit thetled
bottle!”