Klay Thompson, underrated? Ranked 49th on ESPN list of 100 NBA’s best is an insult

first_imgOnce upon a time, when the A’s were scooping up World Series faster than you could say “Cornelius McGillicuddy,” they had a swell left fielder named Joe Rudi.Rudi could do anything on a ballfield but get noticed. He wasn’t flashy. He wasn’t a first-name-only guy like Reggie, Vida, Rollie, Catfish, Blue Moon or Campy.During 1971-75, when the A’s won five consecutive division titles and three World Series, Rudi averaged 17 home runs, 73 RBI, a .273 average while earning two Gold Gloves and …last_img

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