Our Jim McConnell, known as “King” around the office, has an OUTSTANDING PIECE in today’s Tribune about Bonita’s Glenn Davis and Amat’s Pat Haden being the two best players in Valley history. There’s lots of names and interesting record/stats in there, including Sierra Vista’s two Oscars and Los Altos’ Felipe Aguilar.
Aram’s take: If any of you want to debate this, please feel free. Or if you simply want to say who you think is best, then by all means. If there’s one area I’ve always felt a little weak in, it’s Valley history. I know the late 80s, 90s and 2000s relatively well. I LOVE nothing more than to hear stories about past Valley greats and great teams. Believe me, Gano and Farrar are great guys for this. One of my favorite things in this life is to shoot the breeze about the SGV’s history. When people ask me my opinion of the best player ever, I tell them I can only comment about who I’ve actually seen/covered. For me it’s a tie between Los Altos’ Brigham Harwell and Temple City’s Desmond Reed. Covina’s Mike McDonough comes in third.