In sports, a very good player who plays long enough that, by the end of his career, he's accumulated great career stats
. But he never really stood out, he was never really dominant, and there was never a time when he was the best player at his position. He's got some great career totals
, though, so he might get into the Hall
Son: Dad, I saw Eddie Murray's
yesterday on ESPN. He was a great player, huh?
Dad: Nah, he was a very good player who played long enough that he was able to pile up great career numbers. That's why he's in the Hall of Fame. But there was never a time during his career when I watched him and thought, "Wow, that Eddie Murray's a special player." In the sports world, he's called a compiler. Nothing personal