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Baseball HOF: Who makes it in addition to Ripken and Gwynn?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BYH, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I hope Goose Gossage gets in, but I think he's going to fall just short before getting in next year.

    Will be very interesting to see if the McGwire backlash helps out Jim Rice.

    Jack Morris and Bert Blyleven won't get in. Still wrong.
     
  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    AP moved some career stats agate tonight -- Gwynn and Ripkin. Nobody else. Interesting, no?
     
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Only Ripken and Gwynn make, although I agree with you on Goose.
     
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Yes and no. They're iron-clad locks, so you may as well move the stats.

    But don't read too much into no other stats being moved. Gary Carter was told in 2002 to wait by the phone on the second Tuesday of January. The call never came (well, not til the second Tuesday of January 2003).
     
  5. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    No one else, because everyone wants the focus to be on Ripken and Gwynn and next year the best first-year candidate is Tim Raines before Rickey Henderson hits the ballot in 2009. So in a great manuevering fashion, Gossage and/or Rice get held until next year, when there is no clear-cut first timer.

    But if someone does sneak through, it's Gossage.
     
  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Will either player break Seaver's plurality? (98.4 pct, I think)
     
  7. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    I hope when Gossage gets in, somebody unearths a tape of his "fat man" tirades of the early 80s.
    Goose had some of the funniest rants I've ever heard.
     
  8. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    I'm betting no. But I think both break 95 percent.
     
  9. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Probably both between 96 and97%
     
  10. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Ron Blum reports that at least three blank ballots were turned in. Not sure out of how many though. Gwynn and Cal should be 100%, but I digress.
     
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    His autobiography was quite entertaining.

    Fun fact: Goose is the only player whose career spanned every baseball work stoppage.
     
  12. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Morris, yeah, he should be in. But not Blyleven.
     
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