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It's HOF time again...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BartonK, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. BartonK

    BartonK Member

    The 23 players on this year's Baseball Hall of Fame ballot. Who's in, and who manages to survive to next year's ballot?

    • Harold Baines
    • Jay Bell
    • Bert Blyleven
    • David Cone
    • Andre Dawson
    • Ron Gant
    • Mark Grace
    • Rickey Henderson
    • Tommy John
    • Don Mattingly
    • Mark McGwire
    • Jack Morris
    • Dale Murphy
    • Jesse Orosco
    • Dave Parker
    • Dan Plesac
    • Tim Raines
    • Jim Rice
    • Lee Smith
    • Alan Trammell
    • Greg Vaughn
    • Mo Vaughn
    • Matt Williams
  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    IN: Rickey (potentially the funniest acceptance speech ever); Jim Rice (finally, barely).

    Won't get 5%: Greg Vaughn, Mo Vaughn, Dan Plesac, Ron Gant, Jay Bell.
  3. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Let's talk about Dale Murphy
    2 time MVP, 4 time top 10
    2 time HR champ, 7 times top 5
    7 gold glove
    7 time AllStar, 5 starts

    one of the best players in the game for a ten year span from 78-87.
    Not great average, but in the pre-steroid era, a feared power hitter who played on not great teams (1 post season appearance)

    and, for the millionth time on SportsJournalists.com: Blyleven, John and Morris deserve to be in, or some players in the Hall need to be kicked out.

    Were ( by way of illustration not necessarily by example) Bunning, Drysdale, Dizzy Dean better than Blyleven, John and Morris.
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    No to Murphy.

    I never saw Dean pitch (despite what most of you think) but, yes, Bunning and Drysdale were better than Blyleven, John and Morris.
  5. Ashy Larry

    Ashy Larry Active Member

    Rickey and Jim Rice will finally get in.
  6. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    spot on.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I bet not...
  8. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Are there HOF pitchers who were not as good as Blyleven, John or Morris?

    My point wasn't to pick out Drysdale, Dean or Bunning, per se, but to suggest that those 3 modern era pitchers do belong.
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

  10. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Rickey Henderson will be the latest guy who should be unanimous, but won't because a few assholes insist on leaving off deserving candidates because they don't think anybody should be unanimous.
  11. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    There should be a public list of the asshole, drunk, mentally disturbed sports writers who left Hank AAron, Jackie Robinson, Cal Ripken... off their ballot.
  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I'd vote for Henderson and Raines.
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