I'm fine with somebody saying that Lou's not a HOFer. The fact that he didn't make it past the first ballot is criminal.
ďIím definitely not about to let my team lose two games in a row to Michigan.
Itís just not going to happen. Iím not going to let my team do that."
-- Kalin Lucas
if whitaker played 3 more years to equal morgan in years played he probably would have surpassed him in hits, rbi, homeruns and an outside chance at runs all while being a better fielder. im not a WAR guy but his was 7th best of all players from 1970-2000 so i read.
To Quote Brandon Tierney . . . "the Hall of Fame, should be the Hall of Fame, no mediocre players, no good players; elite, top of the line players only."
I would go through the Baseball and Football hall of fames and clean house, too many mediocres in both.
Hall of Famers, Alomar, okay . . Joe Morgan, Okay . . Ty Cobb, Okay . .. Dale Murphy (my favorite player as a kid) NOOO
Dale Murphy Nooo
Mike Mussina Noooo
Steroid Cheaters Noooooooooo
Folks who only DH'd . . Noooooo
Of the two, the NFL does the best job of keeping mediocre players out . . . heck, Jim Plunkett is a HOFer in my book and he's not in!!! It took forever for Art Monk to get in!!!
The Yankees, most of them, who have made the HOF are freaking awesome.
and the Executioners of Jeter, Posada and Mariano Rivera along with Joe Torre are walking into the Hall of Fame. Pettitte (sp?) is a steroid cheater and stunk without the Yankees big bats. Chuck Knobloch and Louis Soho are not Hall of Famers and never will be. I also think Paul O' Neil may get in, but he also won a world series with the Reds.
The problems I have with Trammel and Whitaker and many of the 84 Tigers is they only won "one" world series, if they had won a second they would be automatic.
and of course despite his high ERA, Jack Morris should be in.