"Seem" worthy enough?
Whether you like him or not, the guy is an inner-circle Hall Of Famer. Even if he retired after 1999, he's easily a top 25 player ever.
I can understand the voters making him wait a few years, but if he doesn't eventually get elected, then the Hall Of Fame is a joke.
"There has always been a saying in baseball that you can't make a hitter, but I think you can improve a hitter. More than you can improve a fielder. More mistakes are made hitting than in any other part of the game."
- Ted Williams
"I know I'm the world's worst fielder, but who gets paid for fielding? There isn't a great fielder in baseball getting the kind of dough I get paid for hitting."
- Dick Stuart