define "Hall of Fame Reliever"
One thing I've noticed while perusing these forums for the past few years, is the general lack of a consensus on who qualifies as a good reliever. I had posted a bit back on people's thoughts on Lee Smith and there doesnt seem to be much acceptance. I see people upset about Bruce Sutter's induction. And I see a few upset with Fingers and Eckersley being in. And others having a hard time seeing Gossage or Quisenberry as HOFers.
So I pose the question: Is it possible for a non-starting pitcher to be Hall of Fame worthy?
Also, what's the thought on guys like Hoyt Wilhelm and Firpo Marberry?
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