TFAM, Edgar was a fine, fine hitter and he's always been one of my favorite players because he's a class guy. He was a better fielder than a lot of people remember, too. But TXRangerFan has it right here-- Edgar doesn't belong in the Hall.
No DH belongs in the Hall as of today, and if it ever happens it will be after that DH has walked on water for about 20 years. I am not banning DHs from the Hall, but one dimensional players are one dimensional players. In fact, I question whether Rollie Fingers belongs in the Hall! IMO, the only reliever who could belong in the Hall might be Eckersley because Eckersley was NOT one dimensional (he also won 20 games once). My point is that one dimensional players belong in the Hall only after proving themselves as Ted Williams' equal.
A rising sea raises all boats. This means that we will have an ongoing major debate in the upcoming years. One or the other factors has to give: either we raise the standards for the Hall, or we compromise the integrity of the Hall and let more players in. I'm willing to bet that a lot of fans' loyalty to baseball and belief in the Hall will be tested over that.
I still love Edgar, but can't support his Hall prospects. As a matter of conjecture, I still wonder how Atlanta's Bob Horner would have hit had he played in the AL and accepted the DH role. Trust me, Bob Horner would have put up numbers like Edgar's. Other players might have done the same: Pedro Guerrero, Greg Luzinski, George Foster. These guys chose not to play baseball when forced to play as a DH later in their careers.
Catfish Hunter, RIP. Mark Fidrych, RIP. Skip Caray, RIP.
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