I think he certainly deserves a thread. Had 297 career wins including the NA, won the very first NA game, a shutout at that. Played 16 years between the NA, NL and the AA. He is credited as one of the inventors of the spitball. Only player to win 50 games in 3 different leagues. And yet this guy is not a HOFer.
I've heard that the 19th century is iffy when it comes to the Hall, but certainly he deserves entry. Im sure if he had 3 more wins credited to him he would have been in many years ago.
What are all your thoughts and opinions on him?