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Why is Joe Dimaggio in the HOF?

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  • #46
    Originally posted by Dodgerfan66
    2 things on that

    we really cant give credit for what didnt happen..its not fair to other players to perform...its like takin joe schmo from the street and projecting his major league numbers...no credit should be earned

    also

    his last season in 1942 showed a decline for joe...so he may have actually saved 3 bad seasons by goin to war......in 1942 he hit only .305/21/114 his worst season to date.....
    This is a weak argument. Joe D was a great player in 1943-45. It just happened that that because of circumstances out of his control he was unable to play major league baseball. Your Jo Schmo analogy doesn't hold water because Joe D did play in the majors and Joe Schmo didn't. Most players have "off" years. You can't use his 1942 season as "evidence" that Joe was in decline because when he came back from WW II he several excellent seasons.
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    • #47
      Originally posted by Dodgerfan66
      i didnt realize that.......i would of tought a .600 slg impressive
      Only 6 people in the history of baseball have a slg% of .600 or higher. One of them is Bonds; who obviously wouldn't have had that if not for steroids.
      Ball game over. World Series over! Yankees win thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Yankees win!

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      • #48
        Originally posted by Murderers Row
        Low slugging? He's 11th all time.
        How about this?

        His career ROAD slugging, when he wasn't mired in that brutal park, was .610

        That would be good for FIFTH ALLTIME. And this is for a guy who hit homeruns as much as he struckout, for chrissake.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Dodgerfan66
          Manny Ramirez has a 156 OPS+ in 13 seasons.

          Joe D had a 155 OPS+ in 13 seasons.

          i ask again if manny ramirez retired after 2005 is he one of the greatest players of all-time and among the best lf( rf) of all time????? let alone a hof

          again ask yourselves this question
          You conveniently leave out the defensive value plus Joe D led the Yankees to many World Series titles while Manny has won only one.
          Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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          • #50
            Originally posted by Dodgerfan66
            i didnt realize that.......i would of tought a .600 slg impressive
            Before the Steriod Era only two players had a career .600+ slugging percentage. Another weak argument.
            Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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            • #51
              Originally posted by Dodgerfan66
              better cf's, cobb, mays, mantle, speaker, charleston, griffey jr, williams, and a few others that i dont remember
              I'm sorry, by Williams, do you honestly mean Bernie Williams? Ted was a LF, so that doesn't fit, and I can't think of any other Williams who'd really go there. If so, you're just being ridiculous.
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              • #52
                Other than slugging percentage, here are DiMaggio's top 100 career marks, giving him absolutely no credit for his three years in the service.:

                OPS+ 23rd
                RBI 38th
                avg 43rd
                runs created 55th
                HR 63rd
                total bases 75th
                runs scored 79th, and I saved this one for you because you insist on attacking him for his "low" OBP: 63rd.

                Source: baseball-reference.com

                The HOF has 140 major league position players in it. Please explain how with all the evidence we've presented he's not among those top 140.

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                • #53
                  And, just to point out, the word you mean to be using is have. Would have, not would of. I'm trying desperately to think of any circumstance under which "would of" would be gramatticaly correct... I can think of a few with a comma in the middle ("General Motor's financial outlook would make an accountant weep more than any other corporation's would, of the businesses in the Fortune 500."), but I'm drawing a blank at any instance where just a straight "would of" would be in the remotest bit proper.
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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules
                    Before the Steriod Era only two players had a career .600+ slugging percentage. Another weak argument.
                    No, thats not true. Ruth, Williams, Gehrig, Foxx, and Greenberg all had SLG over .600.
                    Ball game over. World Series over! Yankees win thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Yankees win!

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by Murderers Row
                      No, thats not true. Ruth, Williams, Gehrig, Foxx, and Greenberg all had SLG over .600.
                      Oops you're right! I forgot about Foxx and Greenberg. I confused my self because I knew Ruth and Williams were 1-2 when I was a kid.
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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by Dodgerfan66
                        dimaggio's career just wasnt long enough. most of the greats of that era had more leads examples

                        gehrig led in BA 1X, obp 5X, slg 2X, runs 4X, h 1X, tb 4X, hr 3X, rbi 5X

                        foxx led in ba 2X, obp 3X, slg 5X, runs 1X, tb 3X, hr 4X, rbi 3X

                        they face much tougher competition

                        joe d was not the best player on those teams as that honor goes to gehrig

                        he was not a deserving all star every year

                        his numbers are good but not hof like

                        his only great seasons were 1937 and 1941

                        he didnt steal bases either and his only comptetion throughout his career wa ted williams

                        dimaggio is similar to vernon wells or bernie williams...good but not hof
                        You're joking, right? I mean, I can't believe I'm reading this.
                        "I do not care if half the league strikes. Those who do it will encounter quick retribution. All will be suspended and I don't care if it wrecks the National League for five years. This is the United States of America and one citizen has as much right to play as another. The National League will go down the line with Robinson whatever the consequences. You will find if you go through with your intention that you have been guilty of complete madness."

                        NL President Ford Frick, 1947

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                        • #57
                          a couple other thing if i remember correctly dimaggio isnt on top 50 warp3 list..........and i think pretty low on eqa...........

                          although ya are starting to make sense........still higher than 10 as a CF is hard to explain

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by Dodgerfan66
                            joe was never deemed a great defensive cf.........so thats a non factor

                            again who knows the numbers he would of put up...theres no tellin...so credit isnt earned
                            If you believe this, you have NO idea of the opinon of DiMaggio's contemporaries.
                            "I do not care if half the league strikes. Those who do it will encounter quick retribution. All will be suspended and I don't care if it wrecks the National League for five years. This is the United States of America and one citizen has as much right to play as another. The National League will go down the line with Robinson whatever the consequences. You will find if you go through with your intention that you have been guilty of complete madness."

                            NL President Ford Frick, 1947

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                            • #59
                              I'll just post one more number-56.
                              I realize that one record in itself should not make a player HOF worthy. But that streak, along with the other statistics that have been posted make Joe D pretty HOF worthy to me.
                              And he hit in 63 in the PCL, which was considered a great Minor league back then, maybe even worthy of MLB status.
                              Last edited by soberdennis; 07-23-2006, 07:12 PM.

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by Dodgerfan66
                                Manny Ramirez has a 156 OPS+ in 13 seasons.

                                Joe D had a 155 OPS+ in 13 seasons.

                                i ask again if manny ramirez retired after 2005 is he one of the greatest players of all-time and among the best lf( rf) of all time????? let alone a hof

                                again ask yourselves this question
                                If Manny retired today, he should walk right into the HOF. If Manny Ramirez is not a HOFer, then who is that's in the game today?
                                "I do not care if half the league strikes. Those who do it will encounter quick retribution. All will be suspended and I don't care if it wrecks the National League for five years. This is the United States of America and one citizen has as much right to play as another. The National League will go down the line with Robinson whatever the consequences. You will find if you go through with your intention that you have been guilty of complete madness."

                                NL President Ford Frick, 1947

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