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The 25 Easiest Hall of Fame Cases for Eras Committees

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  • The 25 Easiest Hall of Fame Cases for Eras Committees

    Please rank your 25 with explanations for all, some, or none. I'm not going to include coaches or contributors in mine but feel free to do so. Also make sure they are players no longer eligible for BBWAA elections. Example: all though they aren't eligible for Eras Committee ballots yet, feel free to use players such as Edmonds, Kendall, and Olerud.
    Last edited by Stieb37; 07-10-2018, 01:41 PM.

  • #2
    C:

    Thurman Munson
    Ted Simmons
    Wally Schang

    1B:

    Mark McGwire
    Rafael Palmeiro
    Dick Allen

    1B/MGR:

    Gil Hodges

    2B:

    Bobby Grich
    Lou Whitaker
    Ross Barnes

    3B:

    Graig Nettles
    Bob Elliott

    SS:

    Bill Dahlen
    Jack Glasscock

    OF:

    Dwight Evans
    Sherry Magee
    Indian Bob Johnson

    P:

    Urban Shocker
    Kevin Brown
    Luis Tiant
    Bob Caruthers
    Dave Cone
    Johan Santana
    Dave Stieb

    RP:

    Lee Smith

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    • #3
      By "easiest", do you mean "obviously, in our opinion, belong" or do you mean "ease with which to convince the voters"?
      Last edited by Chadwick; 07-10-2018, 05:22 PM.
      "It is a simple matter to erect a Hall of Fame, but difficult to select the tenants." -- Ken Smith
      "I am led to suspect that some of the electorate is very dumb." -- Henry P. Edwards
      "You have a Hall of Fame to put people in, not keep people out." -- Brian Kenny
      "There's no such thing as a perfect ballot." -- Jay Jaffe

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      • #4
        Let's go with "obviously, in our opinion, belong."

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Stieb37 View Post
          Let's go with "obviously, in our opinion, belong."
          Thanks, because that's a much easier list (for me, at least) to put together!
          "It is a simple matter to erect a Hall of Fame, but difficult to select the tenants." -- Ken Smith
          "I am led to suspect that some of the electorate is very dumb." -- Henry P. Edwards
          "You have a Hall of Fame to put people in, not keep people out." -- Brian Kenny
          "There's no such thing as a perfect ballot." -- Jay Jaffe

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          • #6
            My Top 25
            Doc Adams (Early Baseball)
            Dick Allen (Golden Days)
            Ross Barnes (Early Baseball)
            Bruce Bochy (Today’s Game)
            Kevin Brown (Today’s Game)
            David Cone (Today’s Game)
            Bill Dahlen (Early Baseball)
            Jim Edmonds (Today’s Game)
            Wes Ferrell (Early Baseball)
            Jack Glasscock (Early Baseball)
            Bobby Grich (Modern Baseball)
            Keith Hernandez (Modern Baseball)
            Bill James (Modern Baseball)
            Kenny Lofton (Today’s Game)
            Mark McGwire (Today’s Game)
            Marvin Miller (Modern Baseball)
            Minnie Minoso (Golden Days)
            Rick Reuschel (Modern Baseball)
            Bret Saberhagen (Today’s Game)
            Johan Santana (Today’s Game)
            Ted Simmons (Modern Baseball)
            Dave Stieb (Modern Baseball)
            Luis Tiant (Modern Baseball)
            Lou Whitaker (Modern Baseball)
            Jimmy Wynn (Golden Days)

            My Next 25
            Sal Bando (Golden Days)
            Buzzie Bavasi (Golden Days)
            Buddy Bell (Modern Baseball)
            Charlie Bennett (Early Baseball)
            Bobby Bonds (Modern Baseball)
            Ken Boyer (Golden Days)
            Will Clark (Today’s Game)
            Wilbur Cooper (Early Baseball)
            Harry Dalton (Modern Baseball)
            Dwight Evans (Modern Baseball)
            Orel Hershiser (Today’s Game)
            Paul Hines (Early Baseball)
            Bob Johnson (Early Baseball)
            Charlie Keller (Early Baseball)
            Sherry Magee (Early Baseball)
            Jim McCormick (Early Baseball)
            Thurman Munson (Modern Baseball)
            Graig Nettles (Modern Baseball)
            Rafael Palmeiro (Today’s Game)
            Billy Pierce (Golden Days)
            Willie Randolph (Modern Baseball)
            Urban Shocker (Early Baseball)
            Reggie Smith (Modern Baseball)
            Joe Start (Early Baseball)
            Harry Stovey (Early Baseball)
            Bucky Walters (Early Baseball)
            "It is a simple matter to erect a Hall of Fame, but difficult to select the tenants." -- Ken Smith
            "I am led to suspect that some of the electorate is very dumb." -- Henry P. Edwards
            "You have a Hall of Fame to put people in, not keep people out." -- Brian Kenny
            "There's no such thing as a perfect ballot." -- Jay Jaffe

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Chadwick View Post
              Thanks, because that's a much easier list (for me, at least) to put together!
              Yeah I agree, good luck convincing them. I will consider it a win if they at least elect David Cone in 2019. Keeping my fingers crossed on that one.

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              • #8
                Bill Dahlen
                Billy Pierce
                Bob Caruthers
                Dave Concepcion
                Dave Stieb
                David Cone
                Dick Allen
                Dwight Evans
                Harry Stovey
                Jack Glasscock
                Jim Edmonds
                Jim McCormick
                Keith Hernandez
                Ken Boyer
                Kevin Brown
                Lou Whitaker
                Mark McGwire
                Rafael Palmeiro
                Ross Barnes
                Steve Garvey
                Ted Simmons
                Tommy Bond
                Tony Mullane
                Tony Oliva
                Will Clark
                This week's Giant

                #5 in games played as a Giant with 1721 , Bill Terry

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                • #9
                  Top 25:

                  1. Dick Allen (Golden Days)
                  2. Sal Bando (Modern Baseball)
                  3. Buddy Bell (Modern Baseball)
                  4. Bobby Bonds (Modern Baseball)
                  5. Kevin Brown (Today's Game)
                  6. David Cone (Today's Game)
                  7. Bill Dahlen (Early Baseball)
                  8. Jim Edmonds (Today's Game)
                  9. Dwight Evans (Modern Baseball)
                  10. Wes Ferrell (Early Baseball)
                  11. Jack Glasscock (Early Baseball)
                  12. Bobby Grich (Modern Baseball)
                  13. Keith Hernandez (Modern Baseball)
                  14. Kenny Lofton (Today's Game)
                  15. Mark McGwire (Today's Game)
                  16. Minnie Minoso (Golden Days)
                  17. Graig Nettles (Modern Baseball)
                  18. Willie Randolph (Modern Baseball)
                  19. Rick Reuschel (Modern Baseball)
                  20. Bret Saberhagen (Today's Game)
                  21 Johan Santana (Today's Game)
                  22. Reggie Smith Modern Baseball)
                  23 Dave Steib (Modern Baseball)
                  24. Luis Tiant (Modern Baseball)
                  25. Lou Whitaker (Modern Baseball)

                  Next 25:

                  1. Kevin Appier (Today's Game)
                  2. Ken Boyer (Golden Days)
                  3. Bob Caruthers (Early Baseball)
                  4. Will Clark (Todays Game)
                  5 Chuck Finley (Today's Game)
                  6. Art Fletcher (Early Baseball)
                  7. Nomar Garciaparra (Today's Game)
                  8. Dwight Gooden (Modern Baseball?)
                  9. Orel Hershiser (Today's Game)
                  10. Bob Johnson (Early Baseball)
                  11. Davey Johnson (Today's Game)
                  12. Charlie Keller (Early Baseball)
                  13. Jim Leyland (Today's Game)
                  14. Sherry Magee (Early Baseball)
                  15. Jim McCormick (Early Baseball)
                  16. Marvin Miller (Modern Baseball)
                  17. Tony Mullane (Early Baseball)
                  18. Thurman Munson( Modern Baseball)
                  19. Danny Murtaugh (Golden Days)
                  20. Rafael Palmeiro (Today's Game)
                  21. Billy Pierce (Golden Days)
                  22. Lou Piniella (Today's Game)
                  23. Urban Shocker (Early Baseball)
                  24. Harry Stovey (Early Baseball)
                  25. Jim Wynn (Golden Days)
                  Last edited by NJRob65; 07-12-2018, 01:53 PM.

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                  • #10
                    C:
                    Ted Simmons
                    Charlie Bennett

                    1B
                    Dick Allen
                    Keith Hernandez
                    Will Clark
                    Joe Start

                    2B
                    Bobby Grich
                    Lou Whitaker
                    Ross Barnes
                    Jeff Kent

                    SS
                    Bill Dahlen
                    Jack Glasscock

                    3B
                    Graig Nettles

                    OF:
                    Sherry Magee
                    Minnie Minoso
                    Jim Edmonds
                    George Gore
                    Paul Hines
                    Reggie Smith
                    Pete Browning

                    P
                    Bob Caruthers
                    David Cone
                    Luis Tiant
                    Johan Santana
                    Bret Saberhagen


                    It's no exact science. Thurman Munson, Ken Boyer and Bob Elliott were close calls. I put Joe Start in and dropped Billy Pierce.

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                    • #11
                      My top guys eligible for the VC

                      Bobby Grich
                      Minnie Minoso
                      Lou Whitaker
                      Quincy Trouppe
                      John Beckwith
                      Dick Allen
                      Jack Glasscock
                      Bob Caruthers
                      Wes Ferrell
                      Sherry Magee
                      Bill Dahlen
                      Dwight Evans
                      Rick Reuschel
                      Ted Simmons
                      Ken Boyer
                      Charlie Bennett
                      Luis Tiant
                      Jim Edmonds
                      Alejandro Oms
                      Paul Hines
                      Home Run Johnson
                      Bobby Bonds
                      Thurman Munson
                      Jim McCormick
                      Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
                      Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
                      A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

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                      • #12
                        My 25 Players (with all the great players available, in my opinion they need a separate ballot for managers/executives/umpires):

                        1. Kenny Lofton CF (Cleveland Indians) Today's Game
                        2. Bill Dahlen SS (Chicago Colts/Cubs) Early Baseball
                        3. Ken Boyer 3B (St. Louis Cardinals) Golden Days
                        4. Jim Wynn CF (Houston Astros) Golden Days or Modern Baseball?
                        5. Lou Whitaker 2B (Detroit Tigers) Modern Baseball
                        6. Jim Edmonds CF (St. Louis Cardinals) Today's Game
                        7. Wes Ferrell P (Cleveland Indians) Early Baseball
                        8. Bobby Grich 2B (California Angels) Modern Baseball
                        9. Jack Glasscock SS (Cleveland Blues) Early Baseball
                        10. David Cone P (New York Mets) Today's Game
                        11. Kevin Brown P (Texas Rangers) Today's Game
                        12. Ted Simmons C (St. Louis Cardinals) Modern Baseball
                        13. Dick Allen 1B (Philadelphia Phillies) Goden Days or Modern Baseball?
                        14. Dave Stieb P (Toronto Blue Jays) Modern Baseball
                        15. Minnie Minoso LF (Chicago White Sox) Golden Days
                        16. Johan Santana P (Minnesota Twins) Today's Game
                        17. Sherry Magee LF (Philadelphia Phillies) Early Baseball
                        18. Reggie Smith OF (Boston Red Sox) Modern Baseball
                        19. Charlie Bennett C (Detroit Wolverines) Early Baseball
                        20. Dwight Evans RF (Boston Red Sox) Modern Baseball
                        21. Graig Nettles 3B (New York Yankees) Modern Baseball
                        22. Bret Saberhagen P (Kansas City Royals) Today's Game
                        23. Keith Hernandez 1B (St. Louis Cardinals) Modern Baseball
                        24. Luis Tiant P (Boston Red Sox) Modern Baseball
                        25. Thurman Munson C (New York Yankees) Modern Baseball

                        Also Doc Adams, Marvin Miller, Bill James, Joe L. Brown (overlooked Pirates exec.), Bing Devine, Jim Leyland, Lou Piniella, and Davey Johnson are slam dunks to me but again they need to separate players from managers/executives/umpires.

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                        • #13
                          A lot of people mentioning Charlie Bennett nice to see that; way better defensive catcher than Buck Ewing and pretty good offensively.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Stieb37 View Post
                            ....in my opinion they need a separate ballot for managers/executives/umpires
                            This is absolutely true and I suspect that a strong majority in this forum agree with you.
                            "It is a simple matter to erect a Hall of Fame, but difficult to select the tenants." -- Ken Smith
                            "I am led to suspect that some of the electorate is very dumb." -- Henry P. Edwards
                            "You have a Hall of Fame to put people in, not keep people out." -- Brian Kenny
                            "There's no such thing as a perfect ballot." -- Jay Jaffe

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