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    Should College coaches be in the HOF? There are some pretty good coaches in the history of college baseball.
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    Yes and some college players
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    Unlike most other team sports, in which teams usually have an equivalent number of players on the field at any given time, in baseball the hitting team is at a numerical disadvantage, with a maximum of 5 players and 2 base coaches on the field at any time, compared to the fielding team's 9 players. For this reason, leaving the dugout to join a fight is generally considered acceptable in that it results in numerical equivalence on the field, and a fairer fight.

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    While guys like Rod Dedeaux and Augie Garrido deserve recognition, I don't think Cooperstown is the appropriate place for it.
    "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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    • #3
      I'd really prefer it if Cooperstown didn't start to resemble the hodgepodge mixture that is the Basketball Hall of Fame. When they start electing players for having great college careers, then it truly will be a joke.

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      • #4
        I was actually going to post something like this, but I'll put my feelings here instead.


        I believe that the elite-of-the-elite Coaches (Deadeux, ETC.) probably should be, but no Players. I mean, if you went with the whole "he-was-great-in-college-so-put-him-in-cooperstown!" idea, we'd have Pete Incaviglia on the first ballot.

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        • #5
          I dont think college coaches should be in copperstown. Thats a little bit like saying that great minor leaugers should be in the HOF. But they should make a college baseball hof if there isnt one all ready. putting them at the same level of Babe ruth, Ted Williams, Walter Johnson, Connie Mack, Ect. would be a bit ridiculous but id have no problem if college started there own hall of fame.
          Last edited by RedSoxVT92; 03-12-2006, 11:32 AM.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by RedSoxVT92
            I dont think college coaches should be in copperstown. Thats a little bit like saying that great minor leaugers should be in the HOF. But they should make a college baseball hof if there isnt one all ready. putting them at the same level of Babe ruth, Ted Williams, Walter Johnson, Connie Mack, Ect. would be a bit ridiculous but id have no problem if college started there own hall of fame.
            Perhaps that's the solution is to have a College Baseball Hall of Fame, much like they have for football.

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            • #7
              The Cooperstown HOF should be only for MLB "pioneers", players and managers --and those who were unfairly barred from entering the majors.
              Luke

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              • #8
                I do not want the Baseball Hall of Fame to become like the NBA Hall of Fame but I do think Rod Dedeaux should go in. He wasn't just a great head coach he was the greatest by far winning 11 national championships while at USC and also produced a lot of major league players like Ron Fairley, Don Buford, Tom Seaver, Fred Lynn, Dave Kingman, Randy Johnson and Mark McGwire. He also did a lot for baseball by promoting the sport internationally.

                When you are named the best at something of the century in a sport (College Baseball Coach of the Century) you should be in that sports Hall of Fame.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Orioles5 View Post
                  I do not want the Baseball Hall of Fame to become like the NBA Hall of Fame but I do think Rod Dedeaux should go in. He wasn't just a great head coach he was the greatest by far winning 11 national championships while at USC and also produced a lot of major league players like Ron Fairley, Don Buford, Tom Seaver, Fred Lynn, Dave Kingman, Randy Johnson and Mark McGwire. He also did a lot for baseball by promoting the sport internationally.

                  When you are named the best at something of the century in a sport (College Baseball Coach of the Century) you should be in that sports Hall of Fame.
                  Right, the College Baseball Hall of Fame.

                  Who was behind naming him the greatest college coach, and why should that be treated as the official word? I know Augie Gallardo has his supporters. The "title" still ultimately is subjective, and honoring him in with a plaque in Cooperstown above any and all other college coaches should only lead to opening the doors up to other college coaches. That would only be fair. They don't elect scouts or minor league coaches. To forget them and just induct a single college coach is like a thumb to the nose for them.

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