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Re: HOF CLASS OF 2011
« Reply #25: January 08, 2011, 07:33:59 AM »
Bert Blyleven surrendered the most home runs in MLB history. Mitch Williams stated that you have to play a long time to give up a lot of home runs to which Blyleven replied " I gave up 96 in two years, so it really didn't take that long". Bert should have been in years ago.


BTW he mentioned Baseball Analysts several times, so you may want to check out their site.


http://baseballanalysts.com

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Re: HOF CLASS OF 2011
« Reply #26: January 08, 2011, 05:05:41 PM »
Bert Blyleven surrendered the most home runs in MLB history. Mitch Williams stated that you have to play a long time to give up a lot of home runs to which Blyleven replied " I gave up 96 in two years, so it really didn't take that long". Bert should have been in years ago.


BTW he mentioned Baseball Analysts several times, so you may want to check out their site.


http://baseballanalysts.com
Jamie Moyer actually surrendered the most HR in MLB history.

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Re: HOF CLASS OF 2011
« Reply #27: January 08, 2011, 05:19:09 PM »
Jamie Moyer actually surrendered the most HR in MLB history.

Blyleven was probably talking about that he had the record when he retired. I didn't really bother to check.

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Re: HOF CLASS OF 2011
« Reply #28: January 08, 2011, 05:37:06 PM »
Is Blyleven the first HOF born in Europe?

Going to the HOF website, there apparently are execs and coaches from england and germany, but I did not see a player.

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Re: HOF CLASS OF 2011
« Reply #29: January 08, 2011, 06:42:27 PM »
Is Blyleven the first HOF born in Europe?

Going to the HOF website, there apparently are execs and coaches from england and germany, but I did not see a player.

Harry Wright played on the original Cincinnati Reds team, but I think he's in as an exec or manager.

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« Reply #30: January 09, 2011, 12:07:50 AM »
Harry Wright played on the original Cincinnati Reds team, but I think he's in as an exec or manager.

Three- all in as baseball executives:

Henry Chadwick - England
Harry Wright - England
Barney Dreyfuss - Germany

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Re: HOF CLASS OF 2011
« Reply #31: January 09, 2011, 10:40:13 PM »
Bert Blyleven surrendered the most home runs in MLB history. Mitch Williams stated that you have to play a long time to give up a lot of home runs to which Blyleven replied " I gave up 96 in two years, so it really didn't take that long". Bert should have been in years ago.


BTW he mentioned Baseball Analysts several times, so you may want to check out their site.


http://baseballanalysts.com


Well, that's like how Favre's thrown the most picks but he'll be a first ballot HOFer unless we find out that he roided or killed someone.

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Re: HOF CLASS OF 2011
« Reply #32: January 10, 2011, 08:46:01 AM »
Well, that's like how Favre's thrown the most picks but he'll be a first ballot HOFer unless we find out that he roided or killed someone.
Or is jailed on some sex offense.  But that is impossible.

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« Reply #33: January 10, 2011, 01:02:49 PM »
Or is jailed on some sex offense.  But that is impossible.
When did anything jail get in the way of the NFL?

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« Reply #34: January 10, 2011, 02:22:43 PM »
When did anything jail get in the way of the NFL?

But Michael Vick... oh wait, wrong thread.

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Re: HOF CLASS OF 2011
« Reply #35: January 10, 2011, 02:55:45 PM »
Football doesn't have an integrity clause in their voting rules.

Baseball does.

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Re: HOF CLASS OF 2011
« Reply #36: January 10, 2011, 05:45:06 PM »
Bert Blyleven surrendered the most home runs in MLB history. Mitch Williams stated that you have to play a long time to give up a lot of home runs to which Blyleven replied " I gave up 96 in two years, so it really didn't take that long". Bert should have been in years ago.


BTW he mentioned Baseball Analysts several times, so you may want to check out their site.


http://baseballanalysts.com


I love that the 'old school' baseball guys are all annoyed at the 'internet geeks' for supporting Blyleven.  I'm not sure I have a dog in that fight, I just loved watching Peter Gammons turn red talking about internet geeks on the MLB channel.

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« Reply #37: January 10, 2011, 05:53:26 PM »
I love that the 'old school' baseball guys are all annoyed at the 'internet geeks' for supporting Blyleven.  I'm not sure I have a dog in that fight, I just loved watching Peter Gammons turn red talking about internet geeks on the MLB channel.

The rhetoric is as bad as politics.