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Offline bluestreak

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Hall of Fame 2020
« Topic Start: December 08, 2019, 08:34:00 PM »
Executive Marvin Miller and Catcher Ted Simmons elected by modern era committee.

It remains a travesty that Lou Whitaker is not in the hall of fame.

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Re: Hall of Fame 2020
« Reply #1: December 08, 2019, 09:06:37 PM »
Marvin Miller is as responsible for the modern game as anyone - long over due

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Re: Hall of Fame 2020
« Reply #2: December 08, 2019, 09:53:27 PM »
Glad for Miller.  Wished Dewey made it.  Simmons is a pretty good choice too.

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Re: Hall of Fame 2020
« Reply #3: December 16, 2019, 08:36:36 PM »
Executive Marvin Miller and Catcher Ted Simmons elected by modern era committee.

It remains a travesty that Lou Whitaker is not in the hall of fame.

In 19 years playing Lou Whitaker only hit .300 twice. He has a .276 lifetime average with 244 career home runs. Not HOF stats.

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« Reply #4: January 21, 2020, 06:24:36 PM »
Alfonso Soriano got 6 votes. Adam Dunn got 1.

One voter did not vote for Derek Jeter. Oh, and Larry Walker got in.

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« Reply #5: January 21, 2020, 06:37:07 PM »
Alfonso Soriano got 6 votes. Adam Dunn got 1.

One voter did not vote for Derek Jeter. Oh, and Larry Walker got in.
Walker becomes only the second Canadian horn player in the Hall. Quick trivia. Who is the other?  No checking Google.

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« Reply #6: January 21, 2020, 07:31:39 PM »
Brad Penny?!? :lmao:

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« Reply #7: January 21, 2020, 07:43:14 PM »
Brad Penny?!? :lmao:
Must be three. I forgot him.

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Re: Hall of Fame 2020
« Reply #8: January 21, 2020, 08:26:10 PM »
Derek Jeter was one vote shy of being an unanimous selection into the HOF

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« Reply #9: January 21, 2020, 08:44:07 PM »
Derek Jeter was one vote shy of being an unanimous selection into the HOF

Whoever didn’t vote for him should never be allowed to cast another vote again.

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Re: Hall of Fame 2020
« Reply #10: January 21, 2020, 08:44:33 PM »
Maybe someone saw him playing defense

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« Reply #11: January 21, 2020, 09:09:52 PM »
Whoever didn’t vote for him should never be allowed to cast another vote again.

Got to be a Boston writer.

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Re: Hall of Fame 2020
« Reply #12: January 21, 2020, 09:14:37 PM »
Got to be a Boston writer.
nah, the Mets beat guy.

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« Reply #13: January 21, 2020, 09:21:13 PM »
nah, the Mets beat guy.

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« Reply #14: January 21, 2020, 09:49:08 PM »
Whoever didn’t vote for him should never be allowed to cast another vote again.
Why? There have been plenty of better players who were not unanimous.

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« Reply #15: January 21, 2020, 09:55:16 PM »
Agree - but I wonder what made Mariano Rivera unanimous ?

Why? There have been plenty of better players who were not unanimous.

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« Reply #16: January 21, 2020, 10:11:45 PM »
Why? There have been plenty of better players who were not unanimous.

True, junior and Nolan Ryan come to mind. All should have been unanimous IMHO.

Dunn got one vote.

Here’s Zuckerman’s ballot:

https://www.masnsports.com/nationals-pastime/2020/01/my-2020-hall-of-fame-ballot.html

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Re: Hall of Fame 2020
« Reply #17: January 22, 2020, 08:41:54 AM »
So, do we have a Larry Walker Day at Nats Park, like we honored Dawson, Carter, and Raines?  We are away on Canada Day, so no day jumps out. 

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Re: Hall of Fame 2020
« Reply #18: January 22, 2020, 08:52:15 AM »
Agree - but I wonder what made Mariano Rivera unanimous ?

Probably the fact that he was the greatest of all time at his position.

Think of how relatively few MLB players we saw in our lifetimes were even in the conversation for greatest ever at their position. Mariano Rivera is indisputably the greatest relief pitcher ever.

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« Reply #19: January 22, 2020, 08:57:09 AM »
Probably the fact that he was the greatest of all time at his position.

Think of how relatively few MLB players we saw in our lifetimes were even in the conversation for greatest ever at their position. Mariano Rivera is indisputably the greatest relief pitcher ever.
Juan Soto :whistle:


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Re: Hall of Fame 2020
« Reply #20: January 22, 2020, 11:01:47 AM »
Juan Soto :whistle:


Not even the best player in his division

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« Reply #21: January 22, 2020, 11:36:19 AM »
Walker becomes only the second Canadian horn player in the Hall. Quick trivia. Who is the other?  No checking Google.

Jenkins, right. I had heard that a week or so ago.

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« Reply #22: January 22, 2020, 01:11:15 PM »
Jenkins, right. I had heard that a week or so ago.
Worst trade in history. Or maybe second to trading Ryne Sandberg.

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« Reply #23: January 22, 2020, 02:37:21 PM »
Which one? Jenkins was traded four times.

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« Reply #24: January 22, 2020, 03:07:01 PM »
Which one? Jenkins was traded four times.
The really dumb one.