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MLB HOF – Who’s In & Who’s Out

By bullpenbrian - December 3, 2008 - 2:21 am Leave a comment.

Rickey says Rickey is a HOF

I don’t get too caught up anymore in MLB’s HOF inductions. This process is just one of several yearly blunders by the league.

Yes, it’s a shame the league hasn’t worked to make defining a HOF career more clear.

And the league’s stubbornness to do so slowly erodes the fans passion for celebrating the event.

So in the meantime, I like to stick by this definition…we know a HOF when we see one.

For example, Rickey Henderson…great player, Mark Grace…good player.

Below I’ve listed the eligible players for induction, then categorized them into No Chance, Long Shot and Good Chance by my assessment.

All that being said, let the debate begin…and riddle me this Batman: why isn’t Ron Santo in the Hall???

Here’s the list of the players eligible for the 2009 HOF inductions:

• Harold Baines

• Jay Bell

• Bert Blyleven

• David Cone

• Andre Dawson

• Ron Gant

• Mark Grace

• Rickey Henderson

• Tommy John

• Don Mattingly

• Mark McGwire

• Jack Morris

• Dale Murphy

• Jesse Orosco

• Dave Parker

• Dan Plesac

• Tim Raines

• Jim Rice

• Lee Smith

• Alan Trammell

• Greg Vaughn

• Mo Vaughn

• Matt Williams

No Chance:

• Jay Bell

• Ron Gant

• Mark Grace

• Mark McGwire

• Dan Plesac

• Alan Trammell

• Greg Vaughn

• Mo Vaughn

• Matt Williams

Long Shots:

• Bert Blyleven

• David Cone

• Tommy John

• Don Mattingly

• Dale Murphy

• Jesse Orosco

• Tim Raines

Good Chance:

• Andre Dawson

• Rickey Henderson

• Jack Morris

• Dave Parker

• Lee Smith

• Jim Rice

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