Originally posted by jofazi think you dont need 400+ homeruns to get in the HOF. thats just lately the game has changed so they upped it, but 300s is still good for an old timer.
I think you Candian guys need to look at more than just your Blue Jays.
Joe Carter was an outfielder with fewer than 400 homeruns, a .259 career batting average and a .306 on base percentage. Twice in his career he was top 5 in the AL in the MVP race. That just isn't good enough to be in the Hall of Fame.
Originally posted by PinkFloydNone of the others (besides Rose) were ever banned from being in the HOF.
I could vote for Pete Rose, but ONLY if all the bans for moral infractions were lifted, allowing in also: Joe Jackson, Buck Weaver, Eddie Cicotte, Hal Chase, and numerous others whose names I don't know.
Originally posted by PinkFloydNo, the rule that no one on the permanently banned list could be on the ballot for the HOF was passed only after Rose was banned from baseball. In fact, it was passed specifically to exclude him.
Really? I didn't know that. I know they were "banned from professional baseball", and just assumed the HoF was included.
Originally posted by uzlessHe was third in voting for 2008. He is still 9.1% shy of getting in. His percentage has increased the past couple of years so I see him in by 2011.