101. Luis Gonzalez

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Another very interesting name eligible for the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame vote is Luis Gonzalez. “Gonzo” has very good career numbers, with 2,591 Hits, 354 Home Runs and 1,439 RBI’s. His 48.0 career WAR is nothing to sneeze at either. The question that arises with Gonzalez is the major spike in his power numbers in his 30’s and that he had his best seasons in his second decade in the Majors. Although his name has never been associated with PEDs, he is often lumped in that category. As it stands, Gonzalez is probably a bubble candidate before the alleged controversy. With that cloud over his head, who knows what voters will think.


Should Luis Gonzalez be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 43.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 23.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 20%
No opinion. - 1.5%
No way! - 12.3%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 2014
  • Position: Outfield
  • Played For: Houston Astros, Florida Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs
  • Major Accolades and Awards: 5 Time All Star (1999, 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2005)
    Branch Rickey Award (2005)
    Silver Slugger (1) (NL) (2001)
    Most Hits (1) (NL) (1999)
    Most Sacrifice Flies (1) (NL) (1993)
    Most Total Zone Runs (1) (NL) (1993)
    World Series Rings (1) (Arizona Diamondbacks, 2001)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten MVP Finishes:
    (NL: 2001, 3rd)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Slugging Percentage)
    1 Top Ten Finish (OPS)
    1 Top Ten Finish (OPS+)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Most Hits)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Total Bases)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Doubles)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Triples)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Home Runs)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Runs Batted In)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Walks)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Total Zone Runs)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Defensive WAR)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (WAR for Position Players)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 18.   Doubles: 596
    42.   Games Played: 2,591
    49.   Intentional Walks: 150
    54.   Plate Appearances: 10,531
    58.   Total Bases: 4,385
    65.   At Bats: 9,157
    67.   Runs Batted In: 1,439
    70.   Walks: 1,155
    85.   Hits: 2,591
    88.   Home Runs: 354
    92.   Runs Scored: 1,412
  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame: 2014: 0.9
  • Should be Inducted As A: Arizona Diamondback

Should Luis Gonzalez be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 43.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 23.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 20%
No opinion. - 1.5%
No way! - 12.3%

Comments   

+1 #4 HADAJUN 2017-01-08 02:36
He is a good player.
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+1 #3 JohnfromNH 2015-03-29 23:51
One is Pudge Fisk...who's the other?
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+1 #2 Geoffrey Feldman 2013-04-22 03:05
None of the numbers cited above are anything special. He really was a one year wonder. He only once was in the top ten in RBI's, twice in runs scored, once in HRs. His 57 HRs in 01 was third which meand that HRs were easier to get that year fir some reason if not PEDs.
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0 #1 Glenn Danzig 2013-02-09 10:47
Definitely put Gonzo in!
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