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20. Gary Sheffield
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: November 18, 1968 in Tampa, FL USA
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 03, 1988
  • Final Game: September 30, 2009
  • Silver Slugger - 1992
  • TSN All-Star - 1992
  • TSN Major League Player of the Year - 1992
  • Silver Slugger - 1996
  • TSN All-Star - 1996
  • Silver Slugger - 2003
  • TSN All-Star - 2003
  • Silver Slugger - 2004
  • Silver Slugger - 2005
 
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Gary Sheffield has to be the most interesting candidate who appeared on the 2014 Ballot. Traditionally speaking, Sheffield hit the magical 500 Home Run mark, won a Batting Title and had five seasons with an OPS over one. His career WAR is respectable, his OPS is in the top fifty and he also won five Silver Sluggers and played in nine All Star Games. That’s pretty good right? Unfortunately there are few things to consider.

Sheffield was a defensive liability, so much to the point that it knocks him off of the top 100 in Career WAR for a position player. He was not the most fan friendly player, and he was like a baseball vagabond playing for eight different teams. The worst is that he has been linked to Performance Enhancing Drugs, and we all know what that means in regards to the Hall of Fame.

Should Gary Sheffield be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 48.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 25%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 14.1%
No opinion. - 1.6%
No way! - 10.9%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 2014
  • Position: Outfield
  • Played For: New York Yankees, Florida Marlins, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers, San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Comeback Player of the Year (NL) 1992
    9 Time All Star (1992, 1993, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004 & 2005)
    Silver Slugger (5) (1992, 1996, 2003, 2004 & 2005)
    Highest Batting Average (1) (NL) (1992)
    Highest On Base Percentage (1) (NL) (1996)
    Highest OPS (1) (NL) (1996)
    Highest OPS+ (1) (NL) (1996)
    Most Total Bases (1) (NL) (1992)
    Most Doubles (1) (AL) (2000)
    Most Runs Batted In (AL) (2003)
    Highest WIn Probabilty Added: (1) (AL)  (2004)
    World Series Rings (1) (Florida Marlins, 1997)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten MVP Finishes: (NL: 1992, 3rd), (NL: 1996, 6th), (NL: 2000, 9th), (NL: 2003, 3rd), (AL: 2004, 2nd) & (AL: 2008, 8th)
    4   Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    10 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    5   Top Ten Finishes (Slugging Percentage)
    7   Top Ten Finishes (OPS)
    9   Top Ten Finishes (OPS+)
    5   Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    2   Top Ten Finishes (Most Hits)
    3   Top Ten Finishes (Total Bases)
    7   Top Ten Finishes (Home Runs)
    6   Top Ten Finishes (Runs Batted In)
    9   Top Ten Finishes (Walks)
    4   Top Ten Finishes (Power-Speed)
    8   Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
    4   Top Ten Finishes (WAR for Position Players)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 13.   Power-Speed#: 338.0
    19.   Win Probabilty Added: 59.9
    21.   Walks: 1,475
    26.   Home Runs: 509
    28:   Runs Batted In: 1,676
    34:   Total Bases: 4,737
    39.   Plate Appearances: 10,947
    39:   Runs Scored: 1,636
    42:   Games Played: 2,576
    61:   At Bats: 9,217
    58:   OPS: .907
    68:   Hits: 2,689
    71.   Intentional Walks: 71
    76:   Slugging Percentage: .514
    78.   OPS+: 140
    88:   On Base Percentage
    92:   Doubles: 467: .393
  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame: 2015: 11.7%
    2016: 11.6%
    2017: 13.3%
    2018: 11.1%
  • Should be Inducted As A: Florida Marlin

Should Gary Sheffield be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 48.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 25%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 14.1%
No opinion. - 1.6%
No way! - 10.9%
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Comments   

0 #2 Darryl Tahirali 2016-07-18 22:24
Right on the bubble, I'd vote no, but I wouldn't object if he gets voted in. There are better right fielders not in, and worse who are. Although we don't want Tommy McCarthy to be the threshold.
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0 #1 Jon Elfmann 2013-12-30 09:47
Another dope on 'roids. One of the best inside power hitters in the game's history.
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