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89. Lance Berkman
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: February 10, 1976 in Waco, TX USA
  • Weight: 220 lbs.
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Bats: B
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: July 16, 1999
  • Final Game: September 17, 2013
  • TSN All-Star - 2006
  • Comeback Player of the Year - 2011
 
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Lance Berkman was the third “Killer B” of the Houston Astros, though it was his Comeback Player of the Year season with St. Louis (that also netted him his only World Series Ring) that he might hold most dear.

Berkman’s overall Hall of Fame candidacy is an interesting one as he is a six time All Star, finished in the Top Ten in MVP voting six times and put up very good power numbers with 366 Home Runs, 1,234 RBIs and a .934 OPS. His overall numbers, complete with a 51.1 bWAR are good, but with poor defensive numbers, a relatively low profile amongst most fans, and what is still likely to be a loaded ballot, Berkman will have more trouble than he should to get into Cooperstown.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Waco, Texas, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Tuesday, 01 January 2019
  • Position: First Base, Outfield
  • Played For: New York Yankees, Houston Astros, Texas Rangers, St. Louis Cardinals
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Comeback Player of the Year Award (NL) (2011)
    6 Time All Star (2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 & 2011)
    Most Doubles (2) (NL) (20001 & 2008)
    Most Runs Batted In (1) (NL) (2002)
    Highest Win Probabilty Added (1) (NL) (2008)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten MVP Finishes: (NL: 2001, 5th), (NL: 2002, 3rd), (NL: 2004, 7th), (NL: 2006, 3rd), (NL: 2008, 5th) & (NL: 2011, 7th)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    9 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Slugging Percentage)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (OPS)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Most Hits)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Total Bases)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Doubles)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Triples)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Home Runs)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Batted In)
    10 Top Ten Finishes (Walks)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (WAR for Position Players)
    World Series Rings (1) (St. Louis Cardinals, 2011)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 28.   OPS: .943
    35.   Win Probabilty Added: 52.6
    39.   Intentional Walks: 160
    40.   Slugging Percentage: .537
    43.   On Base Percentage: .406
    59.   Walks: 1,201
    81.   Home Runs: 366
  • Should be Inducted As A: Houston Astro

Should Lance Berkman be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 40%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 60%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%
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