Baseball http://www.notinhalloffame.com Sun, 15 Dec 2019 02:33:25 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb 1A. Pete Rose http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/888-1a-pete-rose http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/888-1a-pete-rose 1A.  Pete Rose
Statistically, there is no argument about the Hall of Fame qualifications of Pete Rose.  Even the most casual baseball fan is aware that “Charlie Hustle” is the all time hit king with 4,256 hits; a record that may never be broken.  Rose also was a seventeen time All Star, and proved to be a clutch performer as evidenced by his three World Series Rings; including a World Series MVP.  Sadly, as much as casual sports fans are aware of Rose’s on field accomplishments, many who have never turned their dial to ESPN knows his off field embarrassments.
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1B. Shoeless Joe Jackson http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/889-1b-shoeless-joe-jackson http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/889-1b-shoeless-joe-jackson 1B.  Shoeless Joe Jackson
Did he or didn’t he conspire to fix to the 1919 World Series?  Over eighty years after the fact, there is still a sizable debate as to whether “Shoeless” Joe Jackson was involved in the “Black Sox” scandal that saw the Chicago White Sox throw the World Series for financial gain against the Cincinnati Reds.
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1C. Roger Clemens http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/1950-2-roger-clemens http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/1950-2-roger-clemens 1C. Roger Clemens
Couldn’t we just say look at the previous Barry Bonds entry and say “Ditto”? Seriously, the parallels are too great to ignore. Like Bonds, Clemens may have had a Hall of Fame career before he allegedly took PEDs, and like Bonds, he dominated the steroid era as he did the decade before. He has the career statistics (353 wins and 4,672 strikeouts), the dominating seasons (seven Cy Youngs and an MVP) and two World Series Rings. “Rocket” Roger Clemens is arguably the best Pitcher in the past twenty five years.
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2. Barry Bonds http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/1949-1c-barry-bonds http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/1949-1c-barry-bonds 2.  Barry Bonds
You may have noticed many sportswriters who have a Hall of Fame ballot for the Baseball drink a little more these days. The PED question is now completely unavoidable with the new wave of eligible candidates as the sport’s biggest stars of the last two decades are now eligible for Hall of Fame enshrinement. It is not that our baseball list has not been controversial in the past. We have already put it through serious revisions when we created a “1a” and a “1b” to accommodate the fact that both Pete Rose and “Shoeless” Joe Jackson are both ineligible for the Hall due to gambling. A thought crossed our mind to create a list if eligible players who were caught (or suspected) of using PEDs, but there is one fact that cannot be ignored: these players ARE eligible for the Hall of Fame, and as such we have elected to treat as an “era” of the sport. It is with this in mind that Barry Bonds has become our number one (ok, 1c) selection for this year’s Notinhalloffame Baseball list.
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3. Derek Jeter http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/6842-derek-jeter http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/6842-derek-jeter 3. Derek Jeter
We see a no brainer here.Derek Jeter is a Hall of Famer in every sense of the words.  He is a multi time World Series Champion, a member of the 3,000 Hit club, a lifetime .310 hitter and a multi time All Star, Silver Slugger and Gold Glove recipient.  Jeter has the traditional and sabremetric statistics and in terms of “fame”, he is one of the most popular players of all-time and is part of the pantheon of legendary leaders of the New York Yankees, which alone puts him into Cooperstown.
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4. Bill Dahlen http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/1555-6-bill-dahlen http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/1555-6-bill-dahlen 4. Bill Dahlen
If you think that all of the Turn of the Century Baseball Players that should be in the Hall of Fame is already in, then we ask you to think again.  We offer you the case of “Bad” Bill Dahlen, whose Hall of Fame campaign is being championed by sabremetricians and traditionalists alike.
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5. Curt Schilling http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/1954-19-curt-schilling http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/1954-19-curt-schilling Curt Schilling
For the record, we love outspoken athletes. They may not always be popular with fans (and other players), but they sure make for far better sound bites than “we gotta go out there and give 100 percent” or other such statements from the “Athlete’s guide to dealing with the Media”. Ironically, Schilling is now part of the media, but remains as outspoken as ever.
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6. Lou Whitaker http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/942-7-lou-whitaker http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/942-7-lou-whitaker 6.  Lou Whitaker
Playing with Alan Trammell for virtually his entire career, Lou Whitaker was one half of the longest running double play combination in Baseball history.  Like Trammell, Whitaker was a great player with both bat and glove and a big part of Detroit’s World Series win in 1984.
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7. Manny Ramirez http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/3732-manny-ramirez http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/3732-manny-ramirez 7. Manny Ramirez
With all due respect to Ivan Rodriguez and Vladimir Guerrero, statistically speaking, Manny Ramirez is the top dog of the new possibilities for the 2017 Class. We will also say, he was the most entertaining. We are all aware of the eccentric “Manny being Manny moments, but ahead of all that was a man who was an incredible hitter who had a career slash line of .312/.411/.585/.996 that included one Batting Title, three On Base Percentage Titles, three Slugging Titles and three OPS Titles. Most importantly of all, Ramirez maintained his offensive production in the Post Season and was the Most Valuable Player for the Boston Red Sox in their World Series win in 2004. Arguably, Manny Ramirez is one of the most prolific offensive superstars to never win an MVP award, or even make a runner-up, though he was in the top ten in voting eight ties, and he has more than enough stats to be a Hall of Fame entry.
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8. Todd Helton http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/5975-todd-helton http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/5975-todd-helton 8. Todd Helton
While Larry Walker struggled to get into the Hall of Fame, fellow Colorado Rockie, Todd Helton should have an easier path. The five time All Star was a multi time Silver Slugger winner and Gold Glove recipient and from the period of 1999 to 2004 was one of the best offensive players in the game scoring an OPS over 1.0 five straight years as well as eclipsing the .300, 30 Home Run and 100 RBI mark.
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9. Ted Simmons http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/940-16-ted-simmons http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/940-16-ted-simmons 9.  Ted Simmons
With all due respect to Johnny Bench, Gary Carter or other Hall of Fame catchers, if they were to be judged solely on their offensive accomplishment and were outfielders there is a good chance that half of them would not be in the Hall.  This is not to knock catchers, but they have not been traditionally your power position in the lineup.  Ted Simmons was a catcher in the era with Bench, Carter and Fisk he was clearly in their shadow despite having numbers that matched their production.
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10. Larry Walker http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/906-11-larry-walker http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/906-11-larry-walker 10.  Larry Walker
Entries on this list discuss the plight of Relief Pitchers.  Others discuss the merits of those who were accused of taking Performance Enhancing drugs.  With Larry Walker, the question will be to what extent playing in Coors Field did to pad his statistics.
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11. Gil Hodges http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/893-20-gil-hodges http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/893-20-gil-hodges 11.  Gil Hodges
A large contingent of Dodger fans will maintain that Cooperstown’s greatest omission is that of Gil Hodges.  Considering he was one of the most consistent and best Home Run hitters of the 1950’s, these fans have a strong case.
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12. Tommy John http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/898-24-tommy-john http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/898-24-tommy-john We imagine that there are younger baseball fans that are oblivious that there really was a Tommy John and that it was not just the name of a surgery.  This would be unfortunate, as Tommy John has to go down as one of the most durable pitchers in baseball history.]]> [email protected] (Site Admin) Baseball Sun, 10 Jan 2016 23:19:00 +0000 13. Scott Rolen http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/3771-scott-rolen http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/3771-scott-rolen 13. Scott Rolen
The 1997 National League Rookie of the Year, Scott Rolen, is in our eyes the most intriguing candidate of those eligible in 2018. Rolen was a very good hitter, who topped the 2,000 Hit and 300 Home Run mark in his career, played in seven All Star Games and at first look would appear an outside looking in candidate for the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was considered a top Third Baseman for much of his career, both in terms of offense and defense, however there was only one season where he as a serious contender for the Most Valuable Player Award. Still, Rolen retired with an impressive career bWAR of 70.0, which places him in line for what the Hall looks for. Like we said, this is the one where the votes fascinate us the most!   Could this be a big win for the sabremetricians?
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14. Minnie Minoso http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/911-8-minnie-minoso http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/911-8-minnie-minoso 14.  Minnie Minoso
Minnie Minoso may be known for being the first (and our guess the last) baseball player to play in five different decades.  It may seem impressive, but it was a marketing gimmick which had Minoso play a couple of games in 1976 and 1980 to achieve this honor.  Minoso was a popular player and capable athlete who had the ability to perform the task.  We would rather think of the 1951 to 1960 version of Minnie Minoso who may have been the most underrated player in the league and whose play was anything but gimmicky.
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15. Dwight Evans http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/925-25-dwight-evans http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/925-25-dwight-evans 15.  Dwight Evans
Outside of Boston, it may be forgotten how good Dwight Evans was.  It could be because he played on teams with the more popular players, but Evans was a huge component in both the 1975 and 1986 World Series runs.
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16. Mark McGwire http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/890-12-mark-mcgwire http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/890-12-mark-mcgwire 16.  Mark McGwire
It is possible that this candidate is shrouded with more controversy than our 1A and 1B candidates combined?
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17. Gary Sheffield http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/2304-gary-sheffield http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/2304-gary-sheffield 17. Gary Sheffield
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.
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18. Wes Ferrell http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/943-50-wes-ferrell http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/943-50-wes-ferrell 18. Wes Ferrell
Athletes are competitive by nature, but 99.9 percent of them paled to the competitive juices of Wes Ferrell.  He was known to get violent whenever he lost and take it out on himself and inanimate objects.  He may have been animated himself at times, but his teammates have always said they wanted him on their side.
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19. Rafael Palmeiro http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/905-13-rafael-palmeiro http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/905-13-rafael-palmeiro 19.  Rafael Palmeiro
At the time of the infamous steroids trial, Rafael Palmeiro seemed to come off so good.  Of course when you are sitting next to a man who suddenly suffered from amnesia (Mark McGwire), a man who suddenly forgot the English language (Sammy Sosa) and the man who broke the “bro code” (Jose Canseco) a defiant and confident sounding Rafael Palmeiro could not help but look good.  A few months later, Palmeiro was suspended by Major League Baseball for testing positive for steroids.
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20. Roger Maris http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/895-99-roger-maris http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/895-99-roger-maris 20.  Roger Maris
This one is a little tough.  We recognize (and we are sure most people agree) that the overall career numbers of Roger Maris does not equate to a Hall of Fame Baseball player.  However, many very good players have been excluded from Cooperstown because they lacked moments of greatness.  Nobody could ever doubt that Roger Maris had a year that was part of baseball immortality.
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21. Dave Parker http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/897-22-dave-parker http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/897-22-dave-parker 21.  Dave Parker
They called Dave Parker the “Cobra” and the nickname fit.  He could strike with his bat, his legs and his throwing arm and during the last half of the 1970’s he could arguably make a claim as the best player in the league; in fact he did make that claim.
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22. Tony Mullane http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/1569-17-tony-mullane http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/1569-17-tony-mullane 22. Tony Mullane
How many people pointed at Bert Blyleven’s 287 career wins year after year and championed his Hall of Fame cause?  We don’t know the exact number, but we are sure that it is a lot more who than those who created logs extolling the virtues of Tony Mullane’s 284 Major League victories.
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23. Dick Allen http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/899-18-dick-allen http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/899-18-dick-allen 23.  Dick Allen
If Dick Allen was playing today would he dominate Sports Radio and TMZ with his antics?  There is a good chance as when Dick (Formerly Richard) Allen played; he was as good as he was controversial.
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24. Jim Kaat http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/902-28-jim-kaat http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/902-28-jim-kaat 24.  Jim Kaat
If durability was the main criteria to get into the Baseball Hall of Fame then Jim Kaat should have been in years ago.  Pitching in an astonishing twenty five Major League Seasons, Kaat was not just on the mound; he was a major contributor to every team he played for.
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25. Steve Garvey http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/910-42-steve-garvey http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/910-42-steve-garvey 25.  Steve Garvey
The common trend in Baseball Hall of Fame voting is for a solid candidate to get a healthy double digit vote in his first year of eligibility and watch that number climb slowly as more and more perspective is put on their career.  For Steve Garvey, the more the Hall looked at his career, the more they seemed to talk themselves out of his induction as evidenced by the way his votes were cut in half from his first year (41.6) to (21.1) in his last year.
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26. Tony Oliva http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/901-36-tony-oliva http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/901-36-tony-oliva 26.  Tony Oliva
If Tony Oliva did not suffer from bad knees would he have been inducted already?  Many people think so, as his first eight seasons showed off one of the game’s great contact hitters who won the batting title three times.  After 1971 however the bad knees of Tony Oliva created a ballplayer that was just a fraction of what he once was.
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27. Fred McGriff http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/908-27-fred-mcgriff http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/908-27-fred-mcgriff 27.  Fred McGriff
As Fred McGriff made an attempt to hit 500 career home runs, a debate began as to whether 500 was still a magic number for Hall of Fame entry.  Sadly the message was a clear one; if Fred McGriff can get there maybe the number just doesn’t hold the same meaning.
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28. Keith Hernandez http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/923-67-keith-hernandez http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/923-67-keith-hernandez 28.  Keith Hernandez
Just what would Keith Hernandez be most famous for?  Could it be for his eleven consecutive Gold Gloves?  How about his 1979 MVP?  The two World Series rings perhaps?  Maybe his tenacious play as a Met?  It could also be for his association with cocaine.  Likely, there are many who think of Keith Hernandez and remember that episode of Seinfeld instead.  Just as long as it isn’t for those terrible Just for Men commercials.
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29. Sammy Sosa http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/1952-10-sammy-sosa http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/1952-10-sammy-sosa 29. Sammy Sosa
It has to be considered a given that the PED question has hurt many players in their quest for Cooperstown. It is very possible that anyone associated with it will fail to get elected and the Hall will be devoid of some of the game’s greatest record setters. Yet, of all the people whose careers got tarnished, we can’t help but wonder if Sammy Sosa took the biggest fall of them all.
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30. Dale Murphy http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/915-48-dale-murphy http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/915-48-dale-murphy 30.  Dale Murphy
Right now it is hard to imagine a time when the Atlanta Braves were not relevant in the world of Professional Baseball but in the 1980’s frankly Ted Turner’s team wasn’t a spectacular one.  The exception to that rule was Dale Murphy who in his prime drew comparisons to legends such as Mays and DiMaggio.  No really, he did.
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31. Andy Pettitte http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/5951-andy-pettitte http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/5951-andy-pettitte Andy Pettitte took PEDs and apologized for it. He was forgiven by not just the fans of the New York Yankees but baseball fans in general. That fact (an important one) makes him the most intriguing candidate for this year as his contriteness might make him Hall of Fame worthy.   Still, if the PED issue is not a factor, is Andy Pettitte an HOF contender? Let’s take a look!]]> [email protected] (Site Admin) Baseball Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:34:10 +0000 32. Jim McCormick http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/1577-21-jim-mccormick http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/1577-21-jim-mccormick 32. Jim McCormick
A dominating pitcher for a few seasons in the early 1880’s, Jim McCormick was a bruising Scotsman whose underhanded prowess netted him 265 wins in what was a relatively brief career.  Of course, he played in a time, when teams essentially rode the same two pitchers.  It wasn’t like McCormick could blame his manager in those early seasons; he was the Player/Manager.
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33. Stan Hack http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/937-63-stan-hack http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/937-63-stan-hack 33.  Stan Hack
Stan Hack played his entire sixteen seasons as a player for the Chicago Cubs.  He was one of the Cubbies most popular players as “Smilin” Stan’s sunny disposition made him a fan favorite among players, fans and journalists alike.  It also didn’t hurt that he was one hell of a hitter.
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34. Luis Tiant http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/912-51-luis-tiant http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/912-51-luis-tiant 34.  Luis Tiant
In the long and illustrious (often tortured) history of the Boston Red Sox a case can be made that of all the men who graced Fenway’s mound Luis Tiant was the most popular of them all.  Considering the amount of great athletes who have donned the Red Sox uniform this is an impressive accolade indeed.
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35. Ross Barnes http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/1556-40-ross-barnes http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/1556-40-ross-barnes 35. Ross Barnes
An argument has been made that Ross Barnes was the greatest baseball player of all time in the League.  Unfortunately, that aforementioned League was the National Association and not the current Leagues that are known today.
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36. Bernie Williams http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/1955-31-bernie-williams http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/1955-31-bernie-williams 36. Bernie Williams
We admit we made a mistake not ranking Bernie Williams last year. Were we rebelling against a Yankee bias, or was it that we just considered him just not good enough? Regardless, that is the beauty of Baseball is that you can easily reevaluate what you may have missed the first time. Lord knows it happens all the time during the actual balloting process for the Hall of Fame.
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37. Allie Reynolds http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/916-70-allie-reynolds http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/916-70-allie-reynolds 37. Allie Reynolds
The man called “Superchief” was one of the great right handed pitchers of the New York Yankees.  Allie Reynolds was the first man to toss two no-hitters in a season in the American League though that was just a small sample of what he accomplished.
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38. Bobby Grich http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/933-26-bobby-grich http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/933-26-bobby-grich 38.  Bobby Grich
1,800 career hits and a lifetime .266 Batting Average sound like a good career but not necessarily a Hall of Fame one.  A closer look at the overall body of work of Bobby Grich indicates he is a lot closer than you would think.
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39. Bill Freehan http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/957-44-bill-freehan http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/957-44-bill-freehan 39.  Bill Freehan
You would not think that an eleven time All Star would be forgotten among Hall of Fame consideration, but in the case of career long Detroit Tiger, Bill Freehan that appears to be the reality.
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40. Don Mattingly http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/918-64-don-mattingly http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/918-64-don-mattingly 40.  Don Mattingly
One of the most popular Yankees of all time was Don Mattingly.  This was a very impressive reality considering that the year before he turned pro the Bronx Bombers lost to Dodgers in the World Series and the year after he retired they won the championship.  During Mattingly’s entire tenure, the Yankees never went to the Fall Classic; the largest stretch of post season futility in franchise history.
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41. Kevin Brown http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/973-29-kevin-brown http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/973-29-kevin-brown 41.  Kevin Brown
A lot of baseball players take flak for their high salaries. One of those who did was Kevin Brown who was the first man in professional baseball to sign a contract worth $100 Million. Sadly for Brown, his deterioration rendered that one of the worst contracts as during the final years of his career he was not a player who should have been amongst the games highest paid.
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42. Larry Doyle http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/1558-58-larry-doyle http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/1558-58-larry-doyle Another forgotten star in the pre Babe Ruth era was Larry Doyle who was easily amongst the most likeable players of his era.  Not only was he a natural favorite, he was one of the mist consistent players too.]]> [email protected] (Site Admin) Baseball Mon, 11 Jan 2016 04:19:00 +0000 43. Jim Edmonds http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/2341-jim-edmonds http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/2341-jim-edmonds 43. Jim Edmonds
Many who first think of Jim Edmonds and the Hall of Fame may think automatically of what we wrote about Moises Alou and that he is likely a candidate for the “Hall of Very Good”. However the more we really thought about it, the more we like “Jimmy Baseball’s” resume.
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44. Kenny Lofton http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/1957-43-kenny-lofton http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/1957-43-kenny-lofton 44. Kenny Lofton
Kenny Lofton took the city of Cleveland by storm in the early 90’s and by doing so, got the baseball world to notice the Tribe again. By the decade’s end though, power numbers took over the game, and many forgot how good he really was.
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45. Andruw Jones http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/3741-andruw-jones http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/3741-andruw-jones 45. Andruw Jones
Although Andruw Jones was once classified as a defensive specialist, it is one dimensional to think of him only that way. Granted, Jones captured ten straight Gold Glove Awards and also led the National League in Defensive bWAR four times and is second all-time in Total Zone Runs with six straight seasons (1997-03), but he also had an offensive acumen that has to be respected, which included 434 career Home Runs, a Home Run and RBI Title in 2005, which certainly pushed up his career bWAR of 62.8, a number that is not far off the Cooperstown threshold.
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46. Bob Caruthers http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/1571-23-bob-caruthers http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/1571-23-bob-caruthers 46. Bob Caruthers
For about six seasons, Bob Caruthers was considered one of the best pitchers in baseball.  Sadly, as his career only lasted nine seasons his impact in the game may not have allowed him to cement himself as one of the great early pitchers.
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47. Al Oliver http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/929-55-al-oliver http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/929-55-al-oliver 47.  Al Oliver
Al Oliver came to the league in 1969 as a line drive hitter and for eighteen years consistently smacked the ball for hits.  He had over 2,700 hits in his career, and despite not being a genuine power hitter, he had a plethora of RBI’s.
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48. David Cone http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/960-59-david-cone http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/960-59-david-cone 48. David Cone
David Cone may not be best remembered for winning a Cy Young Award. He may be best known for being a true hired gun that baseball teams coveted for their stretch drive.
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