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Jason Isringhausen

Jason Isringhausen
As part of the New York Mets’ “Generation K”, much was expected of Jason Isringhausen and though he did not meet expectations as a Starting Pitcher, he did become a very effective Relief Pitcher, making two All Star Games, and leading the National League in Saves in 2004. Isringhausen would record 300 career Major League Saves in total, and another 11 in the Post Season.

The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin:
U.S.A. (Brighton, IL)

Eligible In:
The 2018 Vote


Played For:
New York Mets
Oakland A’s
St. Louis Cardinals
Tampa Bay Rays
Los Angeles Angels

Major Accolades and Awards:
3 Time All Star (2000 & 2005)
Most Saves (1) (NL) (2004)
World Series Rings (None)

Other Points of Note:
6 Top Ten Finishes (Saves)

Notable All Time Rankings:
24.   Saves: 300
79.   Games Played: 724

Should Jason Isringhausen be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 25%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 37.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 25%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 12.5%

Mort Cooper, Jason Isringhausen and Scott Rolen named to the St. Louis Cardinals HOF

We here at have been (slowly) working on the Top 50 of every major franchise in the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB.  As such it is significant news to us that the St. Louis Cardinals have announced their franchise Hall of Fame Class of 2019.

The new inductees are:

Jason Isringhausen: Isringhausen joined St. Louis in 2001 after being named an All-Star in Oakland.  He would remain a closer with the Redbirds and in 2004 would lead the National League in Saves in 2004.  The following year he would be named to his second All-Star Game (his second as a Cardinal) and he played there until the end of the 2008 season.  

Scott Rolen:  The Third Baseman was a four-time All-Star as a St. Louis Cardinal where he was a three-time Gold Glove recipient.  Rolen was an integral part of the Cardinals’ 2006 World Series Championship and the fringe Baseball Hall of Famer had 111 Home Runs with a Slash Line of .286/.370/.510 as a Cardinal.

Mort Cooper:  Cooper was chosen by the special Red Ribbon Committee and he was with the Cardinals from 1938 to 1945 where he was a two-time All Star and led the National League in Wins in both of those campaigns.  Cooper also won the ERA Title in 1942 and was named the league MVP.  He helped St. Louis win the 1942 and 1944 World Series.

The other nominees in the fan ballot included Keith Hernandez, Matt Morris, Edgar Renteria and John Tudor.

The St. Louis Cardinals began their Hall of Fame in 2014 and it has quickly become one of the most important franchise halls in the “Big 4” sports.  

The induction will take place on August 24. 

We here at would like to congratulate the latest members of the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Class of 2019.

If I Had a Vote in the 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame Election

Strategic voting. What you have to do when you have too many choices and not enough time or opportunities to realize all those choices.

Sounds like voting for the Baseball Hall of Fame for the last few years, doesn't it?

The good news is that since the Shutout of 2013, when the eligible members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) could not muster the 75 percent of the vote necessary to elect any one ballot candidate to the Hall of Fame despite a wealth of candidates from whom to choose (I counted 14), the BBWAA has sent a dozen players to Cooperstown. Based on that trend, and barring any unusual or unforeseen wrinkle, the writers are certain to elect at least one player for 2018.
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