Lofton’s emergence with Cleveland saw him cement himself as the best leadoff hitter in the American League. With five straight seasons hitting at least .300 (and with a decent OBP), he was able to set the table often with his speed. Five times, Kenny would be the Stolen Base king of the AL, and he was a must watch defensively. With his incredible speed and athleticism, Lofton was a Sports Center highlight reel by robbing batters of Home Runs and his diving catches. As must watch a player as Lofton was in the 90’s, he would be overshadowed by the power hitters of the last half of the decade. His 2000’s also saw him bounce from team to team, and though he wasn’t a player we would classify as a journeyman; he certainly travelled like one. These perceptions may cost Kenny Lofton dearly during his chase for Cooperstown.
Should KennyLofton be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put him in! - 80%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 13.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.5%
No opinion. - 0.6%
No way! - 3.8%
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