Tomorrow we get the word on who is joining the baseball HOF this year.
Every once and a while you get a slam dunk pick like Tony Gwynn, Cal Ripken or Rickey Henderson. Then you have the mass of debatable names, your Blylevens and Bagwells. Here are my picks for entry this year in no particular order.
Rock has some pretty impressive numbers but flew under the radar most of his career. He had over 2600 hits and over 800 stolen bases. He had a knack for using his speed to move his team forward and make things happen. Something you don’t see in the stats. He is the 4th all time in career stolen bases. He also won three World Series.
Larkin was beast in the ’90s. One of the best of his generation. His impact was bigger than his numbers, and his number aint half bad. A 12 time all star and league MVP. He also had 9 silver slugger awards and 3 gold gloves. A number that would have been higher if not for playing the same time as HOFer Ozzie Smith.
I am on the fence with this guy.
Trammel was an above average player in the early ’80s. I am just not sure he was above average enough. I do kinda hope he gets there just to have a rookie card with two HOFers.