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Cyclone792
02-23-2006, 04:37 AM
Starting Pitchers Q-Z Poll open until March 3rd, 2006 (http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43044)

Vote for all RELIEF PITCHERS that you believe should be in the Hall of Fame. This is a multiple-choice poll so you're allowed to vote for more than one player.

19th century (i.e. pre 1903): Need 2/5 support
Early Modern (roughly 1903-1945): Need 1/2 support
Integration (roughly 1945-1970): Need 5/8 support
Post Integration (roughly 1970-present): Need 2/3 support





Name, Era------------------------Saves----Games Fin.--------INN -------ERA+

Rick Aguilera, 1985-2000----------318--------557----------1,291.1------117
Dennis Eckersley, 1975-1998-------390--------577----------3,285.2------116
Roy Face, 1953-1969---------------193--------574----------1,375.0------109
Rollie Fingers, 1968-1985---------341--------709----------1,701.1------119
Rich "Goose" Gossage, 1972-1994---310--------681----------1,809.1------126
Tom Henke, 1982-1995--------------311--------548------------789.0------156
John Hiller, 1965-1980------------125--------363----------1,040.0------134
Doug Jones, 1982-2000,------------303--------640----------1,128.1------130
Gary Lavelle, 1974-1987-----------399--------136----------1,085.0------126
Sparky Lyle, 1967-1982------------238--------634----------1,292.0------127
Firpo Marberry, 1923-1936---------101--------271----------2,067.0------116
Jeff Montgomery, 1987-1999--------304--------549------------868.0------134

Name, Era------------------------Saves-----G. Fin.----------INN -------ERA+

Randy Myers, 1985-1998------------347--------548------------884.2------122
Ron Perranoski, 1961-1973---------179--------458----------1,174.0------123
Dan Quisenberry, 1979-1990--------244--------553----------1,043.1------146
Dick Radatz, 1962-1969------------122--------297------------693.2------122
Jeff Reardon, 1979-1994-----------367--------695----------1,132.2------121
Dave Righetti, 1979-1995----------252--------474----------1,403.2------114
Lee Smith, 1980-1997--------------478--------802----------1,289.1------132
Bruce Sutter, 1976-1988-----------300--------512----------1,042.1------136
Kent Tekulve, 1974-1989-----------184--------638----------1,436.1------132
John Wetteland, 1989-2000---------330--------523------------765.0------148
Hoyt Wilhelm, 1952-1972---------- 227--------651----------2,254.1------146

Big Klu
03-06-2006, 12:09 AM
I voted for:

Eckersley, Fingers, Gossage, Quisenberry, Smith, Sutter, and Wilhelm.

I thought the only automatic choice was Wilhelm. I was somewhat surprised that Mike Marshall was not a candidate.


To be honest, I didn't look very much at the numbers for the candidates, in part because the numbers for more modern players are greatly inflated compared to the numbers of past players. I tend to be of the opinion that a relief pitcher must be "special" (that is, a difference-maker or innovator) to even be considered for Hall-Of-Fame status. (It's similar to how I feel about kickers and the Football HOF.)

Eric_Davis
03-06-2006, 06:18 PM
Trevor Hoffman

Big Klu
03-16-2006, 02:33 AM
Just bringing this one back to the surface.

Cyclone792
03-21-2006, 12:49 AM
RedsZone Hall of Fame - Relief Pitchers

Player % of votes
Dennis Eckersley 85.00 percent
Rollie Fingers 75.00 percent
Goose Gossage 80.00 percent
Lee Smith 75.00 percent
Hoyt Wilhelm 65.00 percent


Quiz and Sutter come up just short, but five other relievers are elected.