Re: Hall of Fame
Answer to No. 1 - Goose Gossage - There was a 10 year stretch between the middle of the 70's to the middle of the 80's where he was one of baseball's best pitchers. Not best relief pitchers, but best pitchers.
Answer to No. 2 - Bill Mazeroski - Could make a case that Mazeroski is the worst hitter in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Embarrasingly bad hitter to be considered a hall of fame player. Was elected because of his defense, yet he didn't play one of the premium defensive spots on the field (SS, CF, C). In my mind, would be akin to electing Orlando Hudson to the HOF today - a weak hitting but excellent glove man.