Re: Chris Sabo: Reds Hall of Famer
While just about everybody seems to have his or her own utopian idea of what the criteria should be for someone to be inducted into a Hall of Fame, be it the Reds or the one located in Cooperstown, one of the best measures for determining whether or not a particular player should be inducted is to look at who has already been inducted.
The Reds Hall of Fame includes Mike McCormick, Jerry Lynch, Smoky Burgess, Lonny Frey, Billy Werber, Gordy Coleman, Tommy Helms and Cesar Geronimo. Those guys were all quality ballplayers, many if not most of them all stars, but take at look at what they accomplished as Reds and compare their stats to those of Sabo. If those guys are Reds Hall of Famers (and they are), then Sabo belongs in the Reds Hall of Fame as well.
None of those guys, including Sabo, will ever be inducted into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, and none should be, but the standard for induction into the Reds Hall of Fame, set over a half century, is a lot lower than that for admittance into Cooperstown.
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