Re: Veterans Commitee HOF Nominees Named
Ron Santo leads that list and, now that he is dead and cannot enjoy the honor, I expect he will finally be inducted.
There are already too many executives in the HOF as far as I am concerned, and Bavasi and Finley are absurd candidates IMO.
Allie Reynolds was a fine pitcher and belongs in the Hall of Good; there are a lot of pitchers who had better careers than Reynolds who are not in the HOF and I cannot think why he should be in the HOF. Bill James once argued for basing selections in part upon the determination that a candidate was the best qualified player at his position not in the HOF. No way can that be said about Reynolds.
Gil Hodges will probably get support, and his stats are somewhat similar to those of Tony Perez and Orlando Cepeda, but Perez and Cepeda were better players IMO. Hodges really wasn't much better than Norm Cash. I wouldn't vote for Hodges.
"Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."
Last edited by RedsBaron; 11-03-2011 at 05:44 PM.