Re: Veterans Commitee HOF Nominees Named
Ken Boyer was about 98% of Ron Santo. Both men are among the best dozen or so third basemen ever. Bill James favored Boyer's induction. So do I.
Jim Kaat would get my vote.
The HOF saw fit to induct Catfish Hunter and Jim Bunning. Luis Tiant was every bit their equal and was their direct contemporary. I'd vote for El Tiante.
Tony Oliva belongs in the Hall of Very Very Good but I wouldn't induct him.
The argument for Minoso is that the color line kept him out of MLB until he was age 28 or so and, but for that, his career numbers would have resulted in his induction. I believe James favored him. I'm on the fence regarding Minoso.
"Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."