Re: Does Todd Helton belong in the Hall of Fame?
The qualification that can push a first baseman into the hall of fame is home runs.
Todd Helton has 351? That's a no-go.
Keith Hernandez...John Olerud....batting average and defense just don't do it if you are a first baseman.
Hits HR RBi Runs
A 279/344/463 2,732 379 1,652 1,272 23 years
B 321/420/548 2,392 352 1,333 1,346 16 years
Player A is a 1B/3B type who played for several world series/pennant winning/playoff type teams and is in the hall but considered a marginal Hall of Famer.
Player B is Helton.
Helton would not be the worst player in the hall, but I don't see national writers voting for him.
Player A is Tony Perez.
"Even a bad day at the ballpark beats the snot out of most other good days. I'll take my scorecard and pencil and beer and hot dog and rage at the dips and cheer at the highs, but I'm not ever going to stop loving this game and this team and nobody will ever take that away from me." Roy Tucker October 2010
Last edited by dfs; 05-26-2012 at 09:45 AM.