Re: Ten Finalists Named for Pre-Integration Era Ballot For HOF
Bucky Walters is a borderline HOF candidate. Because of my Reds bias I would like to see him inducted but he is very very borderline.
If the Cy Young award had been created two decades earlier, while that would not have made Walters any better it probably would have improved his HOF chances. He clearly was the NL's best pitcher and would have won the Cy Young in 1939 and 1940, and he probably would have won the award in 1944. Having three Cy Young awards on his resume might have been enough to put him in.
"Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."