Originally Posted by RedsBaron
Ken Boyer belongs in the Hall of Fame.
I have no problem with the three people who were inducted. With regard to Deacon White, arguably being the best ever catcher in the 19th century probably merits HOF induction.
I think he's borderline and that's coming from a guy that appreciates what Ken Boyer in his era. I think the one thing that needs to be more stressed with him is how great he was at defense. He won 9 gold gloves, 8 of which he won in consecutive years. What really hurts him, in my eyes anyway, is how he fell off the cliff later on in his career. After age 33, he was below league average. For 9 years though he was about as consistent of a player as you would find in that era.