Re: Hall of Fame Thoughts by Chris Welsh
Ok. In the years of baseball from 1920 to 1940, there were seven first basemen that made the hall of fame. Sisler, Bottomley, Mize, Gehrig, Foxx, Greenburg, Bill Terry. Now, the league only had sixteen teams. So, somehow someway, these players, made it into the hall of fame.
Why should it matter if McGriff, whose numbers, are clearly hall of fame worthy, be punished because he played in an era of great first basemen? Under your premise, then I suppose what the top three or four should be eligible? Furthermore three of the players the article mentioned were guilty of PEDs, and two of them were primarily DH's. I guess what I am trying to say is, historically there is a premise to put in those players who are deserving regardless how many played the position at the same time.
A man who knows