Re: Hall of Fame Thoughts by Chris Welsh
The work stoppage of the 1994 season may have cost McGriff election into the HOF. The season ended roughly two-thirds of the way in. At that point McGriff had 34 HRs along with 94 RBI and a batting line of .318/.389/.623. It wouldn't appear to be a stretch to assume that had the season been played out McGriff would have added at least another 7 HRs to his total. Seven more HRs that season would have ultimately been enough to give him 500 for his career.
Frankly, if McGriff was otherwise worthy of HOF induction those "missing" 7 HRs shouldn't matter, and if he isn't worthy of being in the HOF then another 7 HRs shouldn't change that either.
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