I thought I'd stop a thread that I've been mulling over for some time. I've often thought that there is one player who is not eligible for the baseball HOF, but who should be inducted nonetheless.
He's not eligible because he never played baseball in the major leagues here in the U.S. Of course, I'm talking about Sadaharu Oh, the current all time homer leader in organized baseball.
Here's a link to the Wikipedia's entry about Oh
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One thought, and this is the impetus for this, is that its almost the counterpart to Barry Bonds and his possible entry in to the Hall - or perhaps andidote.Oh led his league in home runs fifteen times (and for thirteen consecutive seasons) and also drove in the most runs for thirteen seasons. More than just a power hitter, Oh was a five-time batting champion, and won the Japanese Central League's batting triple crown twice. With Sadaharu Oh at first base, the Yomiuri Giants won eleven championships, and Oh was named the Central League's Most Valuable Player nine times and to the All-Star team eighteen times.