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    Re: Chris Sabo: Reds Hall of Famer

    BTW the Reds have had 8 guys win 3 GG (or more) and another 4 to win 2, they have never had a GG 1st baseman

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    Re: Chris Sabo: Reds Hall of Famer

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    BTW the Reds have had 8 guys win 3 GG (or more) and another 4 to win 2, they have never had a GG 1st baseman
    That's because they never took Redszone's advice and moved Adam Dunn there.
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    Re: Chris Sabo: Reds Hall of Famer

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    BTW the Reds have had 8 guys win 3 GG (or more) and another 4 to win 2, they have never had a GG 1st baseman
    I only have 7 with 3 or more, (Bench, Morgan, Concepcion, Larkin, Davis, McMillan and Geronimo) but I could be missing one. However, of the 7 that I have, all of them are in the Reds Hall of Fame, including Roy McMillan, who was not nearly as strong offensively as Geronimo.

    Just curiously, who am I missing? Thanks.
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    Re: Chris Sabo: Reds Hall of Famer

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNext44 View Post
    I only have 7 with 3 or more, (Bench, Morgan, Concepcion, Larkin, Davis, McMillan and Geronimo) but I could be missing one. However, of the 7 that I have, all of them are in the Reds Hall of Fame, including Roy McMillan, who was not nearly as strong offensively as Geronimo.

    Just curiously, who am I missing? Thanks.
    No you're right, I miscounted, they have 7, and then they have a few with 2 (Rose, Edwards, Reese)

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    Re: Chris Sabo: Reds Hall of Famer

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    It's a hall of FAME. By its very definition its about who is FAMOUS as a Red. Sabo was exceptionally popular and famous as a Red [at least in Cincinnati].

    Were it a Hall of Greats, there are dozens of folks who are in who don't deserve it.
    I haven't been able to find listed criteria for selection to the Reds Hall of Fame, but I doubt that the criteria is "fame." I've read arguments that election to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is by definition based fame, but the stated criteria is that the factors to be considered are the "player's record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character and contributions to the teams(s) on which he played."
    I believe that the Hall of Fame truly is intended to be a "Hall of Greats."
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    Re: Chris Sabo: Reds Hall of Famer

    I don't think a team's HOF should be compared to, or should necessarily have to carry the same criteria, as needed for induction into MLB's HOF (Cooperstown). It's not necessarily what your level of performance was in comparison to MLB as a whole; but to that particular franchise for the years you were there. Maybe that involves leading the team, or being among the leaders, in numerous statistical categories, maybe even for the particular position you played, or holding team records.

    I can understand the argument that simply playing for a winning, or championship, team shouldn't necessarily qualify one of that franchise's HOF. I think the Red's organization does that, when it comes the BRM or the 90 team, simply as a marketing tool aimed at the fans because they all hold this "sentimentality" towards those teams and certain players, and want to see them somehow recognized. Guys like Geronimo, and even Spuds, many others could easily be mentioned, are such players. And they aren't the only franchise that does so.
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