Nate Silver, NY Times columnist, wrote an article (http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes...-too-small/?hp) on the HoF and its guidelines and poor choices of 1930 members. While that's interesting, IMO, the most interesting part of the article was the following:
So, Redszone, let's assume this is a 35-year HoF year. Who ya got? (Remember, this is a look ahead, not a list of the 30-35 best players of today.)Other than the indulgences that the veterans committee made for players from the Depression era, the number of Hall of Famers is reasonably consistent from the birth of the American League in 1901 onward — provided that one accounts for the fact that many players who were active from about 1980 onward have yet to exhaust their eligibility. Generally, there have been about 30 or 35 Hall of Famers active in the majors at any given time.
Joey Votto (Homer pick)
Jay Bruce (Homer pick)