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    Re: Dave Parker on HOF ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    Lou Wittaker should be in easily.
    My favorite memory of Lou is when he went to all star game and lost his uniform and cleats, he basically went to a sporting goods store and bought what he couldn’t borrow.
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    Re: Dave Parker on HOF ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by marcshoe View Post
    I might point out that Calvin Arthroscopic still isn't in.
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    Re: Dave Parker on HOF ballot

    Lou should have been in several years ago. Scott Rolen should make it in at some point.I know he wasn't on this list. But I have a feeling Rolen won't get in for a while shame because he should be in. Had he been a Yankee he would already be in. Parker fan but IMO he is not a hall of famer. But then again neither is Phil Rizzuto. It is a joke that Rizzuto is in.

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    Re: Dave Parker on HOF ballot

    Whitaker is an easy pick, IMO.

    Simmons is arguably one of the top 15 catchers of all time, so he's in.

    Tommy John should be in because of both longevity and his namesake surgery.

    Evans is in too. Great reputation as a defender. (I have no clue whether that was deserved, but 8 Gold Gloves would argue for it as well.) Behind Winfield, he was the second-best RF in the game for a decade to 15 years.

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    Re: Dave Parker on HOF ballot

    Parker should be in. Two batting titles. A smattering of league leading stats in other categories. Five times MVP top 5 finishes, including one win. Two World Series rings.

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    Re: Dave Parker on HOF ballot

    I'm generally cool with anyone from this ballot making it in, but Lou Whitaker would be my vote. Though will there ever be love for Bobby Grich?
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    Re: Dave Parker on HOF ballot

    I spent years watching players come through Charleston and, best as I can remember, only two members of the home team are in the Hall of Fame, and neither for doing what they did here--Tony LaRussa and Trevor Hoffman. I'd love for Parker to be the first guy to get into the Hall for doing what I watched him do.
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    Re: Dave Parker on HOF ballot

    I'll take Marvin Miller and anybody but Garvey. Noticed that in a 19-year career and nearly ten thousand plate appearances, Lou Whitaker was only hit by 20 pitches. Doesn't that seem remarkable, or is it just me?
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    Re: Dave Parker on HOF ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by marcshoe View Post
    I spent years watching players come through Charleston and, best as I can remember, only two members of the home team are in the Hall of Fame, and neither for doing what they did here--Tony LaRussa and Trevor Hoffman. I'd love for Parker to be the first guy to get into the Hall for doing what I watched him do.
    I remember this from the years I lived in Pittsburgh...every town has their aholes...

    ..."PITTSBURGH -- A fan threw a battery at Pittsburgh Pirates right-fielder Dave Parker Sunday, and a visibly angered manager Chuck Tanner said the incident took the spirit from his team, which lost 5-3 to the Philadelphia Phillies after rallying to tie the game."...

    ..."Parker has been the target of such missiles before. During the 1979 and 1980 seasons, after he had signed a five-year, multimillion-dollar contract, spectators threw at various times a bat, a steel valve and a five-pound sack of nuts and bolts at him.

    The latest incident occured in the top of the eighth inning Sunday. In the seventh, Parker had made a fielding error that helped give Philadelphia a run.

    Parker brought the battery, which missed him, into the dugout but declined Tanner's offer to remove him from the game."...

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    Re: Dave Parker on HOF ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post
    I'll take Marvin Miller and anybody but Garvey. Noticed that in a 19-year career and nearly ten thousand plate appearances, Lou Whitaker was only hit by 20 pitches. Doesn't that seem remarkable, or is it just me?

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    1    Garret Anderson                 8       9177   
    2    Luke Appling                   10      10243   
    T3   Jimmie Foxx                    13       9670   
    T3   Mickey Mantle                  13       9909   
    5    Harold Baines                  14      11092   
    6    Chili Davis                    15       9996   
    7    Larry Bowa                     17       9103   
    T8   Chipper Jones                  18      10614   
    T8   Eddie Murray                   18      12817   
    10   Lou Whitaker                   20       9967   
    T11  Dave Concepcion                21       9640   
    T11  Red Schoendienst               21       9222   
    T13  Wade Boggs                     23      10740   
    T13  Sam Crawford                   23      10596   
    15   Tony Gwynn                     24      10232   
    T16  Rod Carew                      25      10550   
    T16  Dave Winfield                  25      12358   
    T18  Eddie Mathews                  26      10101   
    T18  Pee Wee Reese                  26       9470   
    20   Luis Aparicio                  27      11230   
    21   Dale Murphy                    28       9040   
    22   Steve Garvey                   29       9466   
    23   Al Simmons                     30       9517   
    T24  Lave Cross                     31       9722   
    T24  Frankie Frisch                 31      10100   
    T24  Edgar Renteria                 31       9066

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    Re: Dave Parker on HOF ballot

    Lots of contact guys in there.
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    Re: Dave Parker on HOF ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post
    I Noticed that in a 19-year career and nearly ten thousand plate appearances, Lou Whitaker was only hit by 20 pitches. Doesn't that seem remarkable, or is it just me?
    Seems to me Lou didnt like getting hit.
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    Re: Dave Parker on HOF ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Lots of contact guys in there.
    A mix of little contact guys and great big strong guys who you didn’t want to be mad at you.
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    Re: Dave Parker on HOF ballot

    Quote Originally Posted by George Foster View Post
    Dale Murphy... 2 time MVP...7 all star. 4 silver slugger
    Also one of the least deserving players on this ballot. I don't have a problem if he makes it, but then we better be prepared to have serious consideration for Kenny Lofton, Andruw Jones, Jim Edmonds, Willie Davis, Jim Wynn, Vada Pinson, Cesar Cedeno, Chet Lemon, Johnny Damon, Fred Lynn, Bernie Williams, Brett Butler and Devon White.
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