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Sticky Spice wrote:I always wished there would be two tiers to the HOF. One general tier of the greatest players, and then a special tier to the greatest of the great. How this would be judged is a problem I want to pretend isn't there
I say this because as a fan of baseball in the 1980's, Don Mattingly should be in there. If I were to take my kid to the HOF I would want Don Mattingly and Jack Morris in there representing the time period when I most loved baseball.
HOF pisses me of because jerk wads like Bonds will get in. yet class acts who took a city on his back won't because there wacky HOF monitor isn't up to par.
Exactly Mattingly was HERO to the Yankees. There team stunk but he was the captain and player his heart out every year.
Tavish wrote:Exactly Mattingly was HERO to the Yankees. There team stunk but he was the captain and player his heart out every year.
Exactly. He was a hero to the Yankees. Its not the Hall of great Yankees, although Rizzuto's induction might make it seem that way. If Mattingly is inducted he should go in the same year as Will Clark, Steve Garvey, Hal McRae, Tony Oliva, Al Oliver, Dave Parker, Cecil Cooper, and about 20 other guys who were very good players and put up similar numbers but without the New York stage.
Jedimindtric wrote:Now I like Donnie Baseball too but why should he get in and not Dale Murphy. Murphy was a back to back MVP, 5 time Gold Glove, 7 time allstar, won 4 consecutive silver sluggers, mosts hits , runs and rbis in the NL in the 80s and 2nd in HR. He was friendly with the press, the fans, the players, and everyone around baseball. He played on a crappy Braves team with no protection and still produced MVP type numbers. Bad knees slowed him down too early, but he should be in the Hall by now. He was the most dominant OF in the 80s and that even after he started out as a catcher!
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