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Why would anyone even think of voting Mattingly in the HOF?

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Re: Why would anyone even think of voting Mattingly in the H

Postby Tavish » Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:35 pm

acsguitar wrote:
dmendro wrote:
acsguitar wrote:Stats wise the are not HOF material but does the Hall really ask for integrity etc...subjective things like that

It does, but never seems to be voted that way.

Well if there is criteria that says that personal intergrity etc... should be a big part of the vote then I think we have our votes all wrong.

Voting shall be based upon the player's record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, and contributions to the team(s) on which the player played.

The criteria is open-ended enough that the sportswriters can vote for whomever they want for whatever reasons they want. The Hall has come to represent some aspects of the criteria stronger than others because of the players who have been elected.

I'm all for good guys getting into the Hall of Fame as long as they fit the mold as a ballplayer. If I had to choose between two players of similar performance where one was a outstanding citizen and one was a jerk I'll take the nice one every time. But there are a ton of really nice guys who have played baseball over the years and done many good things for the community. 99% of them don't deserve to make the Hall of Fame.
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Postby ironman » Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:33 am

I'm fairly liberal with who I feel should be in the HOF, I'd probably vote for Donnie Baseball, but I have a laundry list of guys that I think should be in.

Jim Rice
Dale Murphy
Bert Blyleven
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Tommy John
Ron Santo
Ted Simmons
Andre Dawson
Steve Garvey
Jim Kaat
Jack Morris
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Postby YardBirds » Sat May 05, 2007 9:26 am

If Mattingly can make it.... then I will write a letter a day for 5 years in an attempt to get Albert "Joey" Belle in ;-D
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Postby Stejay » Sat May 05, 2007 3:30 pm

Mattingly should get in.I would love to see Santo in first though.
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Postby thedude » Wed May 09, 2007 1:06 am

Mattingly didn't have the domiant peak or the long years of greatness, so he doesn't get in.
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