Pogotheostrich wrote:LCBOY, You don't think big game victories like game 6 this year and the WS against NYY carry more weight with the HOF voters?
EVERYTHING that a player doesin his career carries weight. The question is how MUCH weight does a particular game weight carry? A pitcher is inducted into the HoF because of their accomplishments over a CAREER, not just one season or one game. If fact the voting rules specifically say this! Schilling's game six performace is fresh on everyone's mind right now. But will it be remembered which such reverence in say 8-10 years. Schilling probably has 3-5 more seasons plus he has to wait five years after that. There have been many pitchers that have had clutch perfomances in the post-season. Do you remember John Lackey? He won game seven of the 2002 World Series as a ROOKIE. How unique is that? Well, the last rookie pitcher to do that was Babe Adams in 1909
. How about Tom Glavine's game seven performace in the 1995 World Series? Or Jack Morris' 10 inning shutout in game seven of the 1991 World Series? Or Sandy Foufax in 1965?
The HoF voters will look at Schilling's entire career. Of course what he did against the NYY will count in his favor. That's not the issue here. The issue is whether his career, as a whole, is of HoF quality. That is a question not easily answered. Tom Glavine has a much stronger HoF candidacy that Schilling has right now. But that may change. If Schilling can pitch 3-5 more seasons at a dominant level then his HoF candidacy becomes much stronger...