Pogotheostrich wrote:LCBOY wrote:Pogotheostrich wrote:LCBOY wrote:Pogotheostrich wrote:Even if it says in the voting rules, that every game be weighted equally, baseball writers rarely pay attention to these rules. Case in point, AL ROY last year. I like career number wise Schilling is borderline but with his post-season heroics he gets in easily.
No, the rules states that a player cannot be elected to the HoF based on one great season or one great game.
We are debating two different topics here. You are talking about how it is supposed to be and I am talking about how it is.
We are? Ok, let me ask a question. Can you name one HoF pitcher that had an ok career but was inducted because he was a great post-season pitcher? I have NEVER heard a HoF voter say, "Yeah, his career was so-so but I voted for him anyway because he was a tremendous post-season pitcher."
Do you really think Hoyt was elected to the HoF because he won three games in the 1921 World Series? Or did he get in bacause he had the following seasons?
As a Yankee he was 157-98. As a non-Yankee he was 80-84. He was fortunate enough to pitch for the first great Yankee dynasty which greatly inflated his record. He is one of the weakest HoF selections. He was elected in 1969. During the late 1960s through the mid 1970s, the Veteran's Committee made a whole bunch of absurd sleections to the HoF.
But my point is that he got in becasue he had great SEASONS for the Yankees.