50 Best Players Not in The Baseball Hall of Fame
Here’s a nod to Graham Womack’s baseball blog, Baseball Past and Present. He is currently putting together a list, based on votes from his readers that he is tabulating, of the 50 best players not currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
This project also fits in well with my recent series, “Cleaning Up the Hall of Fame.”
This is the list I submitted to him for consideration. I chose not to include either Pete Rose or Shoeless Joe Jackson because everyone knows that both of them would already be in The Hall, if not for their alleged ethical / legal indiscretions.
The first five players on the list would receive my vote for the Hall of Fame. Some of the other 45 players might ultimately get my vote as well, but I am undecided at this point. After the first five, they are in no particular order.
- For the Hall of Fame: Hodges and Santo (still …) (timesunion.com)
- 2012 Hall of Fame ballot out: Third try for Edgar (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Third time should be Larkin’s HOF charm (mlb.mlb.com)