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Old 12-01-2008, 12:44 PM
 
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Fellow baseball fans,

The 23 players on this year's Hall of Fame ballot are:

• Harold Baines
• Jay Bell
• Bert Blyleven
• David Cone
• Andre Dawson
• Ron Gant
• Mark Grace
• Rickey Henderson
• Tommy John
• Don Mattingly
• Mark McGwire
• Jack Morris
• Dale Murphy
• Jesse Orosco
• Dave Parker
• Dan Plesac
• Tim Raines
• Jim Rice
• Lee Smith
• Alan Trammell
• Greg Vaughn
• Mo Vaughn
• Matt Williams

Who do you think will go in?
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Asheville
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Fellow baseball fans,

The 23 players on this year's Hall of Fame ballot are:

• Harold Baines
• Jay Bell
• Bert Blyleven
• David Cone
• Andre Dawson
• Ron Gant
• Mark Grace
• Rickey Henderson
• Tommy John
• Don Mattingly
• Mark McGwire
• Jack Morris
• Dale Murphy
• Jesse Orosco
• Dave Parker
• Dan Plesac
• Tim Raines
• Jim Rice
• Lee Smith
• Alan Trammell
• Greg Vaughn
• Mo Vaughn
• Matt Williams

Who do you think will go in?
It looks like it will be a good year for the holdovers who didn't quite get the last few times ( Rice, Dawson and Blyleven) and also the newcomer Rickey Henderson.
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:02 PM
 
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Henderson will get in of course. I also think Blyleven, Trammel, and Dawson, three stars from my childhood, should get in. Not sold on Rice though. From what I know about him, it seems that he was good for a bit but then fizzled out.
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:10 PM
 
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Henderson will get in of course. I also think Blyleven, Trammel, and Dawson, three stars from my childhood, should get in. Not sold on Rice though. From what I know about him, it seems that he was good for a bit but then fizzled out.
it's true Rice didn't have the longevity that some of the others had, but for about 6 or 7 seasons he was the most feared hitter in the AL and maybe in baseball.
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:17 PM
 
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it's true Rice didn't have the longevity that some of the others had, but for about 6 or 7 seasons he was the most feared hitter in the AL and maybe in baseball.
I compare Rice closely with Juan Gonzalez. Both batted around .290-.295. Both were feared for around 7 years. Both were MVPs. Both were RBI and HR machines. Both fizzled out early. Neither was particularly popular with the media.

I thought Juan would be a shoo-in up until around 2002. Now...he'll be lucky to get 10% of the vote.
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:21 PM
 
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Henderson, Tim Raines, and Jim Rice should get in.....Tim Raines is one of the best leadoff hitters in History...with a .295 AVG and a .385 career OBP. Henderson...of course, stolen base god.....and he also had power, hit over 20 homers 4 times. And Jim Rice was one of the most feared hitters in Baseball during the Late 70s/Early 80s.
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:31 PM
 
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I compare Rice closely with Juan Gonzalez. Both batted around .290-.295. Both were feared for around 7 years. Both were MVPs. Both were RBI and HR machines. Both fizzled out early. Neither was particularly popular with the media.

I thought Juan would be a shoo-in up until around 2002. Now...he'll be lucky to get 10% of the vote.
Yeah but something Rice had on Juan Gon is he did it before the steroid era. These days the voters look at the gaudy homerun numbers player x put up and it doesn't carry as much weight as it did before Canseco.
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:32 PM
 
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Henderson, Tim Raines, and Jim Rice should get in.....Tim Raines is one of the best leadoff hitters in History...with a .295 AVG and a .385 career OBP. Henderson...of course, stolen base god.....and he also had power, hit over 20 homers 4 times. And Jim Rice was one of the most feared hitters in Baseball during the Late 70s/Early 80s.
Oh and I agree that Tim Raines belongs in the HOF, I doubt it will be on the 1st ballot though.
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:45 PM
 
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Tim Raines should go in too. BTW, this will be his second year on the ballot. First year he barely got over 20%. Sad. I loved him growing up.
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:57 PM
 
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Tim Raines should go in too. BTW, this will be his second year on the ballot. First year he barely got over 20%. Sad. I loved him growing up.
Oops! I don't remember him on the ballot last yr. Either way I do hope he eventually gets in.
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