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    Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell and Ivan Rodriguez have been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The list of Hall of Fame candidates and how they did in the voting is listed below:

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    It's still a crime against humanity that Roger Maris and Gil Hodges have not been elected to the Hall of Fame...
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    • #3
      Other than the 1960-1962 seasons Maris really doesn't put up great numbers.

      Gil Hodges put up some terrific power numbers but his batting average is nothing special in fact for his career Hodges didn't even reach 2000 hits. Hodges has a better case for the Hall of Fame than Maris but don't think he's the shoo-in people make him out to be.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Checkertail20 View Post
        Other than the 1960-1962 seasons Maris really doesn't put up great numbers.

        Gil Hodges put up some terrific power numbers but his batting average is nothing special in fact for his career Hodges didn't even reach 2000 hits. Hodges has a better case for the Hall of Fame than Maris but don't think he's the shoo-in people make him out to be.
        But, but, but they played in New York. That should get them extra points...

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        • #5
          Bagwell daughter's favorite player when she was young.

          Rodriguez looks a lot like my brother

          Rock Raines... fun to watch. Like a less powerful Ricky Henderson.


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          • #6
            Originally posted by johns624 View Post
            But, but, but they played in New York. That should get them extra points...
            In Maris' case, that should count for something. During that '61 season the press was so far up his a$$ that they inspected his dental fillings. Maris nearly cracked: his hair started falling out in patches, he developed rashes, he was a total friggin' mess. Like as not that one year shortened his life.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Checkertail20 View Post
              Other than the 1960-1962 seasons Maris really doesn't put up great numbers.

              Gil Hodges put up some terrific power numbers but his batting average is nothing special in fact for his career Hodges didn't even reach 2000 hits. Hodges has a better case for the Hall of Fame than Maris but don't think he's the shoo-in people make him out to be.
              I agree, but would not be at all disturbed to see Maris in the Hall.

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              • #8
                It's racism I tell you, RACISM against "furriners'! How else can you explain Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds getting so many more votes than Sammy Sosa?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Checkertail20 View Post
                  Other than the 1960-1962 seasons Maris really doesn't put up great numbers.
                  Maris played in an era so dominated by pitching, that they lowered the pitching mound after his last season in baseball. Over his 3-season tear, he averaged 44 home runs per year, he broke Ruth's single-season home run record that had stood for 34 years and his record would stand for 38 years before being broken by Sammy Sosa.

                  Maris was a 7-time All Star, 2-time MVP and even won a Gold Glove.


                  Originally posted by Checkertail20 View Post
                  Gil Hodges put up some terrific power numbers but his batting average is nothing special in fact for his career Hodges didn't even reach 2000 hits. Hodges has a better case for the Hall of Fame than Maris but don't think he's the shoo-in people make him out to be.
                  Hodges would be more deserving as a manager than as a player.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
                    Maris played in an era so dominated by pitching, that they lowered the pitching mound after his last season in baseball. Over his 3-season tear, he averaged 44 home runs per year, he broke Ruth's single-season home run record that had stood for 34 years and his record would stand for 38 years before being broken by Sammy Sosa.
                    The good news for Maris was that when he joined the Cards he didn't have to face Bob Gibson anymore.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by slick_miester View Post
                      The good news for Maris was that when he joined the Cards he didn't have to face Bob Gibson anymore.
                      1968... 1.15 ERA... Something like 38 starts, 30 complete games, 300+ innings. Amazing.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
                        1968... 1.15 ERA... Something like 38 starts, 30 complete games, 300+ innings. Amazing.
                        ...and no World Series ring. Go Tigers!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by johns624 View Post
                          ...and no World Series ring. Go Tigers!
                          Gibson already had two... And Mickey Lolich was a bum...

                          Idiotic Mets traded Rusty Staub for him...
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                          • #14
                            I remember when Lolich and "Sudden Sam" McDowell of the Indians used to duel for the strikeout crown every year.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by johns624 View Post
                              I remember when Lolich and "Sudden Sam" McDowell of the Indians used to duel for the strikeout crown every year.

                              The pitching stats were unbelievable in 1968.

                              NL ERA Leaders
                              1. Gibson (STL) 1.12
                              2. Bolin (SFG) 1.99
                              3. Veale (PIT) 2.05
                              4. Koosman (NYM) 2.08
                              5. Blass (PIT) 2.12


                              AL ERA Leaders
                              1. Tiant (CLE) 1.60
                              2. McDowell (CLE) 1.81
                              3. McNally (BAL) 1.95
                              4. McLain (DET) 1.96
                              5. John (CHW) 1.98


                              Gibson was 22-9, 1.12 ERA, 34 GS, 28 CG, 13 Shutouts! and 268 K's in 1968
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