If You Had Just One Vote, Who Would Get It???
OK, so obviously the major headline this week in both the baseball and baseball card world is Barry Larkin’s election into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
I like Larkin, always have. In my eyes, he is certainly a Hall of Fame talent. But I do think that there were some other eligible players on the list that deserved enshrinement into Cooperstown before Mr. Larkin.
As we all know, the writers of the BWAA have the ability to vote for up to ten players annually for induction into the Hall of Fame. And over the last 7-10 days, I have read countless blogs discussing and making strong arguments for many of the players that have yet to be elected.
I want to join in that discussion.
So, here is my question ‘If You Had Just One Vote, Who Would Get It’???
You don’t get ten, or nine, or even two votes – Just ONE VOTE!!!
Let me know who you think is the most worthy of all of the possible inductees. Not who you think will get in – but is the MOST worthy of the eligible list.
I’ll get it started – and it is not easy. But after weighing all of the stats, and going back to my days as a kid watching tons of baseball in the 1980’s, and thinking about the players and their team and league impact, my choice is clear.
So, no disrespect to some of the guys that I really loved watching play as a kid – Dale Murphy, Alan Trammell, Lee Smith, Don Mattingly, Jack Morris – I have great memories of watching each of you dominate the sport at points of your career.
But for me, the ONE guy I think deserves election into the Hall of Fame more than any other eligible player is:
Mr. Tim Raines.
Now, let me know who you’ve got!!!