Posted by smixsell on 6/1/2012 3:13:00 PM (view original):
Posted by crimsonblue on 3/11/2012 9:30:00 AM (view original):I don't know anything about PeeWee, but anyone who saw Davey C frequently enough and thinks he SHOUDN'T be in the HOF doesn't know baseball. Best defensive shortstop in the game throught the 70's (unreal combo of range and arm strength, smooth as silk on the DP) AND a devastatingly good clutch hitter, even during those years where is overall offensive numbers weren't that great.
I don't get PeeWee Reese being in the hall of fame!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why don't we just put all of the just above average shortstops like Dave Concepcion( who has similar numbers) in too!!!!!!!!!!
I disagree, Larry Bowa (highest fielding pct. for a career) was the best DEFENSIVE SS throughout the 70's and I don't think he should be in the HOF either. I think the Hall of Fame should be for exceptional players not just good players. Alvin Dark, Dick Bartell, Jay Bell, Tony Fernandez, Vern Stephens Alan Trammell, Maury Wills and Cecil Travis aren't in yet and all of them are either on the same level or Better than Concepcion. Should we let them ALL in? NO. If we let them all in we no longer have a HOF we have a "Hall of Good" Is he is as good as A-Rod, Ozzie Smith, Robin Yount, Derek Geter, Cal Ripken, Arky Vaughn, Barry Larkin, Omar Vizquel, Luke Appling, Lou Boudreau or Honus Wagner. NOOOOO. If you're not better than someone that's already in or going in then you lower the standard.