Posted by MikeT23 on 12/10/2013 11:09:00 AM (view original):
But 8k is misleading. Surely 1% deserve to be in the HOF, right? If you're in the top 1% of your profession, you're fantastic at your job. However, only 425 threw 2000 IP. 1% of that is less than 5.
I never said anything about 1%. 8000 is just the number who have pitched (it's actually more, BR's play index only goes back to 1916).
I voted for the 50-80 range. Some guys - Fingers, Sutter, Dean, Cummings, Gomez, Hunter, and a few others get tossed out on their *****. Guys who were clearly better than those 6 - Schilling, Mussina, Glavine, maybe a couple others - go in.
The standards for the Hall of Fame go up even thought the overall number stays about the same.
12/10/2013 11:44 AM (edited)