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Show Your Support and Help Put Dwight Evans In The Hall of Fame

Sox fans, the annual Hall of Fame induction is taking place this weekend in Cooperstown. As each of you know, the BBWAA failed to elect any candidates to the Hall of Fame on their most recent...

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An Interview With Patrick Languzzi, The Man Behind The Petition To Get Dwight Evans Back On The Hall of Fame Ballot

Under current Hall of Fame voting rules, the Expansion Era Committee meets once every three years to vote on retired players who are no longer eligible for election by the BBWAA, have been retired...

An In-Depth Look At Deacon White, Pre-Integration Era Hall of Fame Candidate

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The following is an in-depth look at the career and Hall of Fame candidacy of Deacon White, a 19th century catcher/third baseman who appears on this year's Pre-Integration Era Hall of Fame ballot.

Had Fred McGriff Played In The "Second Deadball Era" Rather Than The Steroid Era He'd Already Be In The Hall of Fame

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Article uses Baseball Reference tools to take a look at how Fred McGriff's career & Hall of Fame candidacy would have played out had he spent his career playing in the 1960's & 70's rather than the Steroid Era. Article also includes comparisons to HOFers Willie McCovey, Willie Stargell, & Billy Williams.

Had Fred McGriff Played In The "Second Deadball Era" Rather Than The Steroid Era He'd Already Be In The Hall of Fame

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Article uses Baseball Reference tools to take a look at how Fred McGriff's career & Hall of Fame candidacy would have played out had he spent his career playing in the 1960's & 70's rather than the Steroid Era. Article also includes comparisons to HOFers Willie McCovey, Willie Stargell, & Billy Williams.

The Time Has Come to Induct Dwight Evans into Cooperstown

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While Barry Larkin and Ron Santo are being deservedly honored for their Hall of Fame careers today, here is a nice article about one of the best players the HOF writers overlooked. The author of the article, Patrick Languzzi, is spearheading the campaign to help get Dwight Evans his rightful place in Cooperstown. Languzzi created his own website, "Call to the Hall," devoted to Evans' HOF candidacy. There is a link to his website in the article and on his website he also has started a petition you can sign to help get "Dewey" on the 2013 Expansion Era HOF ballot. Additionally, here are the links for his website: http://call2thehall.blogspot.com/ and the petition: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/call-to-the-hall-support-dwight-evans-for-mlb-s-hall-o.html

The Time Has Come to Induct Dwight Evans into Cooperstown

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While Barry Larkin and Ron Santo are being deservedly honored for their Hall of Fame careers today, here is a nice article about one of the best players the HOF writers overlooked. The author of the article, Patrick Languzzi is spearheading the campaign to help get Dwight Evans his rightful place in Cooperstown. Languzzi created his own website, "Call to the Hall," devoted to Evans' HOF candidacy. There is a link to his website in the article and on his website he also has started a petition you can sign to help get "Dewey" on the 2013 Expansion Era HOF ballot. Additionally, here are the links for his website: http://call2thehall.blogspot.com/ and the petition: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/call-to-the-hall-support-dwight-evans-for-mlb-s-hall-o.html

Jeff Bagwell, Fred McGriff, The Hall of Fame, and 400 Home Runs

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With Barry Larkin and Ron Santo being inducted into the Hall of Fame this weekend, here's a look at two deserving candidates, Jeff Bagwell and Fred McGriff.

Why Dwight Evans Is a Much Better Candidate For The Hall of Fame Now Than He Was 15 Years Ago

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Home runs, RBI, hits, and batting average: these four statistics along with All-Star Game selections, Most Valuable Player and Gold Glove Awards were the criteria that most BBWAA voters used to judge a player's Hall of Fame candidacy in the late 1990's. With 385 career home runs, 1,384 RBI, 2,446 hits, and eight Gold Gloves, Dwight Evans had both the hitting and fielding accomplishments to make him a viable Hall of Fame candidate. Yet Evans lasted only three years on the BBWAA Hall of Fame ballot, never collecting more 10.4% of the vote. Unfortunately for Evans, too much of a focus on his adequate but unspectacular .272 career batting average, a crowded 1999 ballot, and the presence of a more famous teammate on the ballot each played a part in dooming the former Red Sox slugger's Hall of Fame candidacy. Evans hasn't played in a major league game since 1991, nor has he appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot in over a decade, yet today, more than ever, he is a great candidate for the Hall of Fame. Click the title to read the rest of the article. Thanks.

Comparing Dwight Evans' OBP, WAR, and OPS+ To Hall of Fame Inductees Of The Last Thirty Years

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I've always felt that the Hall of Fame voters overlooked Dwight Evans and in the decade plus since he last appeared on the HOF ballot, stats like OBP, WAR, and OPS+ have made me feel even stronger about this. "Dewey's" only shot at the Hall of Fame is now through the Expansion Era Committee. The latest Tubbs Baseball Blog article takes a look at Evans' OBP, WAR, and OPS+ compared to both Hall of Famers elected in the last thirty years through the BBWAA and the Veterans Committee as well as the most recent Expansion Era candidates. Click on the title to read the article. Thanks.

Cal Ripken Jr. and The 1987 Baltimore Orioles in Polaroids-Part 2

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Part two of the two part article includes Fuji Photo Night Polaroids of 1987 Orioles Cal Ripken Jr., Larry Sheets, Scott McGregor, Mike Boddicker, Terry Crowley, Terry Kennedy, and Scott Williamson.

Cal Ripken Jr. and The 1987 Baltimore Orioles in Polaroids-Part 1

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The latest TubbsBaseballBlog article is about the 1987 Orioles and includes Fuji Photo Night Polaroids of Cal Ripken Jr., Billy Ripken, Fred Lynn, and the late Alan Wiggins.

Jeff Bagwell, Fred McGriff, The Hall of Fame, and 400 Home Runs

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Prior to the Steroid Era, 500 home runs was considered the milestone a slugger could reach to ensure that one day he would be immortalized in the Baseball Hall of Fame. From 1936 to 2003, all 15 eligible sluggers who hit 500 or more home runs were voted into the Hall of Fame. In addition, from 1939 to 2001, nine sluggers who finished their careers with 407 to 493 home runs appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot, seven of those nine were elected to the Hall of Fame, with five--Lou Gehrig, Stan Musial, Willie Stargell, Carl Yastrzemski, and Dave Winfield--gaining election in their first year on the ballot and the other two--Billy Williams and Duke Snider--being voted in on their sixth and eleventh ballot, respectively. It was clear that a slugger who reached the 400 home run milestone had almost as good a chance of being elected to the Hall of Fame as a slugger who reached 500. However, like everything else, the Steroid Era has complicated Hall of Fame voting. Since 2002, six sluggers who hit between 431 to 493 home runs have appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot but only two of those six, Andre Dawson and Cal Ripken Jr., have been voted in. Two others, Jose Canseco and Juan Gonzalez, fell off the ballot after failing to collect 5% of the vote, while Jeff Bagwell and Fred McGriff remain on the ballot but are currently on the outside looking in. Click the title to read the rest of the article.

Jeff Bagwell, Fred McGriff, The Hall of Fame, and 400 Home Runs

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Prior to the Steroid Era, 500 home runs was considered the milestone a slugger could reach to ensure that one day he would be immortalized in the Baseball Hall of Fame. From 1936 to 2003, all 15 eligible sluggers who hit 500 or more home runs were voted into the Hall of Fame. In addition, from 1939 to 2001, nine sluggers who finished their careers with 407 to 493 home runs appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot, seven of those nine were elected to the Hall of Fame, with five--Lou Gehrig, Stan Musial, Willie Stargell, Carl Yastrzemski, and Dave Winfield--gaining election in their first year on the ballot and the other two--Billy Williams and Duke Snider--being voted in on their sixth and eleventh ballot, respectively. It was clear that a slugger who reached the 400 home run milestone had almost as good a chance of being elected to the Hall of Fame as a slugger who reached 500. However, like everything else, the Steroid Era has complicated Hall of Fame voting. Since 2002, six sluggers who hit between 431 to 493 home runs have appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot but only two of those six, Andre Dawson and Cal Ripken Jr., have been voted in. Two others, Jose Canseco and Juan Gonzalez, fell off the ballot after failing to collect 5% of the vote, while Jeff Bagwell and Fred McGriff remain on the ballot but are currently on the outside looking in. Click title to read the rest of the article.

Jeff Bagwell, Fred McGriff, The Hall of Fame, and 400 Home Runs

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Prior to the Steroid Era, 500 home runs was considered the milestone a slugger could reach to ensure that one day he would be immortalized in the Baseball Hall of Fame. From 1936 to 2003, all 15 eligible sluggers who hit 500 or more home runs were voted into the Hall of Fame. In addition, from 1939 to 2001, nine sluggers who finished their careers with 407 to 493 home runs appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot, seven of those nine were elected to the Hall of Fame, with five--Lou Gehrig, Stan Musial, Willie Stargell, Carl Yastrzemski, and Dave Winfield--gaining election in their first year on the ballot and the other two--Billy Williams and Duke Snider--being voted in on their sixth and eleventh ballot, respectively. It was clear that a slugger who reached the 400 home run milestone had almost as good a chance of being elected to the Hall of Fame as a slugger who reached 500. However, like everything else, the Steroid Era has complicated Hall of Fame voting. Since 2002, six sluggers who hit between 431 to 493 home runs have appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot but only two of those six, Andre Dawson and Cal Ripken Jr., have been voted in. Two others, Jose Canseco and Juan Gonzalez, fell off the ballot after failing to collect 5% of the vote, while Jeff Bagwell and Fred McGriff remain on the ballot but are currently on the outside looking in. Click the title to read the rest of the article.

Jeff Bagwell, Fred McGriff, The Hall of Fame, and 400 Home Runs

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Prior to the Steroid Era, 500 home runs was considered the milestone a slugger could reach to ensure that one day he would be immortalized in the Baseball Hall of Fame. From 1936 to 2003, all 15 eligible sluggers who hit 500 or more home runs were voted into the Hall of Fame. In addition, from 1939 to 2001, nine sluggers who finished their careers with 407 to 493 home runs appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot, seven of those nine were elected to the Hall of Fame, with five--Lou Gehrig, Stan Musial, Willie Stargell, Carl Yastrzemski, and Dave Winfield--gaining election in their first year on the ballot and the other two--Billy Williams and Duke Snider--being voted in on their sixth and eleventh ballot, respectively. It was clear that a slugger who reached the 400 home run milestone had almost as good a chance of being elected to the Hall of Fame as a slugger who reached 500. However, like everything else, the Steroid Era has complicated Hall of Fame voting. Since 2002, six sluggers who hit between 431 to 493 home runs have appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot but only two of those six, Andre Dawson and Cal Ripken Jr., have been voted in. Two others, Jose Canseco and Juan Gonzalez, fell off the ballot after failing to collect 5% of the vote, while Jeff Bagwell and Fred McGriff remain on the ballot but are currently on the outside looking in. Click this link to read the rest of the blog: http://tubbsbaseballblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/jeff-bagwell-fred-mcgriff-hall-of-fame.html

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