Damian’s 2007 Daily Skew Hall of Fame Ballot
Jan 8, 2007
Keeping it SIMPLE:
“5. Voting — Voting shall be based upon the player’s record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, and contributions to the team(s) on which the player played.”
1- Cal Ripken, Jr- Most HR by a shortstop; only shortstop to have over 3,000 hits and 400 homeruns. Team leader, outstanding character.
2- Tony Gwynn- The Ty Cobb of the modern era. Perennial All-Star and Batting Champion. 3,000+ hits. His character, leadership, records, and contributions to San Diego were saintly.
3- Goose Gossage- The best closer of the 1970′s and 80′s. Better than three closers who have already been inducted, such as Rollie Fingers, Dennis Eckersley, and Bruce Sutter.
4- Mark McGwire- Over 580 homeruns, and over a .380 career on-base percentage. His power contributions to his teams were historic.
5- Alan Trammell- the 2nd best shortstop of the 1980′s, behind Ripken, and ahead of Ozzie Smith, who was already elected.
6- Bert Blyleven- 5th all-time in strikeouts, 9th in pitcher starts, 9th in shutouts, 25th in wins, and 7th in innings pitched.
7. Lee Smith- Compiled 478 saves in high-pressure markets, like Boston and Chicago. His career ERA is 3.03. Retired with the most saves ever.
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