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Does Craig Biggio really belong in the hall of fame?

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  • Does Craig Biggio really belong in the hall of fame?

    I agree with Smoltz and Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson is a no brainer but it's hard to justify Biggio. Of course until they put Pete Rose in the Hall will always be a joke anyways.

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    I don't have a problem with it. Played his whole career for same team. Changing positions when team wanted him to. Even became a gold glover at 2nd base when he moved out from behind plate and then the outfield at end. He had only 2 years out of 20 where he didnt play a full season it seems. 114 in 94 and 101 in 2000. He did have only 50 in his first year of a 20 year career.


    He even ranks 15th all-time for runs scored, number 18 for the most career times reaching base, 33rd lifetime for total bases, and his WAR is 134th best in the history of the game. Still, in his first year of eligibility, he earned just 68.2 percent of the votes – leading many to believe the voters just didn’t want him to go in during his first go-round, but that Biggio would get the necessary 75+% in 2014. He didn’t. He fell a tantalizing 0.2 percent shy of reaching Cooperstown. How could 144 voters look over his stats and say Biggio is not a Hall of Famer? His 74.8 percent of the votes put him in a tie with Nellie Fox (1985) and Pie Traynor (1947) for the smallest margin to miss out on induction.
    But I agree some of these writers are a joke.

    Link to writers and those made public:

    Full List Of Hall Of Fame Voters And How They Voted (Where Available) | Ball Eight
    “You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”– Marcus Aurelius

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    • #3
      I heard a dialogue on the way home, he had a great OPS, never was implicated with steroids.
      They were talking about Edgar Martinez, check his stats.. Gary Sheffield, Tim "Rock" Raines.
      Of Course, we out here talk about Barry Bonds.. and no Roger Clemens?

      Pete Rose, IMO has done his time, should be paroled.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Hartley View Post
        Of course until they put Pete Rose in the Hall will always be a joke anyways.
        End of Story!

        Pappy

        ~ Do more for others than you do for yourself.


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        • #5
          I went to Cooperstown last summer and the reality is that there are guys there that do not deserve it

          I think an argument can be made for Biggio

          Personally I think Smoltz is undeserving
          "you are one sharp son of a bitch" - Yzerman #19 (11/15/2005)

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          • #6
            He was the Ernie pantuso award winner...285 hbp

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            • #7
              If Bill Mazeroski is in the Hall then I guess Biggio and about 39 other 2nd basemen deserve it too
              "you are one sharp son of a bitch" - Yzerman #19 (11/15/2005)

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