Friday, November 30, 2012

Season 18 Hall of Fame Picks

Leon Jackson - Cobbfather Post Gazette

Season 18 spring training is in full swing, which means it's time to vote for the Hall of Fame!  We encourage everyone to do so, as there are certainly some deserving candidates.  Here are the Gazette's 5 selections!

Anthony Gordon
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Age: 40B/T: R/R
Born: Newkirk, OK
Position(s): P (SuB)
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Anthony Gordon is clearly one of the most dominant closers in Cobbfather History.  A 9-time all star and a 3-time Fireman of the year, Gordon was a lights out closer all the while maintaining a stellar ERA and WHIP.  He is the all-time Cobbfather saves leader with 464.

Dan Carter
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Age: 38B/T: R/R
Born: Richmond, TX
Position(s): LF/CIF/RF/DH
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Dan Carter is a 2-time former MVP has racked up many other accolades.  7-time all star, 4 silver sluggers, and even a home run derby title.  He collected 2 world series rings as well.  He was an RBI machine, racking up 9 100+ RBI seasons, had 10 straight seasons of 34+ home runs, including 5 with over 40.  It's tough to make a case not to vote for Carter.

Buddy Poole
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Age: 38B/T: R/R
Born: Haverhill, MA
Position(s): 1B/LF/DH
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Buddy Poole received 11 votes for the Hall of Fame in Season 16.  We feel he should definitely be in.  The former MVP and 6-time All Star also won the Home Run Derby twice and took home 4 silver slugger awards.  He had 37 HR+ and 101 RBI+ the first 11 seasons of the World, including an incredible 72 Home Runs in Season 4!  He truly was one of the dominant sluggers in the early seasons of Cobbfather, with a career total of 582 home runs, despite already being in the majors upon world creation.

Luis Martin
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Age: 37B/T: L/L
Born: Mexicali, MX
Position(s): 1B/LF/DH
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Luis Martin has been on the ballot for a few seasons now.  He received 10 votes a couple of seasons back.  He should be in the Hall.  He another one of the most dominate sluggers in the early seasons of Cobbfather.  He had 35+ home runs in the first 11 seasons of the world, and from seasons 2-9, put up 41+ HR and 123+ RBI every season.  He also collected 3 World Series Rings.  Despite already being a major leaguer when the world was created he still put up 542 home runs.

Charlie Dickinson
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Age: 38B/T: R/R
Born: New Providence, NJ
Position(s): 1B/LF/DH
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Charlie Dickinson is a former MVP, 4-time All Star, All-Star MVP and three time Silver Slugger winner.  He had 4 straight seasons of 1.000 OPS from seasons 7-10.  In seasons 4-10, he put up at least 44 HR and 121 RBI every season.  He finished his career with 508 HR and a stellar .925 OPS.  He received 10 votes last season, and we feel he should be in!

Just Missed Our List:
Moises Terrero - Terrero was a stud in the early seasons of the world, winning 2 MVPs.  Advanced age at time of World Creation hurt his career numbers, if he had played a full career, he would have been a shoe-in.

Martin McCarty - McCarty had a great career, and was another premier slugger in the early seasons, but falls just short of the other sluggers who we had in.

Tony Saunders - Saunders, a former Cy Young winner, was one of the most dominant pitchers of the early seasons of Cobbfather.  He had a career 120-47 record.  He was another hurt by age at World creation, as he got in only 8 seasons.

Get out there and vote everyone!!! 

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