Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Season 19 Hall of Fame Candidates - Top 5

Leon Jackson
Senior Writer
Cobbfather Post Gazette

It's Hall of Fame Voting time again, and there are certainly some deserving candidates once again.  No one got in last year, let's see if we can get some players in this year.   Here are the Gazette's top 5 most deserving candidates.

Carl Sosa
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Age: 42B/T: R/R
Born: Overland Park, KS
Position(s): P (T4B)
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1. Carl Sosa
4 Time Cy Young Award Winner
9 Time All-Star
238 Career Wins
2.76 Career ERA
2 World Series Rings

Comments: This should be a no-brainer.  Sosa was one of the greatest pitchers in Cobbfather history, as his numbers indicate.  It will truly be a travesty if he doesn't get in on his first try.

Dan Carter
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Age: 38B/T: R/R
Born: Richmond, TX
Position(s): LF/CIF/RF/DH
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2. Dan Carter
2 Time MVP (one of only 2 players in Cobbfather history to win MVP in both the AL and NL)
7 Time All-Star
3 Time Silver Slugger winner
497 Career Home Runs
.936 Career OPS
2 World Series Rings

Comments: Carter was one vote shy of making it in last season.  His career stat line and the fact that he is one of only two players in World history to win the MVP in both leagues tell us he should definitely be in.  Hopefully this is the season that he finally makes it.

Buddy Poole
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Age: 38B/T: R/R
Born: Haverhill, MA
Position(s): 1B/LF/DH
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3. Buddy Poole
MVP Winner
6 Time All-Star
4 Time Silver Slugger winner
582 Career Home Runs
9 40+ Home Run Seasons
.906 career OPS
1 World Series Ring

Comments: Poole got 13 votes last season, 4 short of getting in the Hall.  He was one of the major mashers in the early seasons of the World, emassing 582 home runs.  We feel he should be in.

Anthony Gordon
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Age: 40B/T: R/R
Born: Newkirk, OK
Position(s): P (SuB)
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4. Anthony Gordon
9 Time All-Star
3 Time Fireman of the Year
464 Career Saves
3.11 Career ERA

Comments: Gordon got 12 votes last season, 5 short of induction.  His 9 time all-star status, the fact that he is amongst the all-time career save leaders with a stellar ERA indicates to us that he should be in.

Charlie Dickinson
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Age: 38B/T: R/R
Born: New Providence, NJ
Position(s): 1B/LF/DH
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5. Charlie Dickinson 
MVP Winner
4 Time All-Star
3 Time Silver Slugger winner
508 Career Home Runs
.925 Career OPS

Comments: Dickinson got 12 votes last season, 5 votes short of getting in.  Dickinson dominated seasons 4-10 getting at least 44 HR and 121 RBI each season.  We feel his career stat line warrants consideration for the Hall.

Don't forget to vote for the Hall of Fame, every vote is important!

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