Does Don Mattingly deserve to be in the Hall of Fame?

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  1. lions44 profile image98
    lions44posted 5 years ago

    Does Don Mattingly deserve to be in the Hall of Fame?

    Now I know he does not have the numbers, but I'm not a stats guy. I go by what I saw and he was a great Yankee. Yes, it matters if you play in New York. The pressure is that much greater. A .300 average in NY is like a .325 average in Kansas City.  9 Gold Gloves, 6-time All Star. Batting  Champion. Career average at .307 with 2100 hits.  So I say yes.

  2. Tim Chirillo profile image61
    Tim Chirilloposted 5 years ago

    I love the Yankees and Don Mattingly is my all time favorite player. I would vote him yes, but I don't think he will make it because his career was cut short due  to his back issues, and his numbers declined after the injury

    1. lions44 profile image98
      lions44posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree he won't get in.  It's a bottom line (stats) league. That's why I wish they would use the NFL standard of measuring great players.

  3. Bill Yovino profile image89
    Bill Yovinoposted 5 years ago

    A good, popular player but not a Hall of Famer. I wouldn't have voted for a lot of the players who've made it over the last few years.

  4. Frank Atanacio profile image81
    Frank Atanacioposted 5 years ago

    Its tough putting him in because I am a numbers guy.. although he was the hits machine.. he never won anything with the Yankees..  He never carried the Yankees into the World Series... so no I think he has fallen short.. but don't take away how great he was but Ill put him in with Bernie William Status..

    1. lions44 profile image98
      lions44posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Great comparison to Bernie Williams. I never thought of that. There's a lot of great Yankees like that (Munson, Howard, Randolph).

  5. EJ Lambert profile image72
    EJ Lambertposted 5 years ago

    I would say nobody deserves to get in until the MLB does the right thing and puts in Pete Rose.

    1. lions44 profile image98
      lions44posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Bold statement...but true.   My opinion on the Pete Rose issue has changed completely over the years. I used to be very much against him as a HoFer.  Now I believe he needs to get in.  Blyleven but no Rose?  Ridiculous.

  6. LandmarkWealth profile image77
    LandmarkWealthposted 5 years ago

    I say yes...because on a numbers basis...he was equal to Kirby Puckett and he's in.  And for about 6 years he was the best player in the game.  And defensively, I have never seen a first basement other than Hernandez that was in his league. 

    And not that this is the basis...But on integrity alone.  Had he been on PED's he might have overcome all those back injuries and been around a lot longer.

    1. lions44 profile image98
      lions44posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Could not have said it better myself.  We've gotten so caught up in sabremetrics these days that a player's defensive prowess is put aside.  It was just him and Winfield carrying that team for so long. Then Dave left, and it was all him.


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