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.
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
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.
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..
I would say nobody deserves to get in until the MLB does the right thing and puts in Pete Rose.
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.
by I am DB Cooper 8 years ago
I found this interesting Google spreadsheet that tracks the published ballots of all the baseball writers who have disclosed their ballots for this year: https://spreadsheets.google.com/lv?key= … y=CPyuwqIJ From this sample, it looks like Roberto Alomar and probably Bert Blyleven will get in...
by CJ Kelly 5 years ago
Does Mark McGwire deserve to be in the Hall of Fame?My opinion is absolutely not. He clearly benefitted from juicing and his performance in front of Congress was disgraceful. I would vote in Bonds and Clemens, but no one else from that era.
by Gary Anderson 7 years ago
Luke Donald won the PGA tour money list and the European tour money list, both in the same year. If he doesn't win a major is this historic feat worthy of the golf hall of fame?
by EJ Lambert 5 years ago
Which sports players deserve entrance into their Hall of Fame the most?So many great players in sports history have yet to hear their names called to the Hall of Fame. Which one stands out to you the most?
by CJ Kelly 5 years ago
Does Thurman Munson belong in the Hall of Fame?One of the greatest catchers in Yankee history. Although by today's standards, he doesn't have the numbers, he was a true winner. '76 MVP, 2-time World Series Champion and 3-time Gold Glover.
by Joseph Frankina III 5 years ago
He was caught gambling. He has been permanently banned from baseball including the Hall of Fame. Is this a fair punishment? Are there other players who have committed worse crimes who are not banned from the game or the Hall of Fame? Should they be banned?
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