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?
Actually I just commented on this in a forum recently, but I definitely think Pete Rose should be in the baseball HOF. I understand what he did was scrupulous/immoral, but the HOF is suppose to be for accolades on the field. Bottom line, he is the greatest hitter in MLB history.
Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds. They were first ballot hall of famers before the whole PED era.
I would like to suggest three quarterbacks that aren't in the Pro Football Hall of Fame — Ken Anderson, Jim Plunkett, and Ken Stabler. These were all great forerunners to the modern QB, heavy on completion percentage. Anderson was maybe the prototype of the west-coast offense passer, albeit in Cincinnati, where Bill Walsh was the offensive coordinator. Anderson led the NFL in completion percentage in 1974, '82, and '83, completing over 70 percent in '82. Stabler led the league in completion percentage in 1973, and '76. In 1979, he utilized two tight ends, Dave Casper and Raymond Chester, who became the first tight-end tandem to each have 50 or more catches in the same season. Plunkett also liked to throw to the tight end, as Todd Christensen led the league in receptions in 1983 and '86. Plunkett started in two Super Bowl victories for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. You'd think that'd be enough to get him into Canton. The only other two-time winners behind center who aren't in the Hall of Fame are active — Tom Brady and Eli Manning.
I'd say Stabler deserves to get in first given how successful he was in a powerhouse AFC during the '70s, particularly against those great Steeler teams. Anderson has the stats to back him up while Plunkett has the rings. They all deserve it.
Haven't heard much about him but I know he is big in hockey circles.
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