Hall of Fame Modern Era Ballot
Monday, November 04 2019 @ 10:54 PM EST
Contributed by: John Northey
The ballot for the current Veteran's committee is set - Modern Era
So, who does each of you support going in and why?
- Marvin Miller: the #1 reason baseball players have free agency or any rights. Owners hated him.
- Lou Whitaker: 75.1 bWAR, 2369 hits, 244 HR. On writers ballot just once 2.9%. 5 ASG, 3 Gold Gloves, rookie of the year. dWAR over 16.
- Dwight Evans: 67.1 bWAR, 2446 hits, 385 HR. Only on the ballot for writers 3 times, peaking at 10.4%. 3 ASG, 8 Gold Gloves
- Tommy John: 61.5 bWAR, 288-231 3.34 ERA 111 ERA+. On writers ballot 15 years, peaking final year at 31.7%. 4 ASG. Surgery named after him (yes, he is a real person).
- Ted Simmons: 50.3 bWAR, 2472 hits, 248 HR. On writers ballot just once 3.7%. 8 ASG, not viewed strong defensively, but has 5.2 BR dWAR (career overlapped Bench which hurt)
- Dale Murphy: 46.5 bWAR, 2111 hits, 398 HR. On writers ballot 15 years, peaking year 2 at 23.2%. 7 ASG, 5 Gold Gloves, 2 MVP (back to back). Career pretty much done post age 31.
- Thurman Munson: 46.1 bWAR, 1558 hits, 113 HR. On writers ballot 15 years, peaking year 1 at 15.5%. 7 ASG, 3 Gold Gloves, 1 MVP, died after his age 32 season.
- Don Mattingly: 42.4 bWAR, 2153 Hits, 222 HR. On writers ballot 15 years, peaking year 1 at 28.2%. 6 ASG, 9 Gold Gloves, 1 MVP, final games were his only ones in the post-season.
- Dave Parker: 40.1 bWAR, 2712 hits, 339 HR. On writers ballot 15 years, peaking year 2 at 24.5%. 7 ASG, 3 Gold Gloves, 1 MVP. Finished as a Blue Jay.
- Steve Garvey: 38.1 bWAR, 2599 hits, 272 HR. On the writers ballot 15 years, peaking year 1 at 41.6%. 10 ASG, 4 Gold Gloves, 1 MVP, played over 1000 straight games and pre-Rikpen was thought to have the best shot at catching Gehrig
To me it is insane that Miller, Whitaker, and Evans aren't there already. John also should've been there long ago. Sadly I fear Mattingly or Munson will sneak in thanks to being Yankees depending on who is on the panel. After all, the panel put in Harold Baines last year so who knows?