He should be in their. He's not the brightest bulb, but he was one hell of a ballplayer, it's deserved IMO.
Yes. Along with Shoeless Joe.
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Yep...Jackson and Rose would be two of the best ball players in the HOF...
Rose's newer comments about how he did bet on games he managed but never against his team makes me skeptical, but he's still the 2nd best hitter in MLB history.
And Bond WILL be in, in 6 years. 1 more year to get to 3000 hits + 5 years retired = a lot of pissy fans and a huge smile on my face.
to each his own, i guess...
Ok, Pete Rose not being in the HOF is a touchy subject with me. Just because of how they are punishing him for betting, however, they let guys like Strawberry and Gooden back into baseball after all their drug use.
The best Home Run swing I've ever seen is Ken Griffey Jr's (I'm not a Reds fan btw). IMO one of the best hitters (as far as putting the ball on the field where he wants it) is Paul Molitor.
I completely understand baseball's stance on Pete Rose, not that I agree with it. But he bet on baseball and that hurts the sanctity of the game much more then illicit drugs do, not matter what way you cut it.
Last time I checked though, neither were in the Cooperstown anyway.
I'd love to see Charlie Hustle in the HOF. He's the best contact hitter and players go to the HOF based on performance, not gambling issues.
Let's face it, The fact that he bet on baseball is not nearly as damaging as the fact that he lied about it for so long. After he served his time, had he admitted his faults, he would already be in. Our society seems to be forgiving when someone is contrite His numbers deserve a place in the Hall, his arrogance doesn't.