Monday, November 27, 2006

Five Yankees Named on HoF Ballot


The National Baseball Hall of Fame released their list of candidates eligible for the 2007 Hall of Fame. This year the class is headed by Cal Ripken Jr famous for his 2,632 consecutive game streak, Tony Gwynn and his eight batting titles, and Mark McGwire, the former home run king who embarrassed himself in front of congress during the 2003 steroid hearings.
With the exception of the above names, five Yankees players are eligible for the Hall including returnees Don Mattingly and Goose Gossage. Matting has two chances left to either be elected into the Hall, or be simply known as a great Yankee and this marks the last time we will see Gossage on the ballot.
The other three former Yankees players are former Bash Brother and steroid user Jose Canseco, "The Warrior" Paul O'Neill, and 1998 World Series MVP Scott Brosius.

Jose Canseco played 37 games with the 2000 Yankees batting .243 with 6 home runs and 19 RBI.

HoF probability: 37%


Paul O'Neill, The Warrior, who's famous images of his "Whiz" catch during the 1998 season has been printed on posters, one of which I have. Paulie was know mostly for his temper and his repeated attacks on water coolers, but he was also a gentle person taking the time out to have fans indulge in his personal life during a chat conference he had online back in 1997.
O'Neill is also remember in the world of bloopers when he kicked the baseball back into the infield during his time with the Cincinnatti Reds.

HoF probability: 24%

Scott Brosius was the player that he wasn't supposed to be. Coming from the Oakland Athletics, his Yankees career was more than expected coming up big while playing third base, winning the 1998 World Series MVP while hitting two key home runs, and the miracle home run in the 2001 World Series in game four to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth with two outs.

HoF Probability: 17%

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  • Blogger ChadGramling posted at 7:12 PM  
    It's a damn shame that Goose is not already in the HOF.
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