CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe

Premium and Super Premium Subscribers Get a 20% Discount at MLB.tv!

Articles Tagged Hall Of Famer 

Search BP Articles

All Blogs (including podcasts)

Active Columns

Authors

Article Types

Archives

07-13

comment icon

18

Overthinking It: The Rapid Aging of A-Rod
by
Ben Lindbergh

02-17

comment icon

17

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Greatness of Gary Carter
by
Jay Jaffe

01-17

comment icon

28

Overthinking It: Jorge Posada, the Hall of Fame, and the Fog of WARP
by
Ben Lindbergh

01-16

comment icon

22

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Keltner All-Stars, Part II
by
Jay Jaffe

01-13

comment icon

61

Heartburn Hardball: Jack Morris in Motion
by
Jonathan Bernhardt

01-12

comment icon

19

Inside The Park: Remembering Minnie
by
Bradford Doolittle

01-04

comment icon

11

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: The Catch-All
by
Jay Jaffe

01-02

comment icon

21

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: The Outfielders, Part I
by
Jay Jaffe

12-28

comment icon

42

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: The First Basemen
by
Jay Jaffe

12-22

comment icon

13

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: Can We Just Stick Edgar in the Corner?
by
Jay Jaffe

12-19

comment icon

18

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: Middle Infielders
by
Jay Jaffe

11-22

comment icon

41

Pebble Hunting: Can I Interest You in a Juan Gonzalez Hall of Fame Brochure?
by
Sam Miller

11-22

comment icon

27

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Golden Era Ballot for the Hall of Fame
by
Jay Jaffe

08-16

comment icon

29

The BP Broadside: "Compiler" Jim Thome for the Hall of Fame
by
Steven Goldman

07-23

comment icon

6

BP Unfiltered: The Hallworthy Alomar and Blyleven
by
Jay Jaffe

07-20

comment icon

22

The Lineup Card: The Top 13 Veterans Committee Selections That Weren't THAT Bad
by
Baseball Prospectus

05-26

comment icon

5

The BP Wayback Machine: How Do You Rate Relief?
by
Nate Silver

01-14

comment icon

3

Prospectus Q&A: J.T. Snow
by
David Laurila

01-13

comment icon

23

Prospectus Hit and Run: Trevor Hoffman and the Coming Wave
by
Jay Jaffe

01-06

comment icon

28

Prospectus Hit and Run: Blyleven in '11 and Other Tales from the Ballot
by
Jay Jaffe

01-03

comment icon

12

Prospectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: Don't Stop The Rock
by
Jay Jaffe

12-29

comment icon

10

Prospectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: No Shortage of Quality Shortstops
by
Jay Jaffe

12-23

comment icon

16

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2011: Bagwell and Baggage
by
Jay Jaffe

12-20

comment icon

16

Prospectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: Starting Pitchers
by
Jay Jaffe

11-16

comment icon

7

Prospectus Hit and Run: Marvin Miller and Pat Gillick
by
Jay Jaffe

09-21

comment icon

17

Another Look: Hall of Fame Pitchers Becoming an Extinct Species
by
Bob Hertzel

09-16

comment icon

14

Checking the Numbers: Chipper, Eddie, and Pete
by
Eric Seidman

09-08

comment icon

7

Prospectus Hit and Run: Cooperstown Bound
by
Jay Jaffe

09-03

comment icon

5

Manufactured Runs: Hero Worship
by
Colin Wyers

08-13

comment icon

8

Prospectus Q&A: On Trammell and Whitaker
by
David Laurila

06-19

comment icon

1

BP Unfiltered: This Week in Minor League History: June 14 - June 20
by
Geoff Young

03-26

comment icon

10

Prospectus Hit and Run: Mauer and JAWS
by
Jay Jaffe

03-12

comment icon

28

Prospectus Hit and Run: Nomar and the Trinity
by
Jay Jaffe

02-17

comment icon

16

Prospectus Hit and Run: Tom Glavine
by
Jay Jaffe

02-16

comment icon

11

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Big Hurt
by
Jay Jaffe

01-11

comment icon

8

The Week in Quotes: January 4-10
by
Alex Carnevale

01-07

comment icon

39

Voting Outcomes
by
Tim Kniker

01-06

comment icon

41

Prospectus Hit and Run: Hall of Fame Cases for Pitchers
by
Jay Jaffe

12-31

comment icon

8

Prospectus Hit and Run: Hall of Fame Cases for Outfielders
by
Jay Jaffe

12-30

comment icon

19

Prospectus Today: Virtual Hall-Worthy Selections
by
Joe Sheehan

12-27

comment icon

76

On the Beat: Weekend Update
by
John Perrotto

12-23

comment icon

14

Prospectus Hit and Run: Hall of Fame Cases at Third and Short
by
Jay Jaffe

12-21

comment icon

52

Prospectus Hit and Run: Alomar, the Crime Dog, the Big Cat and Big Mac
by
Jay Jaffe

08-19

comment icon

13

Prospectus Hit and Run: Vlad and the Right Fielders
by
Jay Jaffe

06-07

comment icon

39

Prospectus Idol Entry: The Summer of 1992
by
Matthew Knight

01-27

comment icon

14

You Could Look It Up: The Nose Knows
by
Steven Goldman

01-22

comment icon

28

Prospectus Hit and Run: Protracting the Process
by
Jay Jaffe

01-12

comment icon

10

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Pitchers
by
Jay Jaffe

01-11

comment icon

23

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Infielders
by
Jay Jaffe

12-29

comment icon

35

Prospectus Hit and Run: Throwing Rice
by
Jay Jaffe

<< Previous Tag Entries Next Tag Entries >>

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

November 16, 2010 9:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Marvin Miller and Pat Gillick

7

Jay Jaffe

The former MLB Players Association executive director and former GM are up for selection to the Hall of Fame.

Last week, I took a swing at analyzing the eight players on the Expansion Era Hall of Fame ballot to be voted upon at next month's Winter Meetings, using JAWS to evaluate their fitness for Cooperstown. That tool's not available when tackling the four non-players on the ballot, namely Pat Gillick, Billy Martin, Marvin Miller, and George Steinbrenner, whose achievements must be evaluated more subjectively. Nonetheless, it's apparent that relative to their already-inducted peers, they certainly have strong arguments in their favor. Today I'll examine the cases of Miller and Gillick, saving those of the Yankees' odd couple, Steinbrenner and Martin, for a later installment.

The rest of this article is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber?

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get access to the best baseball content on the web.


Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Already a subscriber? Click here and use the blue login bar to log in.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

September 21, 2010 8:00 am

Another Look: Hall of Fame Pitchers Becoming an Extinct Species

17

Bob Hertzel

The standards for sending pitchers to Cooperstown need to be redefined.

Perhaps the happiest moments of a long baseball-writing career came in its infancy, days when you would be attending a World Series and gathering at the host hotel, sitting around the lobby talking baseball with men who were legends of the business.

There was one of those days sitting around in Baltimore, when there were, among others, Dick Young, Red Smith, and Jimmy Cannon discussing baseball’s Hall of Fame. While to this day I am not sure which mouth the words came from, the question from that young baseball writer was what these gentlemen thought qualified a player for the Hall of Fame.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

September 16, 2010 8:00 am

Checking the Numbers: Chipper, Eddie, and Pete

14

Eric Seidman

Is Chipper Jones a greater switch-hitter than Eddie Murray and Pete Rose?

A little over a week ago I wrote an article on switch-hitters, focusing on a simple question: Do we evaluate switch-hitters based on their self-platoon split, or based on overall numbers regardless of the split? A case can be made for each side, as those in the self-platoon camp would argue that a good switch-hitter should be able to produce from both sides of the plate. These advocates certainly wouldn’t consider someone like Gary Matthews Jr. a solid switch-hitter, as his numbers are terrible even if his split is small. On the other side of the spectrum, it also makes sense that the best switch-hitter would be the best hitter who happens to bat from both sides of the plate. Mark Teixeira might favor one side more than the other, but his numbers from each side are far and away superior to the league average. The differentiation would be whether switch-hitting is considered a niche in which a separate definition applies. Can a good switch-hitter be a relatively underwhelming overall hitter?

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

September 8, 2010 8:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Cooperstown Bound

7

Jay Jaffe

Jim Thome has never been considered among the game's elite players but his home run and walk totals make him worthy of the Hall of Fame.

One year ago, Jim Thome was almost a forgotten man. Traded by the White Sox to the Dodgers just prior to the August 31 waiver deadline, he was a fish out of water in the National League, instantly reduced to a pinch-hitting role by his inability to play the field and even further limited by a bout of plantar fasciitis. Including the postseason, Thome went just 5-for-20—all singles—with a walk and three RBI for the Dodgers. Since the team fell short of the World Series, he didn't get to serve as designated hitter in the Fall Classic, the primary job for which he was acquired. At 39 years old, he looked like he might be done.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

September 3, 2010 12:00 pm

Manufactured Runs: Hero Worship

5

Colin Wyers

Talking about talking about the Hall of Fame.

If you’ll indulge me for a moment, let’s take a step back and talk a bit about sabermetrics – not baseball, but sabermetrics… baseball analysis in general, I suppose. You won’t need to do any math for this, either.

This is a thought I’ve been wanting to express for a while, but the occasion was a conversation between the always insightful Patriot (of the site Walk Like A Sabermetrician) and myself on Twitter, about Dale Murphy and the Hall of Fame. Now you may be asking yourself, what does Dale Murphy have to do with the Hall of Fame? Well, one man is campaigning vigorously for his admission, and managed to get an article about it published in SABR’s “The National Pastime” journal.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

Various people throughout baseball talk about the importance of the Tigers' long-running double play duo.

“Tram” and “Sweet Lou." The longest-running double-play combination in baseball history, Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker played 1,918 games together from 1977-95, the most ever for American League teammates.  During that time they combined for 11 All-Star berths, seven Gold Gloves, seven Silver Slugger awards, 4,734 hits, and 429 home runs.  They were, quite simply, the heart and soul of the Detroit Tigers for nearly two full decades.

Read the full article...

This week's installment includes the pro debuts of Mickey Mantle and Barry Bonds, no-hitters by Jim Palmer and Vida Blue, and a boatload of other good stuff.

Once again, we crack open The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball to relive past glories. Not yours, or mine, but someone's...

Read the full article...

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

March 26, 2010 12:20 pm

Prospectus Hit and Run: Mauer and JAWS

10

Jay Jaffe

The Twins' $184-million man is on a career track headed towards Cooperstown.

Is Joe Mauer Cooperstown-bound? Four weeks shy of his 27th birthday, we can't answer that question definitively, of course. But that doesn't mean we can't start measuring the $184 Million Dollar Man's chances with the tools (of ignorance?) at our disposal.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

March 12, 2010 11:22 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Nomar and the Trinity

28

Jay Jaffe

The first member of the three great shortstops of the '90s calls it quits, but where does he stand historically?

Back in the mid-1990s, a trio of young shortstops burst onto the American League scene. Soon dubbed the "Holy Trinity," Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter and Nomar Garciaparra were part of an elite three-way positional rivalry not seen since the days that Willie, Mickey, and the Duke ruled the center-field scene in New York. The trio were heirs of a sort to Cal Ripken, Jr., who a generation earlier had opened up the shortstop position to bigger, more athletic and more offensively adept types, a development which played no small part in moving the game towards a higher-scoring era. Arguments raged over which of the three was superior, though they often came down to a choice between Rodriguez's video-game offensive totals and Jeter's championship rings, with Garciaparra's own merits somewhat lost in the fray. But no matter which dog one had in the hunt, for a few years it certainly seemed as though all three were racing towards Cooperstown.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

February 17, 2010 11:39 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Tom Glavine

16

Jay Jaffe

A look at the stylish left-hander's Hall of Fame chances through the prism of JAWS.

The other day I set out to write a piece covering the Hall of Fame cases of both Frank Thomas and Tom Glavine. Two thousand or so words in, I was neck deep into the Big Hurt's career, so I decided to spin the Glavine piece into a separate one. In parallel, Marc Normandin did a thorough job covering the ups and downs of Glavine's career, so rather than repeat what he's done, I'll skip to evaluating his Hall of Fame case and the context surrounding it.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

February 16, 2010 10:22 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Big Hurt

11

Jay Jaffe

A look at Frank Thomas' Hall of Fame credentials.

Last week saw a pair of future Hall of Famers officially hang up their spikes. The decisions weren't surprising, in that neither Frank Thomas nor Tom Glavine actually played in 2009 after seeing only limited duty and success in 2008. Both are well over 40 years old, both have reached milestones that virtually guarantee entry into Cooperstown, and both deserve to be hailed for their outstanding careers. Today, I'll dig into Thomas' case, saving Glavine for later in the week.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

The notable quotables from the week that was.

GIVING A DASH OF HOPE TO ALL THE GUYS WITH .320 CAREER OBPS

Read the full article...

<< Previous Tag Entries Next Tag Entries >>