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Okay, we have lots of decent baseball minds here we touch on this in the HOF thread, but the discussion often gets lost amid other stuff (like who is actually on the ballot, for an example). How about we list our picks for the HOF, I've broken it down into eras that make sense to me, but I'm certainly open to changing that if a valid argument is put forth for doing so. Here's what I came up with: Inception to 1900 1900-1930 (The deadball era as we know it) 1930-1946 (We lost lots of top stars to service in WWII, that's the reason for the 1946 date) 1946-1970 (I really thought about a cut-off of 1965, I'm open to suggestions on this) 1970 (or 1965) -1995 that's going to cover all the guys who were on bubblegum cards when you were wee ones. Obviously, there is going to be some overlap and no where will it be more prominent than guys who started in the late 1980s early 1990s and may have still been playing just a few years ago. Feel free to include such folk. I figure a max of five selections per era should give us plenty of people to talk about. Is this enough breakdowns, too many? Feel free to comment, nothing is set in stone. I just figure this gives us a good chance to bang the drum for our personal favs.
Just as I always go into baseball withdrawals after the last game of the WS, I find myself thinking about the HOF. (And no, not thinking about booting people out, but in a more positive light are there any major omissions from say, pre-1970 that we should be banging the drum for?) To me, the last real major oversight had been Joe Gordon and he's in now, so is it really possible that all the worthies from 1945-1970 have been inducted? Let me toss a couple of names out and see what we come up with: Vada Pinson yes/no/maybe? Ken Boyer yes/no/maybe?