Can someone tell me why Dale Murphy is not in the Hall of Fame?
They say to make the Hall you need to be the best at your position for a period of time. They also say 3,000 hits or 500 home runs is a sure ticket in.
Well, if that is the case, Dale Murphy led the National League in games, at-bats, runs, hits, extra-base hits, RBI, runs created, total bases, and plate appearances in the 1980s.
He also accomplished a 30-30 season in 1983, at the time becoming only the sixth player since 1922 to do so.
His 1983 MVP year is the only time in major league history a player has compiled a .300 batting average, 30 home runs, 120 runs batted in, 130 runs scored, 90 bases on balls, and 30 stolen bases, with fewer than 10 times caught stealing.
So who is voting no when his name is on the ballot with those stats?
I think If Dale is not a Hall of Famer, he is definitely the best player not to be one!
People will always point to the fact that he only had 398 home runs and less than 1,300 RBI. So what!
He was one of the best player's for an entire decade. He had something like five or six gold gloves in a row, and back-to-back MVP seasons.
Dale Murphy deserves to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame.