MLB Hall of Fame 2011: Kirby Puckett and the 10 Worst Selections Ever

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MLB Hall of Fame 2011: Kirby Puckett and the 10 Worst Selections Ever
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Kirby Puckett

The Hall of Fame selection process has, and likely always will be, the center of much controversy.  The debate rages on year after year about who should and who should not be a Hall of Famer and why.

Take Kirby Puckett as an example.  Puckett was a very productive player whose career was cut short after he lost vision in one eye due to glaucoma.   While his career batting average is an impressive .318, Puckett did not play long enough to accumulate what one might consider Hall of Fame numbers.

Beyond the numbers, Puckett's personal issues were also a point of contention when his Hall of Fame selection was made.  In the early 2000s, tales of infidelity, domestic violence and a sexual assault charge tainted Puckett's reputation.  His selection was then called into question not only due to his short 12 years in the majors, but for apparent character flaws, as well.

Similar questions have been raised about a multitude of other players over years.  What follows is by no means a complete list of every player who probably should not be in the Hall of Fame.  However, these 10 are some of the worst selections ever made.

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