When it comes to the Hall of Fame, it pays to be a Yankees fan. Not only does New York have more members in Cooperstown than any other squad, but they also have at least four future members suiting up for them this season.
Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada and Alex Rodriguez are practically shoo-ins, and with a couple more seasons like their last few C.C. Sabathia and Mark Teixeira might have decent cases as well.
If you're an Astros fan, you're slightly less enthusiastic about any member of your team's chances to one day have a bust in Cooperstown. Especially now that Hunter Pence is out of town. Now who's the most likely? J.A. Happ? Brett Myers? Or is it the almighty, five-foot-seven, 155 pound Jose Altuve?
Seriously though, every team has to have at least one (or more) Hall of Fame worthy candidate right?
This is my quest: to find one player from each Major League team who is going to wind up in Cooperstown, next to Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle.
Just one player per team, hence no A-Rod, Rivera AND Jeter from New York. And obviously since not every team has an established player with a solid case, I'm going to have to use some creative math to get him there.
Let it begin!
All statistics courtesy of Baseball Reference.