Best MLB Players Not In The Hall

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Best MLB Players Not In The Hall

So I told everyone reading Cody Dockens' "The Greatest Players Not in the Hall of Fame:  Part One" that I would do one of these for every other sport.  Here is my list for the best MLB players not in the "Hall" by position. 

Catcher: Joe Torre?  Sure he played third for a lot of his career, but how can you deny being a nine-time all-star, four-time World Series winner (all as a Manager) and the 1971 NL MVP?

First Base:  Keith Hernandez.  11 Gold Gloves, career .296, 162 hrs, 1071 RBI's.  Will not be included on ballot until 2011 because he received less than 5% of votes in 2004.

Second Base:  Joe Gordon.  Nine-time All-Star, five-time World Series champ, 22 years (1938 to 1950) 1942 AL MVP

Short Stop:  Alan Trammell:  Entire 20 year career with Detroit Tigers!!  six-time All-Star, four-time Gold Glover, 1984 World Series MVP

Third Base:  Ron Santo:  nine-time All-Star, five-time Gold Glover, No. 10 retired by the Cubs.

Outfield :  Andre Dawson:  Yes I understand he had a .323 On Base Percentage, but he did have 2770 hits and 438 homers.  He was a  time All-Star, 8 time Gold Glover, 4 time Silver Slugger, the 1977 NL Rookie of the Year and the 1987 NL MVP.

Jim Rice:  .298 career hitter, 382 hrs, 1451 RBIs, eight-time All-Star, entire 16 year career with Red Sox.

Dale Murphy:  398 HRs, 1266 RBIs, seven-time All-Star, five-time Gold Glover, two-time NL MVP

Starting Pitcher:  Jack Morris:  256-186 career record, 3.90 era, 2478 Strikeouts, five-time All-Star, four-time World Series champ, 1991 World Series MVP

Reliever/Closer:  Lee Smith:  1022 appearances, 3.03 era, 478 saves (second all time) seven-time All-Star

 

Honorable Mention:  Bert Blyleven, Don Mattingly, Tommy John, Tim Raines, Dave Parker, Maury Wills, Jim Kaat, Gil Hodges, and yes Mark McGwire.

 

Cheers

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