Saturday, December 14, 2013

Hall of Fame's Best Outsiders

Earlier this week, I emailed Graham Womack my submission for Baseball: Past and Present's fourth annual "50 Best Players Not in the Hall of Fame" project.

Back in the Summer of 2010, we assembled our first occasional (non-annual) non-Hall of Famers squad. At the time, we knew we wouldn't do it every year, and we haven't done it since.

Without out further ado, below is our selection of non-Hall of Famers who've appeared on at least one Hall of Fame ballot.

2nd occasional non-Hall of Famers
Batting Order
Versatile glove, good bat
1. Kenny Lofton, CF
2. Jeff Bagwell, 1b
3. Barry Bonds, LF
4. Mike Piazza, C
5. Larry Walker, RF
6. Dick Allen, 3b
7. Bobby Grich, 2b
8. Alan Trammell, SS

Bench: Edgar Martinez, DH
Bench: Tim Raines, LF
Bench: Bo Jackson, CF
Bench: Lou Whitaker, 2b
Bill Freehan in Boston
Bench: Buddy Bell, 3b
Bench: Craig Biggio, 2b/CF/C
Bench: Reggie Smith, CF/RF
Bench: Graig Nettles, 3b
Bench: Bill Freehan, C

SP: Roger Clemens
SP: Curt Schilling
SP: Rick Reuschel
SP: Kevin Brown

P: Luis Tiant
P: David Cone
Nobody messes with Buck O'Neil
P: Dave Stieb
RP: Dan Quisenberry

Manager: Buck O'Neil

Please let us know what you think. Did we leave anyone off that should really be included? Keep in mind, people who have still not been voted on, like Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas, Mike Mussina and Tom Glavine are not eligible for this list until after the Hall of Fame results are announced the second week of January.

Let us know how your team would look. Thanks for reading!

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