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1992, New Candidates

1992 New Candidates

"Hey, guys, I can't find those five missing votes here, can you?"

“Hey, guys, I can’t find those five missing votes here, can you?”

In baseball, 1992 represented the last season of the mini-deadball era of 1988 to 1992. Five years where offensive levels sunk to those not seen in twenty years. Canadians won their first World Series, as in ever. And Tom Seaver got as close to a unanimous Hall of Fame induction as anyone ever has. Five people didn’t vote for Tom Seaver. Really guys? Is it truly possible that someone thought to themselves, “Sorry, Tom Seaver isn’t good enough to get my first-year ballot because he wasn’t as good as Walter Johnson”?

Oh, harrumphing we will go! Harrumphing we will go! It’s pretzel “logic” that I know, so harrumphing we will go!

Seriously, it’s Tom “311 wins plus 3,000 strikeouts plus ERA of 2.86 in 4783 innings” Seaver. OK, calm down, I can just take a couple of these pretty little white pills and soon feel better. I’m sure this type of loonery wouldn’t ever happen again….

F= Hall of Fame member
M = Hall of Merit member
S = Hall of Stats member

NEW FOR 1992

Dusty Baker
Vida Blue
Cesar Cedeno (S)
George Foster
Bobby Grich (M,S)
Toby Harrah
Dennis Leonard
Tony Perez (F)
Pete Rose (M,S)
Tom Seaver (F,M,S)

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  1. Never understood the guys who say “I won’t vote for anyone on their first try at the Hall.” Then if the guy doesn’t make it on the first try they happily vote for him on the second try. I keep wanting to ask how the guy got better after one more year in retirement.
    Tell me you’re putting in the best pitcher (career-wise) I ever saw, Tom Seaver. Don’t keep me in suspense, fellas. 🙂
    v

    Posted by verdun2 | September 3, 2014, 8:21 am

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