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1994, New Candidates

1994 New Candidates

In BBWAA world, this sign should be turned 180 degrees.

In BBWAA world, this sign should be turned 180 degrees.

It’s easy to elect Babe Ruth and Ted Williams to anyone’s Hall of Fame. It should be pretty easy to elect Graig Nettles and Ted Simmons too. But 1994 shows us that in Hallsville, what seems simple isn’t so easy. How else to explain a Hall of Fame with fellow newbie Bruce Sutter in it but not Nettles and Simmons? And one where Joe Morgan gets to keep pounding Dave Concepcion’s drum while Jose Cruz is completely forgotten.

Meantime, while Sal Bando, Ron Cey, Doug Decinces, and Bill Madlock have already become eligible for the HoME, Nettles’ eligibility this year ushers in the truly outstanding 1970s and 1980s third basemen. This year Nettles: next year Buddy Bell, Darrell Evans, and Mike Schmidt.

Steve Carlton and Don Sutton, meanwhile, keep a streak going of three straight elections with a newly eligible 300-game winner. Easily the longest such streak since we went to annual elections in 1976, and longer even than any streak in our five-year election cycles before then.

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

NEW FOR 1994

Steve Carlton (F,M,S)
Dave Concepcion
Jose Cruz
Ron Guidry
Graig Nettles (M,S)
Ted Simmons (M,S)
Bruce Sutter (F)
Don Sutton (F,M,S)



2 thoughts on “1994 New Candidates

  1. Your take on Guidry will be most interesting to me.

    Posted by verdun2 | October 1, 2014, 8:40 am


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