Tank McNamara by Bill Hinds

Tank McNamara

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  1. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, about 1 year ago

    Hall of Fame voters are frequently pretty silly (so are the voters for MVP and the Gold Gloves and other things too numerous to mention). You have to wonder if George Brett had started a few years later, ended a few years later, with the EXACT SAME STATS, would he have gone into the Hall on the first ballot? Or would he have seemed to be part of an “era” ?

  2. GuiltyBystander

    GuiltyBystander said, about 1 year ago

    And let’s not forget all his career runs (1844), doubles (668), and steals (414). His 291 homers and 1175 RBIs aren’t bad for a leadoff batter either. Biggio belongs.

  3. ptvroman3

    ptvroman3 said, about 1 year ago

    No, “The All Natural” is Frank Thomas, and he is going into the Hall of Fame on Sunday.

  4. Timothy Madigan

    Timothy Madigan GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @GuiltyBystander

    but his .281 BA and .363 OBP are fairly average and a bit weak for a leadoff batter.

    That’s what holding some of them back – are his career numbers solely on longevity (10th in Plate Appearances)

  5. Jeff M

    Jeff M said, about 1 year ago

    The Hall of Fame vote process leaves much to be desired; it is not a well-oiled process. How is it possible that no first-ballot player has received 100% of the vote?

  6. strictures

    strictures said, about 1 year ago

    @Jeff M

    Because the majority of HOF voters are NY media types & they’re consistently biased toward players from the Yankees & Mets.

  7. JiminNYC

    JiminNYC said, about 1 year ago

    During the Tom Brady-baby mama mini-drama, Peter King was writing about Biggio, and, to describe his leadership skills, wrote, “Craig Biggio has a little Tom Brady in him.”
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    To which a reader replied, “Did Brady knock up Biggio, too?

  8. jbmlaw

    jbmlaw said, about 1 year ago

    As a long-time Braves fan, I can assert that Biggio was the best at beating my team during his era, much like Chase Utley today.

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