The 40 Greatest Players not in the Baseball Hall of Fame

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

My top 200 is here.

This is a list of players who could be in the MLB Hall of Fame (so, as of 2012, not Clemens or Bonds or Shoeless Joe, all of whom would be on this list otherwise) but are not.

The MLB Network list is first, then my list. (MLB has now done a full top 40, so I will do as time permits although probably in a rougher order after the top 9).

MLB Network List:

1. Tim Raines
2. Jack Morris
3. Mark McGwire
4. Minnie Minoso
5. Jeff Bagwell
6. Lee Smith
7. Alan Trammell
8. Ted Simmons
9. Dick Allen
10. Jim Kaat
11. Luis Tiant
12. Dale Murphy
13. Ken Boyer
14. Joe Torre
15. Dwight Evans
16. Rafael Palmeiro
17. Steve Garvey
18. Gil Hodges
19. Don Mattingly
20. Keith Hernandez
21. Edgar Martinez
22. Tommy John
23. Lou Whitaker
24. Larry Walker
25. Will Clark
26. Tony Oliva
27. Dave Parker
28. Ron Guidry
29. Maury Wills
30. Buck O'Neil
31. Albert Belle
32. Dave Concepcion
33. Juan Gonzalez
34. Jimmy Wynn
35. Bill Freehan
36. Bobby Grich
37. Harold Baines
38. Fred McGriff
39. Mark Grace
40. Roger Maris

My List:
1. Bob Caruthers
2. Bobby Grich
3. Edgar Martinez
4. Mark McGwire
5. Dick Allen
6. Jeff Bagwell
7. Bill Dahlen
8. Alan Trammell
9. Lou Whitaker

And my other 31, in a rough order:
10. Kevin Brown
11. Tim Raines
12. Rick Reuschel
13. Larry Walker
14. Willie Randolph
15. Dwight Evans
16. Keith Hernandez
17. Rafael Palmeiro
18. Jack Glasscock
19. Tommy John
20. David Cone
21. Reggie Smith
22. Frank Tanana
23. Chuck Finley
24. Luis Tiant
25. Will Clark
26. Darrell Evans
27. John Olerud
28. Jimmy Wynn
29. Stan Hack
30. Graig Nettles
31. Joe Torre
32. Ken Boyer
33. Buddy Bell
34. Bret Saberhagen
35. Bernie Williams
36. Robin Ventura
37. Bobby Bonds
38. Jack Clark
39. Jose Cruz
40. Dave Stieb


jaytf25 said...

OMG! Steve Garvey over Cecil Cooper!!!!!HELLO! Lokk at Cooper's stats. This is a disgrace that Cecil Cooper is not on here and Mark Grace and Steve Garvey are ahead of them. How about Don Mattingly? he's better then people on this list. And I hate the Yankees but come on

Anonymous said...

Major omission:

Not counting anyone still eligible and it should be noted I'm an avid Red Sox fan. That said, if I were to have two votes, they would go to Dwight Evans and the huge oversight, Thurman Munson. Rookie if the year, MVP, two world championships and batted over .400 in a third. Defense: tough as nails. The real leader of the 70s Yankees.

Anonymous said...

Roger Maris. The legitimate single season home run champ, excellent fielder. League MVP and gold glove winner.

Unknown said...

What about Rocky Colavito? Some very impressive numbers & feats. Very comparable numbers to many already enshrined. As witnessed this past season, STILL loved in Cleveland.

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