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    I still wear Griffey shoes to this day.





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    Wasn't Hoffman Mo before Mo was Mo? Granted, I didn't follow his career, but I thought he was pretty spectacular for the position of closer.
    I hope no one saying Hoffman won't go first ballot also says that Mo will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A_Pharis View Post
    Wasn't Hoffman Mo before Mo was Mo? Granted, I didn't follow his career, but I thought he was pretty spectacular for the position of closer.
    I hope no one saying Hoffman won't go first ballot also says that Mo will.
    I will be that guy. Hoffman will be a HOF'er but the first to do it on the 1st ballot will be reserved for Rivera.
    "...it just sounded to me like he felt like he did not do it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by WCTYSON View Post
    I hear you, as Griffey Jr. was an incredible player. Looking at the list as a whole, I think he falls around where R. Jackson ended up in percentage. I just do not see placing him above all the rest, not that it really matters at all except for baseball nerds like us.
    Oh I think there will be old curmudgeons that simply leave him off because it's what they do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by A_Pharis View Post
    Wasn't Hoffman Mo before Mo was Mo? Granted, I didn't follow his career, but I thought he was pretty spectacular for the position of closer.
    I hope no one saying Hoffman won't go first ballot also says that Mo will.

    I would take Rivera over Hoffman (even as a Padre homer), but I do hope the voters don't cast a ballot for Trevor simply so Mariano can go in first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbhofmann View Post
    I will be disappointed if Griffey doesn't break the all-time % record. With very few legitimate challengers I think he could do it.

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    If Ripken didn't break the Seaver/Ryan record I doubt junior will. There are probably those purists that also want to protect that "record" too and will not vote for KGJ because of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zach View Post
    If Ripken didn't break the Seaver/Ryan record I doubt junior will. There are probably those purists that also want to protect that "record" too and will not vote for KGJ because of that.
    I think you have to look at the others involved. This could be a perfect storm.
    Griffey seems to be the only slam dunk on the ballot and that could move his numbers higher than normal. However, you'll always have the guy that leaves his entire ballot blank.


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    to put things in perspective the following didn't make it on the first ballot.
    Joe DiMaggio, Jimmie Foxx, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Cy Young, Tris Speaker, Nap Lajoie, Mel Ott, Eddie Mathews, Roy Campanella and Harmon Killebrew ,

    I think Griffey is the only one going in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A_Pharis View Post
    Wasn't Hoffman Mo before Mo was Mo? Granted, I didn't follow his career, but I thought he was pretty spectacular for the position of closer.
    I hope no one saying Hoffman won't go first ballot also says that Mo will.
    The difference was hofffman was only in 12 post season games with a 3.42 era
    Mo was in 96 games with a .70 era ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate Colbert 17 View Post
    I would take Rivera over Hoffman (even as a Padre homer), but I do hope the voters don't cast a ballot for Trevor simply so Mariano can go in first.
    I think Hoffman will make it in before Rivera. I just think being a 1st ballot HOF'er is being reserved for Rivera, as the first reliever to do so.
    "...it just sounded to me like he felt like he did not do it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey12508 View Post
    to put things in perspective the following didn't make it on the first ballot.
    Joe DiMaggio, Jimmie Foxx, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Cy Young, Tris Speaker, Nap Lajoie, Mel Ott, Eddie Mathews, Roy Campanella and Harmon Killebrew ,

    I think Griffey is the only one going in.
    Though I'm not fact checking you, that is crazy if those weren't

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    I think Junior and Piazza get in with Hoffman missing by 5%. Hard to beleive it's McGwire's last year on the ballot already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RStadlerASU22 View Post
    Though I'm not fact checking you, that is crazy if those weren't

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    I wanna say either Foxx or Joe D took 4 times to get in.

    Dont quote me though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by u2me57 View Post
    I think Junior and Piazza get in with Hoffman missing by 5%. Hard to beleive it's McGwire's last year on the ballot already.
    Well, not so hard to believe after he has cut 1/3 of his eligible years by new rules.
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