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jbk
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Last request for Hall of Fame nominations

Post by jbk » Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:55 pm

I’d like to make a last request for nominations for this season’s Hall of Fame election. In a few days I'll ask for votes. Thus far, nine players have been nominated. Four were carried over from the last election because they received at least half of the votes cast but not enough to be elected. They are:

Frank Grimsley http://www.simdynasty.com/player.jsp?id=11574498 3 time MVP for Baltimore, 9 time All Star at shortstop for Los Angeles (twice) and Baltimore (7). Rookie of the in 2018. .852 career OPS, 352 HR, League leader in RBI once. A- arm, A range. A+ mentor, 9 LCS, 6 World Series appearances, twice victorious.

Archie Bubser http://www.simdynasty.com/player.jsp?id=11425929 10 time All Star for Pittsburgh, predominately in left field. .837 OPS with 421 HRs and a career .289 BA. 7 Gold Gloves, A range, B+ arm. Led League in HRs twice. A+ mentor.

Masahiko Matsukawa http://simdynasty.com/player.jsp?id=12371978 8 time All Star for Philadelphia, predominately as a long reliever. Career record of 143-30 in 620 games. Arguably, the greatest long reliever in League history. Pitched for teams in 8 World Series, winning 4. I must admit a personal bias for Matsukawa but I think his career speaks for itself. He had seasons with the following win-loss totals: 19-2, 17-1, 16-2, 16-3, 14-1, 13-1, and 11-2, twice. No pitcher currently in the HOF can approach his .826 career winning percentage. (Please excuse my cheerleading for Matsukawa. I just think he had an incredible career for my Vultures and, at the moment, I can only cheer my past).

John Naton http://www.simdynasty.com/player.jsp?id=11574482 9th highest career slugging percentage in League history of .545 and 11th highest career OPS of .914. 422 HRs, career BA of .304. 5 time All Star, clean up hitter on Philadelphia teams that appeared in 8 World Series in 10 years, winning 4. A+ mentor, A+ range, mostly at first base.

In response to my earlier request, the following 5 players were nominated for HOF consideration. With some minor edits, the statistical details and comments were supplied by the nominators. Thanks to mateogrande and Todibus for their nominations.

Doug Grant http://www.simdynasty.com/player.jsp?id=3538076 The number 8 pick in the 1973 draft. Played 17 seasons in the majors for St. Louis and New York (now Montreal) until he retired in 1992. 268-147 overall record. 7 time all-star, 1 gold glove, 3 WS Rings in 5 chances. 2473 k's to 1222 walks. 3.87 lifetime ERA; 1.26 career WHIP. Those numbers went 3.63 and 1.26 in the playoffs where he had a 6-3 lifetime record as a starter including 3-1 in the World Series. No. 21 on the all-time wins list.

Claude Hitchcock http://www.simdynasty.com/player.jsp?id=11646814 The number 1 overall pick in the 2024 draft played 18 seasons in the majors, all with Philadelphia, from 2028-2045. 277-133 overall record. A 9 time all-star with 4 of those as the starter for the NL, 4 WS Rings in 8 chances. 3242 K's to 1172 walks. 3.02 lifetime era and a 1.13 career whip. Those numbers went 4.57 and 1.39 in the playoffs where he had a 7-9 lifetime record as a starter including 3-4 in the World Series. He's No. 18 on the all-time wins list. 14th on the all-time strikeouts list. 7th all-time in shutouts with 49 including a no-hitter against a strong Cubs team in April of 2043. 8th on the all-time WHIP list. 14th best all time ERA. He won 4 consecutive Cy Young awards from 2036 to 2039. His stretch for those four seasons is one of the most dominant on record. He went 85-23 with an era of 2.31 and a whip of 1.03. 3.16/1 k/bb ratio.

Gene Ronan: http://simdynasty.com/player.jsp?id=12319427 transitioned from an All-Star closer to an MVP type starter and back again for Baltimore; held batters to a .662 OPS; outstanding career W/L % of .703, 154-65 record with 192 career saves. In 2040, as a starter, he had a 24-3 record with a 2.88 ERA. In 2042, as a closer, he appeared in 104 games with a 15-5 record and 33 saves. Both years he won the Cy Young award, a feat almost never accomplished by a reliever.

Mike Estrella: http://simdynasty.com/player.jsp?id=11712618 Rookie of ther Year 2031. MVP 2034 and 2036. 5 time All-star with a career OPS of .835 while playing excellent defense at a premier position (almost 16K innings at SS with a +63 and 4.49 RF) for Philadelphia. 355 career HRs with a .288 BA. A+ mentor, A range, A- arm. 11 LCS, 9 World Series, 5 times a winner

Hugh Hitchcock: http://simdynasty.com/player.jsp?id=11772050 from 2031-2045 he was one of the most feared hitters in the DSL for Cincinnati. 11th all time best slugging percentage and 12th best all time OPS. I think that but for his sub par health rating he would have been one of the greatest League hitters of all time. He was never able to bat more than 533 times in a season. Even with that, his stats are are remarkable. 426 career HRs with a .310 career BA, nearly identical numbers in both categories with John Naton, discussed above. MVP and triple crown winner in 2031 with 41 HR, a .388 BA, 148 RBI and league leading numbers in OPS, 1.165, and .710 slugging pct. A mentor, A range and B+ arm in the outfield

I would like to nominate the following three players:

Cisco Dreiseward http://simdynasty.com/player.jsp?id=11712574 An 11 time all-star as a closer. In 1307 career games over 16 years he earned 330 saves for Philadelphia. Appeared in 10 LCS and 8 World Series with 4 wins. Like Gene Ronan, discussed above, one of the very few relief pitchers to have ever won a Cy Young award.

Jake Stephens http://simdynasty.com/player.jsp?id=11836651 An 8 time all-star for Seattle and Baltimore at shortstop. MVP in 2038. In his career he hit 264 HRs with a .283 career BA and 351 SBs. A+ mentor, A+ range with a B arm. Appeared in 12 LCS and 8 World Series, winning 3.

Frank Duncan http://simdynasty.com/player.jsp?id=11646851 An 8 time all-star at 3B for Seattle and Chicago. MVP in 2036. A range, B+ arm, A+ mentor. 292 career HRs with a .286 career BA and 271 SBs. Appeared in 8 LCS and 2 World Series

LTJaeger
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Re: Last request for Hall of Fame nominations

Post by LTJaeger » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:52 pm

How about Jack Bocachica, an 8-time all-star with five Gold Gloves (+74 at 3B), 9 100-RBI seasons, 372 HRs, ROY winner, 9 WS rings in 9 appearances (consecutive), batting title winner (.339 in 2033)?

http://www.simdynasty.com/player.jsp?pl ... d=11112789

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Re: Last request for Hall of Fame nominations

Post by LTJaeger » Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:10 pm

I also want to nominate Cordero Gutierrez, who probably won't make it, but absolutely crushed it for a 7-year stretch in which he won 3 MVPs and two Gold Gloves.

He led the league at various times in runs, hits, RBIs, and slugging pct., and hit .325 and .350 in back-to-back seasons. He also hit two HR's in one inning TWICE during his career; not something that makes him a HOFer, but I doubt if anyone else in league history accomplished that. Cordero was on 4 WS winners and 8 playoff teams and a key player during a dynamic rivalry between the Bucks and Pittsburgh.

http://www.simdynasty.com/player.jsp?id ... imps=stats

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