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Should Fred McGriff be in the Hall of Fame?


There was a great article in the St.Pete Times that asked whether or not Fred McGriff deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. Good question.

Personally, my opinion was that McGriff was very good. McGriff was very good but never great. I compare McGriff to an album that wasn't a huge success commercially but great to listen to over and over again.

Now, I know baseball is full of very good players who never made it to the Hall of Fame. But, does McGriff truly deserves that obscurity?

What has McGriff done to deserve the Hall of Fame?

19 Seasons. But, he played six different franchises.

5 time All-Star, MVP in 1994. He was never a league MVP.

3 time Silver Slugger. Yeah, but he didn't win a Silver Slugger after 1993.

1 time World Series Champion.  Yeah, but that was in '95, a strike shortened season.

Here is what Fred McGiff has done in his baseball playing career:

2,460 games(60th All-Time in MLB History), 10,174 plat appearances (65th All-Time in MLB History), 8,757 at-bats (79th All-Time in MLB History), 1,349 runs(101st All-Time in MLB History), 2,490 hits(93rd All-Time in MLB History), 441 doubles(99th All-Time in MLB History), 493 homeruns (26th All-Time in MLB History), 1,550 RBIs (41st All-Time in MLB History), 1,305 BBs, .284 batting average, .377 slugging percentage (79th All-Time in MLB History), .886 On Base plus Slugging (81st All-Time in MLB History),

This post was written by a member of the DRaysBay community and does not necessarily express the views or opinions of DRaysBay staff.

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