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Monday, November 27, 2006

Steve Rogers

Eligible in 1991.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 27, 2006 at 02:39 PM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 27, 2006 at 02:43 PM (#2246397)
He has a legitimate peak argument, though his WWII service fighting Nazis with Wonder Woman has zero weight for induction into the HoM. :-)
   2. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: November 27, 2006 at 04:36 PM (#2246480)
He has a legitimate peak argument

Even as an uber-peaky voter, I don't see it. Rogers had only one season where he was top 3 in his league in both run prevention and IP/BF. That doesn't measure up to the peaks of..gosh, at least 4-6 other backloggers. He's well off ballot, even for a peak-er.
   3. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 27, 2006 at 04:48 PM (#2246489)
My only point was that his peak is his selling point, since his career wasn't very long. I don't see him near my ballot, either.
   4. Mark Donelson Posted: November 27, 2006 at 05:18 PM (#2246513)
Yeah, I'm among the peakiest of the peaky, and Rogers's peak looks a lot like Catfish Hunter's to me--which of course isn't a compliment around these parts.
   5. The Chanumas Spirit Posted: November 27, 2006 at 05:43 PM (#2246536)
He has a legitimate peak argument, though his WWII service fighting Nazis with Wonder Woman has zero weight for induction into the HoM. :-)


Indeed. Plus, he may be overshadowed by his former teammate Prince Namor, who was the greatest submariner to ever live (even better than Quisenberry!)
   6. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 27, 2006 at 05:56 PM (#2246538)
Indeed. Plus, he may be overshadowed by his former teammate Prince Namor, who was the greatest submariner to ever live (even better than Quisenberry!)

Can't dispute your assertion at all, Chanumas. :-D
   7. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: November 27, 2006 at 06:04 PM (#2246544)
Well, he's better than Mr. Strange-glove at least.... ; )
   8. Rusty Priske Posted: November 27, 2006 at 06:41 PM (#2246563)
With Wonder Woman?

Wrong universe.

How about with the Sub-mariner and the Human Torch instead.

:)
   9. Rusty Priske Posted: November 27, 2006 at 06:41 PM (#2246564)
Jumped ahead and missed a better rejoinder.

Le sigh.


:)
   10. The Chanumas Spirit Posted: November 27, 2006 at 06:54 PM (#2246577)
Ah....when sabermetrics and comic fanboyism collide. Sort of a "perfect storm" of dorkiness ;-)

Unfortunately, Mr. Rogers may be overlooked in favor of a few of his current and former teammates:

- The aforementioned Prince Namor
- Master of mechanics, Tony Stark
- Logan, a guy who was NEVER on the DL
- Control Specialist Clint Barton
- Fireball-throwing Johnny Storm (or whatever the name of the golden age Human Torch was)
   11. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 27, 2006 at 07:19 PM (#2246596)
Ah....when sabermetrics and comic fanboyism collide. Sort of a "perfect storm" of dorkiness ;-)

Truth be known, sabermetrics actually took the place of comic books once I gave up the latter. Still own all of my old comics and probably always will, though.

- Fireball-throwing Johnny Storm (or whatever the name of the golden age Human Torch was)

At one time, I could tell you the issue and magazine he first appeared in. Now it's what year and team Pud Galvin first pitched for in the majors. :-)
   12. Rusty Priske Posted: November 27, 2006 at 08:38 PM (#2246657)
- Fireball-throwing Johnny Storm (or whatever the name of the golden age Human Torch was)


Jim Hammond
   13. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: November 27, 2006 at 08:58 PM (#2246670)
With Wonder Woman?

Wrong universe.


Hey, my favorite comic book as a kid was the large "Superman vs. Spider-Man" edition, so there are ways to overcome the Law of Comic Book Physics. :-D
   14. Rick A. Posted: November 28, 2006 at 03:41 AM (#2247017)
Unfortunately, Mr. Rogers may be overlooked in favor of a few of his current and former teammates:

- The aforementioned Prince Namor
- Master of mechanics, Tony Stark
- Logan, a guy who was NEVER on the DL
- Control Specialist Clint Barton
- Fireball-throwing Johnny Storm (or whatever the name of the golden age Human Torch was)


How could you forget The Mighty Thor? I mean, geez, the guy carried a war hammer wherever he went. You just knew that he scared the crap out of any pitchers he faced.

Although Steinbrenner would have made him cut his hair, if he played for the Yanks. ;)
   15. CraigK Posted: November 28, 2006 at 04:40 AM (#2247065)
Johnny Storm- Steve Dalkowski with control?
   16. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: November 28, 2006 at 08:01 PM (#2247600)
The Mighty Thor? I mean, geez, the guy carried a war hammer wherever he went.


Thor = Dave Parker?

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