Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, December 15, 2006

MLB: Molony: Why Bagwell should be in Hall of Fame

Is Jeff Bagwell the greatest 1B in NL history?...Jim Molony (not that one) makes the case.

But Bagwell’s candidacy for the Hall and the basis for the case that he’s the best all-around first baseman in NL history goes beyond the awards and the popular measuring sticks. There have simply been precious few first baseman who not only compiled Hall-worthy numbers at the plate, but ones who were also All-Stars when it came down to fielding, baserunning and all of the little things that make a complete player.

There have been first basemen with more power and some who drove in more runs than Bagwell. There are some with better career batting averages and/or on-base percentages than Bagwell. In fact, Bagwell doesn’t have sole possession of the lead among Hall of Fame first baseman in any single statistical category, but I challenge you to find a first baseman in the Hall with 400 or more homers, a .290 or better career batting average, 1,500 or more RBIs and 200 or more stolen bases.

 

Repoz Posted: December 15, 2006 at 10:53 PM | 128 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: astros, hall of fame

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Jim Wisinski
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogBaseball’s Teen-Age Twitter Reporters - The New Yorker
(7 - 10:59pm, Nov 26)
Last: Delicious Cake

NewsblogBoston Red Sox prove (once again) that competitive balance in baseball will never exist | cleveland.com
(21 - 10:50pm, Nov 26)
Last: Lance Reddick! Lance him!

NewsblogWendy Thurm on Twitter: "What the hell kinda panda is that?"
(14 - 10:47pm, Nov 26)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogShould the Red Sox Be Afraid of Hanley Ramirez Being Hanley Ramirez? - Red Sox - Boston.com
(28 - 10:46pm, Nov 26)
Last: if nature called, ladodger34 would listen

NewsblogAdam Rubin: My Hall of Fame ballot
(67 - 10:45pm, Nov 26)
Last: Kiko Sakata

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - November 2014
(1138 - 10:44pm, Nov 26)
Last: starving to death with a full STEAGLES

Hall of Merit2015 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(55 - 10:39pm, Nov 26)
Last: Chris Cobb

NewsblogSource: Tomas agrees to six-year deal with D-backs | MLB.com
(8 - 10:32pm, Nov 26)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogSandy Alderson says Mets can move quickly if a shortstop becomes available - NY Daily News
(14 - 10:27pm, Nov 26)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogOTP Politics November 2014: Mets Deny Bias in Ticket Official’s Firing
(4997 - 10:23pm, Nov 26)
Last: greenback calls it soccer

NewsblogRolling Stone: The 15 Worst Owners in Sports
(52 - 10:01pm, Nov 26)
Last: greenback calls it soccer

NewsblogOT: NBC.news: Valve isn’t making one gaming console, but multiple ‘Steam machines’
(1141 - 9:57pm, Nov 26)
Last: Win Big Stein's Money

NewsblogOT:  Soccer (the Round, True Football), November 2014
(539 - 9:42pm, Nov 26)
Last: Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play

NewsblogDave Cameron: A proposed three-way swap for Red Sox, Mariners, Nationals
(26 - 8:11pm, Nov 26)
Last: Walt Davis

Newsblog2015 Potential Hall of Fame Ballot | Baseball-Reference.com
(22 - 7:39pm, Nov 26)
Last: jingoist

Page rendered in 0.1091 seconds
50 querie(s) executed