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Is Hank Aaron a HoFer without the home runs?


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#1 Thirteen

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 09:38 AM

An interesting article:

 

http://fivethirtyeig...-hall-of-famer/

 

 

 

Short answer:  Hells yeah.



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 09:50 AM

based on what he writes about in this article, I agree that he would still be a HOFer. but it's silly to say that all the focus and praise of his power is an injustice. Ripken is known for the streak, and that's his legacy. that doesn't mean no one recognizes his HOF credentials. I say that because the streak alone would not have gotten him to Cooperstown any more than it would have gotten Gehrig to Cooperstown.   


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Posted 11 April 2014 - 10:02 AM

Interesting article.

 

I think this is the clearest example of why Bonds should still be considered for the HOF despite his PED use while McGwire and Sosa should be left out. Bonds was a more complete package while McGwire and Sosa would've been pretty average without the homeruns. 


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Posted 11 April 2014 - 10:10 AM

Interesting article.

 

I think this is the clearest example of why Bonds should still be considered for the HOF despite his PED use while McGwire and Sosa should be left out. Bonds was a more complete package while McGwire and Sosa would've been pretty average without the homeruns. 

I agree. I don't want to see Bonds get in, but he was clearly a HOF talent. 


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#5 Thirteen

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 10:55 AM

Turn all of those home runs into singles, and he's still tied with Craig Biggio in 33rd place in total bases.

 

 

This has always been one of my favorite baseball stats:  Hank Aaron has almost a 1.12 MILE lead over Stan Musial in total bases.


Edited by Thirteen, 11 April 2014 - 10:55 AM.


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Posted 11 April 2014 - 01:09 PM

Without a doubt.



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 01:49 PM

Well, even if you took all of Aaron's homers away, he would still have at least one homer. An inside-the park-homer, hit on May 10, 1967 against the Philadelphia Phillies off of pitcher Jim Bunning hit to center field.


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