Never really got into the HOF thing in any of the pro sports.
But I do have my own personal list from what I've got to see in my lifetime.....
1B Albert Pujols
2B Ryne Sandberg
SS Cal Ripken
3B George Brett
LF Rickey Henderson
CF Kirby Puckett
RF Reggie Jackson
I'd give my DH to Frank Thomas.
SP- Randy Johnson, Nolan Ryan, Steve Carlton, Greg Maddux, Tom Seaver
Closer- Rich Gossage
I like Brett over Schmidt because, quite frankly, Brett was a far better hitter, not even close.
I like Puckett over Griffey Jr. But certainly wouldn't win an aguement over it by looking at career stats..
Puckett was a hitting machine in his short career (.318) and played harder "with less" than anyone I can remember.
Nice to see I've taken the thread off track somewhat.
Never looked at Piazza as anything more than a first baseman, he was bad defensively and didnt play behind the plate as long as other HOF catchers.Huh?
So was Piazza one of the best hitting 1B of his era, maybe, depends if he was on steroids. I believe he was on some so I would not vote him in.You believe he was on steroids? Based on what evidence? He wasn't mentioned in the Mitchell Report, nor was he one of the players who tested positive for a banned substance back in 2003 like Sammy Sosa or Alex Rodriguez. There is literally no evidence to support your "belief".
In regards to performance enhancing drugs, I don't want anyone in the HOF in there that used them. Whats a legal or illegal PED is a BS reason in my perspective, you play the game using your skills to outperform the opponent that does not factor in some product. If you took some sort of product to gain a comparitive advantage of other players than that would make you ineligible.Then you'll probably be disappointed to learn that several Hall of Famers used amphetimines throughout their careers.