Is Omar Vizquel a Hall of Fame Shortstop?

Posted: 10th October 2009 by Sam Fogelgaren in MLB
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Omar Vizquel was never a dominating offensive player. With a career batting average of .273 and never having more than 14 home runs in a season, Vizquel was not an "offensive player" by any stretch of the imagination. But a defensive player, that he was. Vizquel's 11 Gold Gloves speak for themselves, and his presence on the baseball field, even now at the tender age of 42 with the Texas Rangers, is still big.á My question is, after 21 major league seasons and a closet full of hardware, should Omar Vizquel be a Hall of Famer? In this era of baseball, a man with a .273 batting average and 78 home runs won't even get you a contract, nevertheless on a Hall of Fame ballot.á But Vizquel, standing at just 5'9" and 165 lbs., has shown that offense is not the only aspect that should b ...

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