Of all the various sports Hall of Fames, none invites more debate than the Baseball Hall of Fame. Every January, the inductees are announced, followed by countless arguments, in print and over the airwaves, about the players who should have gotten in but didnÆt. For each snubbed player, there is a statistic that backs up their claim. In looking at the players on the ballot for the first time, some shouldnÆt merit much initial thought. Based on their statistics alone, the following players can be ruled out: Ellis Burks, Eric Karros, Ray Lankford, David Segui, Robin Ventura, Todd Zeile, Kevin Appier, Mike Jackson, Pat Hentgen, and Shane Reynolds. Simply put, they donÆt stack up with other Hall of Fame players, and their overall impact on the gameáwas minimal compared to other peers ...
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