Many baseball players have been able to make their mark in history by their outstanding skills and games. Some players are not inducted into the Hall of Fame despite receiving a lot of praises. Below is a list of the top nine baseball players not included in the Hall of Fame.
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Seven times, Billy Wanger was part of the all-star roster. He was one of the greatest closers in baseball history between the 1990s and 2000. Wanger was a professional pitcher for 16 seasons, and represented many teams including the Houston Astros, New York Mets, and others. In 16 years of professional baseball, Wanger had 422 saves and a 2.31 ERA. He also struck out 1,196 hitters in 903 innings.
Tony Oliva was one the greatest hitters of baseball in the 60s. He was an 8-time all-star, and more importantly, a three-time AL batting champion. Tony Olivia ended his 15-year career at.304 with 220 homers, 947 RBI’s and a total of 947 runs. He played from 1962 to 1976 for the Minnesota Twins.
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From 1969 to 1979, he played in Major League Baseball (MLB), for the New York Yankees. Thurman Munson was a six-time all-star and nine times Gold Glove Award winner. In 1976, he was awarded the Most Valuable Player Award. He hit 222 home runs during his career and 1,099 RBI’s.
Belle was a five-time All-Star, Silver Slugger. His career batting average was.295 and he averaged 37 home runs per season and 120 RBIs between 1991 and 2000. He is one of six MLB players to have nine consecutive 100 RBI seasons.
He began his professional career in 1986, and retired in 2004. Fred is a five-time all-star. His impressive career record includes ten home runs of 30+ and a minimum of 100 runs eight times. McGriff’s professional record is.284, with 493 home runs as well as 1,550 RBIs. His record is even more impressive because Fred McGriff was born in an era when steroids were common.
Curt was a player from 1988 through 2007. He represented five MLB teams during his career. He is a six-time All-Star and one of only four pitchers to have at least three 300-plus season. He was runner-up in Cy Young Award voting three consecutively and placed fourth one time. He also has the second-highest JAWS of any pitcher who is not in the Hall of Fame.
Between 1964 and 1974, Dick Allen was undoubtedly the greatest hitter in baseball. The 1972 MVP was a seven-time member of the all-star team and ended his professional career with a.292 average. He also had 351 home runs, 1,119 runs batted and a total of 351 runs scored.
Dave Parker was a topsy-turvy entrepreneur. He was also confronted with weight and injury issues. He recovered and went on to have a great career. He is a seven-time all-time player, two-time batting champion, three times Silver Slugger Award winner and three-time Gold Glove recipient. He had a.290 average in his professional career. This included 339 homers and 1,443 runs batted into. There were also 154 stolen bases.
He was a professional baseball player for 24 years. Omar Vizquel was a three-time all-time and one-time Gold Glove Award recipient. Vizquel had 427 more hits than Ozzie, and also had a higher career batting average (and fielding percentage). Omar Vizquel, despite his impressive record, is not in the Hall of Fame.