Tuesday, December 24, 2013

All-Worst HOF Team

What's the worst team that could be assembled of Hall of Famers, you ask? Well, here are the least-deserving Hall of Famers at each position, per JAWS (with position rankings in parentheses):

C Ray Schalk (38)
1B High Pockets Kelly (85)
2B Bill Mazeroski (50)
3B Freddie Lindstrom (70)
SS Rabbit Maranville (36)
LF Chick Hafey (56)
CF Lloyd Waner (108)
RF Ross Youngs (66)
SP Jesse Haines (296)
RP Rollie Fingers (26)

Not many surprises here, since many of these guys often come up in discussions about Cooperstown's weakest links. All except Maranville and Fingers were voted in by the Veteran's Committee, which has much lower standards than the BBWAA when it comes to selecting Hall of Famers. As such, Fingers and Mazeroski are the only players here who played the bulk of their career after World War II.

Still, not a terrible team by any means--just woefully short on power.


  1. There are no bad relievers in the HoF.

  2. Ya only five have been elected so far. BBWAA has been especially tough on relievers but I have to think that will change over time now that relief specialists play such an important role in the modern game

  3. Thank's for not putting Catfish in there.