Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hall of Fame - S21

I failed miserably to get 5 guys into the HOF last year, only getting sure fire choice Marvin Punto.  I attempted to make an impassioned plea to get 5 deserving players into the HOF and I fell on my face.....throw me a bone this year fellas........no more random votes for guys who will never make it........lets get these 4 guys in the HOF!!!


1)  LF Bill Malone -  Bill "Sam" Malone made his name as part of the legendary Colorado Ballvalanche team that includes other monsters such as Roy "The Natural" Bell and "The Big O" Omar Castillo.  Malone helped his team to a World Series ring in S7 and then took home the AL MVP in S9 when he hit 63 HR's and had 189 RBI's, to go along with a .370 BA and a sick 1.249 OPS, not to mention 172 Runs and 207 hits; did I forget to mention 36 of 43 SB's?  Over his career Malone picked up 5 All-Star nods and 3 LF Silver Slugger awards.  In the end, Malone did it at the plate and on the bases and was one of the biggest bats in the biggest offensive juggernaut this world has ever seen.  His final number are as follows:

Season Fran Level G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS



















Career Totals ML 1882 7223 1650 2310 431 73 552 1708 860 1153 207 68 .320 .394 .629 1.023


2)  Closer Matt Kelly   -  Mr. Kelly is the first closer in world ARod to reach the magical number of 500 career saves.  Kelly racked up 6 All-Star appearances and earned the S11 AL Fireman of the Year award.  And don't think Mr. Kelly was doing all of this in obscurity...oh no, he was the finisher on two World Series winners in S9 and S11 for legendary owner gydk and his once might Psychos.  Kelly's best season wasn't the one where he got the most saves, but instead in S8 he closed 22 of 24 games, held opponents to a .177 batting avg, had a WHIP of 0.81 and an ERA of 1.56.  This kind of magic led to gydk trading for him and the rest is history

Season Fran Level G GS CG W L SV SVO Inn H R ER HR BB SO OAV OBP SLG WHIP ERA
CareerTotalsML 817 9 0 36 57 500 580 936.0 806 387 358 118 299 918 .227 .294 .356 1.18 3.44

























































































































































3) SP Johnny Vernon  -    Meet the man who teamed up with HOFer Marvin Punto as one half of the most dominant pitching combination the World of ARod has ever seen, Johnny "Mount" Vernon.   Vernon was nothing short of fantastic during the Mets magical run as he picked in the S1 NL Rookie of the Year and then followed that up with 4 straight NL Cy Young awards, not to mention the 5 All-Star nods he was awarded.  "Mount" Vernon's line in S2 just might be the best this world have ever seen:  24-2, .096 whip, 1.88 ERA, 215.2 innings pitched, 27 of 32 were Quality Starts, and teams on hit .192 off of him.  Sick.


Season Fran Level G GS CG W L SV SVO Inn H R ER HR BB SO OAV OBP SLG WHIP ERA
Career Totals ML 374 302 6 163 62 3 3 2033.2 1697 744 685 191 637 1594 .224 .289 .337 1.15 3.03

4) 1B Alfredo Sosa   -   Alfredo "Say it Ain't" Sosa is one of the true smash brothers that have come thru this world.  Looking at his stats from S3 thru S11, it's truly shocking that Sosa only picked up 1 MVP---S5.  Despite not picking up a few more MVP's, Sosa definitely pickup up plenty of accolades along the way: S3 AL Rookie of the Year, 6-time All-Star, 2-time Home Run Derby Champ and 4 Silver Slugger awards.  Think about this; Sosa averaged 60 Hr/year during the first 10 years of his career, and ranks 3rd all-time with 718 career bombs.  That's not all he did though---see the .315 career BA.


Season Fran Level G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS






































Career Totals ML 1900 7537 1552 2374 338 19 718 1869 854 1073 2 24 .315 .385 .651 1.036
        












































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