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2021 Orioles Hall of Fame Inductees Announced: JJ Hardy, Mike Devereaux and Joe Angel. Plus Mo Gaba will be honored as a 2020 Inductee.

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57 minutes ago, OFFNY said:



A walk-off home run to left field against the California Angels ...... that phrase always reminds me of when I was in 9th grade in October of 1979, and John Lowenstein hit a walk-off home run to left field to give the Orioles a 1 game to 0 lead in the 1979 ALCS.



I'll never forget Earl coming out to hug Lowenstein as he rounded 3rd.  Such an un-Earl-like thing to do.

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4 hours ago, drdelaware said:

Lame undeserving  class. Other than Moe.

Here’s a list of the “bottom” of the Orioles HOF position players, by the rWAR they accumulated as an Oriole (total rWAR for all teams in parentheses).

Luis Aparicio 16.4 in 721 games (55.9)

Gary Roenicke 15.7 rWAR in 850 games (15.4)

J.J. Hardy 15.7 rWAR in 889 games (28.1)[

Jim Gentile 14.8 rWAR in 583 games (17.1)

Mike Bordick 14.5 rWAR in 739 games (26.8)

Rich Dauer 14.4 rWAR in 1140 games (14.4)

Gus Triandos 13.2 rWAR in 953 games (14.1)

Mike Devereaux 13.0 rWAR in 878 games (14.6)

Roberto Alomar 12.5 rWAR in 412 games (67.0)

Harold Baines 9.5 rWAR in 666 games (38.7)

Elrod Hendricks 7.3 rWAR in 657 games (7.5)

John Lowenstein 7.2 rWAR in 745 games (10.0)

Lee May 4.5 rWAR in 794 games (27.2)

I’m certainly fine with including Hardy in the OHOF.   He won three Gold Gloves here and anchored the defense on three playoff teams.  When I ran a poll on who from those teams would make the Orioles Hall of Fame, Hardy came in fourth, behind Jones, Markakis and Machado.  https://forum.orioleshangout.com/forums/index.php?/topic/33439-which-of-the-2012-16-orioles-would-you-put-in-the-orioles-hof/&tab=comments#comment-2393096

Devereaux is more debatable but certainly not the worst position player in the OHOF.



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17 hours ago, DrungoHazewood said:

Devereaux clinched Oriole Hall of Fame-dom with this one swing.  I was working at Roy Rogers the summer before my freshman year in college, so I didn't see it live, but on the way home the radio guys were still in disbelief hours later.

This always makes me think of Devereaux narrating this at bat in the “Why Not?” year-end VHS video. “Come on... stay fair, stay fair, stay fair... yeah, all right!” 

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