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Should Andy Etchebarren be in the Orioles Hall-of-Fame ???


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Should Andy Etchebarren Be in the Orioles Hall-Of-Fame ???  

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  1. 1. Should Andy Etchebarren Be in the Orioles Hall-Of-Fame ???



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Kinda shocked he's not.

Trivia question: Who are the starters on the 1966 and 1969 Orioles who are not in the O's Hall of Fame?

Answer: Etchebarren, Curt Blefary, Tom Phoebus, Wally Bunker, and Jim Hardin. Counting 20+ starts as a "starter". 25 starters, 20 in the O's Hall. If you're gonna put 80% in, might as well go for all of 'em.

And not that objectivity has anything to do with this, but Etchebarren only played 100+ games twice, totaled under 10 WAR for the O's, and his .652 career OPS was aided by 40 IBBs because he usually batted eighth in front of the pitcher. His rWAR total for the Orioles is just ahead of Leo Gomez and Joe Orsulak, just behind Bob Niemann, Randy Milligan, and Jackie Brandt. Matt Wieters is 4 wins up on him in 250ish fewer PAs.

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Yes. I remember him fondly from my youth. Passes the test. In fact, the only Oriole from youth that should not be not Orioles HOF is Tom Shopay. Tom Shopay was useless.

I kind of agree. I'm an advocate for the induction of Randy Milligan, Joe Orsulak, Chito Martinez, Lowenstein, Roenicke, Sakata, Joe Nolan, Glenn Gulliver, Todd Cruz, Wayne Gross, Joe Nolan, Dave Skaggs, Don Stanhouse, Ross Grimsley, Mickey Tettleton, Stan Jefferson, Pete Stanicek, Ken Gerhart, Larry Sheets, Tim Hulett, Phil Bradley, Rich Schu, Bill Ripken, the hot girl Bill brought to 2131, Fred Ripken, Rene Gonzalez, R.C. Gonzalez, Texas Mike Smith, Mississippi Mike Smith, Craig Worthington, Bob Milacki, Mickey Weston, Kevin Hickey, and Jeff Ballard. And Steve Finley. And Dave Dellucci. And Dave Dellucci's hot sister I once saw at a Baysox game.

Really the criteria should be "do I smile when I think of this Oriole?"

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Trivia question: Who are the starters on the 1966 and 1969 Orioles who are not in the O's Hall of Fame?

Answer: Etchebarren, Curt Blefary, Tom Phoebus, Wally Bunker, and Jim Hardin. Counting 20+ starts as a "starter". 25 starters, 20 in the O's Hall. If you're gonna put 80% in, might as well go for all of 'em.

Etchebarren has two things going for him that the others don't:

1. A pretty long career as an Oriole (12 years)

2. Several more years in the organization as an Orioles coach

For this type of HOF, longevity and organizational loyalty count for a lot. Heck, his eyebrows alone should put him in.

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Andy Etchebarren was a key player on four AL pennant winners, the best teams in Orioles history. He then was a manager for 11years in the Orioles system including two stints at Bluefield where he won two Appalachian League titles and was an important member of the organization for years. Name me another Oriole who has won titles as both player and manager in the Orioles system. I remember his time at Bluefield where I saw him spend many hours with kids and fans. A fine man and a true Oriole!

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I think when considering the totality of his tenure with the Orioles, Etchebarren should get in. No disrespect to the man, but Elrod Hendricks got in in part for pretty much that reason. He played a role on the greatest teams in O's history, caught all the names you know, and the list of catchers in team history isn't very extensive. Factoring everything he did I'd say yes.

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I kind of agree. I'm an advocate for the induction of Randy Milligan, Joe Orsulak, Chito Martinez, Lowenstein, Roenicke, Sakata, Joe Nolan, Glenn Gulliver, Todd Cruz, Wayne Gross, Joe Nolan, Dave Skaggs, Don Stanhouse, Ross Grimsley, Mickey Tettleton, Stan Jefferson, Pete Stanicek, Ken Gerhart, Larry Sheets, Tim Hulett, Phil Bradley, Rich Schu, Bill Ripken, the hot girl Bill brought to 2131, Fred Ripken, Rene Gonzalez, R.C. Gonzalez, Texas Mike Smith, Mississippi Mike Smith, Craig Worthington, Bob Milacki, Mickey Weston, Kevin Hickey, and Jeff Ballard. And Steve Finley. And Dave Dellucci. And Dave Dellucci's hot sister I once saw at a Baysox game.

Really the criteria should be "do I smile when I think of this Oriole?"

I agree. Are you certain it was not Dellucci's wife?

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I say no. Andy was a part time player who couldn't hit. What is the point of a hall of game if you put everyone in.

My most memorable moment of my first Orioles game is Andy catching ball in stands right front of me. In those days front row box.seats were easy to get

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