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SBNATION: Why Ex-Oriole Bobby Grich will never make the HOF (+ why Jeter should not be first ballot)


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Glad you think so.

Seriously, I think Grichs' HOF chances were seriously marred the first year he was on the ballot.

That year both Joe Morgan and Rod Carew were elcted as second baseman. He probably has been compared to Morgan ever since. Further, I believe that the only other second baseman elected by the writers since has been Ryne Sandberg in 2005. IMO, second basemen are undervalued by the writers. Grich and Whitaker deserve to be in. The Veteran's Commitee has elected the likes of Bill Mazerowski, why not Grich and Whitaker?

Timing and narrative. Grich and Whitaker were absolutely, unambigously miles ahead of Maz. But neither of them have the title of "greatest BP pivot of all time" nor a World Series-winning homer.

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Timing and narrative. Grich and Whitaker were absolutely, unambigously miles ahead of Maz. But neither of them have the title of "greatest BP pivot of all time" nor a World Series-winning homer.

Maybe they sponsored under privileged children though. That should count for something.

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