1960s Baseball
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Tommy John

 

Hall of Fame Should Be's ... Tommy John

 

Why Tommy John Should Be In The Baseball Hall Of Fame.

 
  1. Tommy John has 288 career victories … more than 42 current Hall of Famers, including  Ferguson Jenkins, Bert Blyleven, Bob Gibson and Catfish Hunter.

  2. Tommy John had 46 career shutouts … more than 35 current Hall of Fame pitchers, including southpaws Carl Hubbell, Lefty Grove and Hal Newhouser.

  3. Tommy John won 20 or more games 4 times in his career … something Hall of Famers Jim Bunning, Dazzy Vance and Sandy Koufax never achieved.

  4. Tommy John pitched 4,710 innings (most of those with a re-constructed elbow) … more than 48 current Hall of Famers, including Juan Marichal, Whitey Ford and Bob Lemon.

  5. Tommy John had 17 seasons with 10 or more victories … more than Hall of Famers Robin Roberts, Early Wynn and Christy Mathewson.

     

Tommy John pitched for 26 seasons, more than anyone except Nolan Ryan. His record for consistency over more than two decades is matched by few current Hall of Fame pitchers. He also gave his name to the most famous surgical procedure in baseball history, and had an outstanding career after recovering from elbow re-construction.

Look at his record. And then tell me …

What’s keeping Tommy John out of Cooperstown?