Half-Baked Hall: 1975

So 2014 was a dud of a year.  Jeter's name will be tucked away for a future consolation ballot as he pulled down 62% of the vote . Bobby Abreu, who will probably linger on the real ballot for ten years, gets unceremoniously dumped off ours with just three votes. Congrats to Jason Giambi and Cliff Lee for each nailing down a vote.  Poor Nick Punto was shut out.

Next up is 1975. I have a feeling one of these guys might be to your liking.

Who belongs in the Half-Baked Hall?

  • Bob Gibson (28%, 13 Votes)
  • Harmon Killebrew (28%, 13 Votes)
  • Juan Marichal (28%, 13 Votes)
  • Sam McDowell (9%, 4 Votes)
  • Jim Perry (7%, 3 Votes)
  • Vada Pinson (0%, 0 Votes)
  • None of them! (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 14

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15 thoughts on “Half-Baked Hall: 1975”

  1. Sam McDowell, in addition to being sort of a prototypical "strike them out or walk them, just don't let them hit the ball" pitcher, is also the last true lefty to actually record a putout as a second baseman in an MLB game.

    I'm not counting Rizzo, because he's not ACTUALLY playing second base, is he.

      1. he made his MLB debut for the Indians. Starting against the Minnesota Twins, McDowell pitched 6.2 scoreless innings, giving up just three hits. However, in a harbinger of things to come, he also walked five batters before being relieved by Frank Funk.

        Well, that seals it.

        1. Also...

          The character of Sam Malone, the alcoholic ex-Red Sox pitcher portrayed by Emmy Award winning actor Ted Danson in the television program Cheers, was based on the baseball life of McDowell.[12] In a 2011 interview with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, McDowell joked "I would say I'm better with women than [Sam Malone] was,"[11]

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