Half-Baked Hall: 1981

1983 Results

Johnny Bench: 100%
Gaylord Perry: 100%
Carl Yastrzesmki: 100%
Fergus Jenkins: 87%

Everyone else falls off, though Gene Tenace made a valiant go of it with 33%.  Bert Campaneris and Jim Kaat each pulled down a couple votes.

1981 Ballot

It doesn't look like many folks retired during the strike-shortened season, so we don't have much to discuss here.  We'll try to make this one short.

Who the hell is Sal Bando?

  • None Of Them! (70%, 7 Votes)
  • Bobby "The Other Member of the 300/300 club" Bonds (20%, 2 Votes)
  • Sal Bando (10%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 9

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7 thoughts on “Half-Baked Hall: 1981”

    1. He's on the edge for me. I wish he had more World Series heroics, though he did have some nice ALCS numbers. I'm surprised with his ringz he didn't get more consideration from the writers. Then again, he didn't have the sexy stats, either.

      1. Likewise. Sal Bando & Ken Boyer are guys with slightly different profiles, but very similar career value. Bando has more rings, Boyer has more ASGs in an era where that was meaningful. They finished within 15 PA of one another: Bando walked more than he struck out and had a slightly higher OPS+, while Boyer had more power and a higher batting average. Both were second fiddle in their era to inner-circle HoF third basemen: Bando to Brooks Robinson, Boyer to Eddie Mathews. Boyer lost two years when he was drafted into the Army, but since he was drafted in an off-season between A & AA, it’s doubtful that he lost much more than a year in the majors.

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