Former Giant Goose Gossage was elected to the Hall of Fame today. He joins Giants greats like Steve Carlton, Duke Snider, and Warren Spahn.
If Gossage didn't hit the cockpit canopy after ejecting during a mock Naval dogfight with George Gervin, he'd still be alive today, so this must be extra sweet for his family.
Keeping in mind that I'm more of a "big Hall"-guy than one who thinks only the greatest of the great should get in, here's my top-10 list of eligible players who should be in the Hall:
- Ron Santo
- Mark McGwire
- Tim Raines
- Bert Blyleven
- Bobby Grich
- Alan Trammell
- Lou Whitaker
- Ted Simmons
- Jack Morris
- Jim Kaat
Those are the only three that I'm really passionate about, but a case can be made for all of the ten. Since the HOF is an independent organization from MLB, I'd also put Pete Rose and Shoeless Joe Jackson in.
Your HOF-picks, if you would....