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December 23, 2009

Hall of Fame 2010: Eric Karros

From now until the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2010 is announced, The Hall is going to be breaking down each candidate. Some write ups will be lengthy...some will be the opposite. Some will be brand new pieces...some will be re-hashes of previous pieces.

Look at the “Pat Hentgen” post a couple of days ago, but swap out “1996 American League Cy Young Award” with “1992 National League Rookie of the Year”.

In short…same result.

In all seriousness, the former first baseman Karros is/was basically the poor man's Mark Grace on and off the field. Sure, Karros topped 30 home runs and 100 RBI five different times over his thirteen year career (all but two were with the Dodgers), but outside of that...he didn't accomplish much.

Last year, Grace charmed 22 voters (4.1%) into thinking he was Hall of Fame material. Unfortunately for Karros, this year...he'll get less.

BallHype: hype it up!


Anonymous said...

Please do not ever, ever mention Karros in the same sentence with my man Mark Grace or I shall send legions of Mustached Americans to harm you in vile ways!

LargeBill said...

Doesn't really impact his HoF chances, but have you noticed how much Karros on TV looks like a young Billy Graham?