December 23, 2010
Cooperstown 2011: Raul Mondesi
First Year on Ballot
PLAYING CAREER: Los Angeles Dodgers (1993–1999), Toronto Blue Jays (2000–2002), New York Yankees (2002–2003), Arizona Diamondbacks (2003), Pittsburgh Pirates (2004), Anaheim Angels (2004) and Atlanta Braves (2005)
ACHIEVEMENTS: Career batting average of .273, with 271 home runs, 860 RBI and 229 stolen bases. 1994 National League Rookie of the Year. Two-time Gold Glove winner (1995 and 1997). Twice eclipsed 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in a season (1997 and 1999) to become only the tenth multiple 30/30 players and the first Dodger to accomplish the feat. 1995 All-Star selection.
HOVG THOUGHTS: The current mayor of San Cristóbal Province hasn't a chance in the world to get a Hall of Fame vote. BUT...I would've said the same about David Segui last year at this team and look at how he did. One. Vote.