Jan 15 2014
In case you didn’t know, last week was a pretty big week for a few former baseball players.
No, it wasn’t because they got recognized on any All-Decade lists or anything, but rather because some of the biggest names in the sport during the ’90s and early 2000s found out that they would be among the few who would be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
And while every athlete aims to win as many titles as possible, being recognized as one of the game’s best is the biggest individual honor a player can have.
But not that this year’s voting is over, we’re taking a look at a few baseball players who might find themselves among the few who will become part of this exclusive fraternity next year—with a few of these names certain to bring back some childhood memories.
5. Mike Piazza
Just look at the dudes numbers and you’ll see that Mike Piazza has been the best-hitting catcher the game has ever seen.
But after striking out the past two years since becoming eligible, does he have the voters love to push him to the required percentage to earn himself in Cooperstown?
We’re not so sure with the increased ballot next year, but one would think that Piazza would find a home at some point—but it has to be within a few years, otherwise some would forget about the good things that he did.
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