HOF VETS COMMITTEE GETS IT WRONG: JOE GORDON IN

The Hall of Fame Veterans Committee voted one new player into the Hall of Fame, Joe Gordon. Don’t get me wrong, Gordon was a fine player, both defensively & offensively (hitting home runs when secondsackers didn’t do such things), but the HOF? Joe was a ten time All Star, even was selected once as MVP, despite Ted Williams winning the Triple Crown that same year. Even though he was acknowledged the best keystone man of his day, his overall stats are somewhat less than impressive. I know anybody can lie, but if you wanna really lie, use statistics. But his lifetime batting average was .268. His stats compare almost identically with Bret (Prolly a Juicer) Boone.

Here’s what DonS had to say about Joe Gordon…

This is my favorite Joe Gordon Story.

Joe Gordon was manager of the Cleveland Indians when I started following baseball (1959). Jimmy Piersall (consider the source) says that when he played for Gordon, Joe was sometimes in a rotten mood by the fifth inning, because of the way the Tribe was playing. So he would head back to the Manager’s Office, where there was a bottle of whiskey in the desk drawer. About 10 minutes later, he would return to the dugout. Good mood, all smiles. Happy Days!!!

4 Responses to “HOF VETS COMMITTEE GETS IT WRONG: JOE GORDON IN”

  1. Yeah, Bret “101 OPS+” Boone is just like Joe Gordon and his 120 OPS+.

    And of course, Bret Boone missed two prime years because of WWII, just like Gordon.

    Boone was the best defensive 2B of his time, just like Gordon.,

    Boone was a member of many championship teams, just like Gordon.

  2. Some may consider Joe Gordon as the best 2B of his time, but many others will take Bobby Doerr. Joe was acrobatic, but Doerr had the consecutive chances w/o an error mark at 2B for years and has the 2nd best DPs per game avg to Bill Mazeroski. Doerr had 6 100 RBI years to 4 for Joe and Doerr’s lifetime BA was .288.
    Doerr had lifetime fielding avg of .980 to Gordon’s .970. 1940s greatest baseball arguement was who was better…Doerr or Gordon.

  3. “Joe was a ten time All Star, even was selected once as MVP, despite Ted Williams winning the Triple Crown that same year. Even though he was acknowledged the best keystone man of his day…”

    way to make your argument there buddy. :)

    Seriously, I don’t know where I stand on the Gordon issue. But I do know the Vets messed up majorly on Santo. The wife was so mad about it she even swore.

    The wife doesn’t swear ever.

  4. CLUKE says…

    Yeah, Bret “101 OPS+” Boone is just like Joe Gordon and his 120 OPS+.And of course, Bret Boone missed two prime years because of WWII, just like Gordon.Boone was the best defensive 2B of his time, just like Gordon.,Boone was a member of many championship teams, just like Gordon.

    From the Baseball Zealot!!!
    Go Joe G!!! (It’s about time)
    Now having said that I’m still in favor of Santo getting in.

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