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The six new Hall of Fame plaques …

Jul 27, 2014, 4:29 PM EDT

Via the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum’s official Twitter feed, here are the six new plaques that will be added to the walls in Cooperstown after Sunday’s induction ceremony …







  1. sportsfan18 - Jul 27, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Congrats to all six as they are all very deserving.

    Would have loved to see a mention of the .300/.400/.500 club for the Big Hurt as that club is far more exclusive than the HOF itself with very few members, especially for as many plate appearances as he had.

    Frank Thomas is one of only seven men in that club with 10,000 or more plate appearances. Chipper Jones is not yet in the HOF as he’s the 7th man on that list. So until Frank just joined the HOF, only 5 men in the entire HOF are able to say (or could say when they were living) that they are in that exclusive club.

    Some that rare and exclusive deserves a mention.

    • blacksables - Jul 27, 2014 at 6:04 PM

      One of the most interesting clubs there is.

    • yahmule - Jul 27, 2014 at 10:04 PM

      The .300/.400/500/.600 club is even more exclusive. Just three guys put up that slash line while hitting 500 HR’s.

      Babe Ruth .342/.474/714/.690

      Ted Williams .344/.482/521/.634

      Jimmie Foxx .325/.428/534/.609

  2. tjwilliams - Jul 27, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    “Fewer than 1000 walks.” Fewer.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 27, 2014 at 5:33 PM

      Thanks TJ. For those who slept through English classes, when the quantity is of individually distinguishable items, such as walks, we use “fewer”. When that is not the case, such as water, we use “less”.
      So, Tom had fewer wins than Greg, but Greg had less lint in his pocket.
      Also, the “part-artist, part-scientist” need not be hyphenated.

      • SocraticGadfly - Jul 27, 2014 at 5:49 PM

        At the same time, the AP recently advanced its English beyond the 13th century; it’s OK for a newspaper to say that Maddux had “over 300 wins” now.

      • stlouis1baseball - Jul 28, 2014 at 10:29 AM

        Lol! Well done 123. Well done. Funny…funny stuff.

  3. wjarvis - Jul 27, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    Winning the All Star game for both leagues merits some of the precious plaque space? I’m not a fan of La Russa, but winning manager of the year with three different teams, the 12 division titles, or that he has the most wins for two franchises I think are more impressive.

    • yahmule - Jul 27, 2014 at 10:08 PM

      His most impressive attribute is his enormous love for innocent creatures. Combine that with his willingness to order the skulling of young men who annoyed him speaks volumes to the duality of man.

  4. sdelmonte - Jul 27, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    Didn’t really occur to me that while neither did a lot as Mets, Glavine and Torre did wear the orange and blue. It’s rare to see anyone with any real association to the Mets go into the Hall, so I will take this little thing.

    Now if only Piazza would get some votes.

    • jwbiii - Jul 27, 2014 at 6:19 PM

      I wouldn’t worry. He’s at 62% in his second year and will be unquestionably the best catcher on the ballot for the next two years.

      • sdelmonte - Jul 27, 2014 at 7:40 PM

        He should get in, but we all now the level of irrationality from some voters now.

  5. mmmratings - Jul 27, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    Love Maddox and he’s a top 5-10 pitcher all-time but tremendously disappointed he didn’t take a Braves hat into the Hall. Basically all of his achievements happen in ATL.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 27, 2014 at 8:41 PM

      That’s true, because the Cy Young Award and 8 Gold Gloves he won with other teams were just pretend.

      • mmmratings - Jul 28, 2014 at 7:13 AM

        He won 6 Gold Glove’s and 1 Cy Young in Chicago vs 10 Gold Gloves, 3 Cy Young’s, 5 NL pennants, and 1 World Championship in Atlanta. The two aren’t even close.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 28, 2014 at 3:00 PM

        He clearly won more honors and titles with Atlanta than he did with Chicago. My comment was merely noting the flaw in your exaggeration: Basically all of his achievements happen in ATL.
        Majority, yes. “Basically all”, no.
        I even ignored your misspelling of Maddux. Until now.

  6. rbts2014 - Jul 27, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Maddux and LaRussa are what I think are the most accurate busts. Thomas and Torre look the most goofy to me (not quite how they look to me).

    I am amazed on Cox’s plaque they fail to mention ejections. Other than cox winning mostly everything but world series titles (only one), what else do we remember him for than his in-game hobby was to have chats with umpires that led to a MLB-record amount of early showers.

  7. howintensive - Jul 27, 2014 at 6:44 PM

    Maddux has no logo, right? Interesting.

    • pftfan - Jul 27, 2014 at 7:43 PM

      doesn’t look like LaRussa has one either..

  8. craigmaitland - Jul 27, 2014 at 7:07 PM

    It’s insulting to the sport that Larussa is in the hall. Of the 4 biggest steroid cheats in baseball Larussa managed 2 of them. McGwire was on Larussa roster for over 40% of his wins. If cheating keeps players out it should keep the managers out too. Shame on you baseball.

    • Reflex - Jul 28, 2014 at 4:00 AM

      How do you know which four were the biggest steroid cheats?

  9. 1harrypairatesties - Jul 27, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    I don’t think Joe Torre’s plaque looks like him.

  10. contraryguy - Jul 27, 2014 at 7:32 PM

    Think TV puts pounds on ya? Glavine’s bronze look put 20 lbs on him.

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