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#41 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 09:03 AM

If he gets 1 MLB ab and again retires..he would again be eligible for the HOF in 5 yrs right?

 

They may have changed the rules since then, but that's the way it worked for Minnie Minoso:

 

Miñoso became eligible for election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1970 – a year before the Hall began considering players from the Negro leagues or taking into account the accomplishments of major leaguers in the Negro leagues – and was dropped from the ballot for insufficient support. He was restored to the ballot five years after his final 1980 appearances as a player, and finally began to receive support as a candidate, remaining on the ballot for fourteen years before his eligibility expired; however, most of the writers voting by that point had little memory of him during his prime. In 2001, historian Bill James selected Miñoso as the tenth greatest left fielder of all time; based on the then-general belief that Miñoso was born in 1922 rather than 1925, James wrote, "Had he gotten the chance to play when he was 21 years old, I think he'd probably be rated among the top thirty players of all time."[56]

 

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#42 Mackus

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 09:13 AM

If he gets 1 MLB ab and again retires..he would again be eligible for the HOF in 5 yrs right?

 

Does he even have to bat?  What if he just plays 1B for an inning?


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#43 Mackus

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 09:14 AM

Just remind DD that he is Cuban, then he'll rule him out.

 

He'd probably sign for less than Urrutia did.



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 10:22 AM

If he gets 1 MLB ab and again retires..he would again be eligible for the HOF in 5 yrs right?

The article I saw on it from Yahoo said that is the case.

https://sports.yahoo...-182747581.html

 

It's also a little unclear but maybe he goes on the veterans committee ballot in 2021? Shorter than if he restarts his clock and waits 5 more years. 

His age is just too large of a hurdle at this point. If Palmeiro really wants to pick up some goodwill from fans, his best shot would be to consider coaching. If he’s truly still as talented as he says, he would make a useful teacher for younger players.
 
After a few successful seasons, Palmeiro could find himself on the veteran’s committee Hall of Fame ballot. The earliest that can happen is 2021. If he truly wants redemption and another shot at the Hall of Fame, that seems like the better way to go.

 

Sounds like the writer is saying if gets into coaching and has a few successful seasons doing that, then he could find himself on the veterans committee ballot? Not really sure why he would need to coach for that to be the case. 


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 10:33 AM

Sounds like the writer is saying if gets into coaching and has a few successful seasons doing that, then he could find himself on the veterans committee ballot? Not really sure why he would need to coach for that to be the case. 

 

I think he's saying that him being a coach could go towards erasing some of the ill-will towards him.  Whether it should or not, the distaste of how his career ended is definitely impacting how people voted for him (or rather, didn't).  And it could impact the veterans committee opinion of him if he doesn't do anything to change it.


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 10:37 AM

Does he even have to bat?  What if he just plays 1B for an inning?

 

Any appearance.



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Posted 09 December 2017 - 05:27 PM

BSL: Some thoughts on Rafael Palmeiro making a comeback
http://baltimorespor...aking-comeback/


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#48 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 05:52 PM

What if he just plays 1B for an inning?

 

He'll win the Gold Glove.


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