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Baseball Hall of Fame Re-Do: Rixey-Schoendienst
The Hall of Fame debate continues in earnest after the election of Andre Dawson. But what if there was a re-do, in which every player currently in the Hall of Fame had to reevaluated with the same 75% barrier as the current system allows. What if it was just a one-shot "yes/no" question, as some think the voting should be?  Some also think there should be less players in the Hall. These series of polls will allow them to give their say on who they'd take out.

In this series of polls, every player that was elected by either the writers or the Veterans Committee will be reevaluated. Like the current process, 75% of the vote is required to stay in the Hall. This vote will not include managers, umpires, executives, or Negro League players (the latter because I honestly doubt many of us could properly judge those players due to their circumstances, I know I couldn't). Who would the Q keep in the Hall? Who would they leave out? Only one way to find out.

Note: For each player, I included their year inducted and how, BBWAA for elected by the writers, and VC for elected by the Veterans Committee.
| Closed on 02/06/10 at 06:00PM
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Tagged as:   Baseball Hall of Fame
Team Breakout:
11 Fans 
 1. Eppa Rixey (1963, VC) (0 points)
9%a. Yes
91%b. No
 2. Phil Rizzuto (1994, VC) (0 points)
45%a. Yes
55%b. No
 3. Robin Roberts (1976, BBWAA) (0 points)
82%a. Yes
18%b. No
 4. Brooks Robinson (1983, BBWAA) (0 points)
100%a. Yes
0%b. No
 5. Frank Robinson (1982, BBWAA) (0 points)
100%a. Yes
0%b. No
 6. Jackie Robinson (1962, BBWAA) (0 points)
100%a. Yes
0%b. No
 7. Edd Roush (1962, VC) (0 points)
36%a. Yes
64%b. No
 8. Red Ruffing (1967, BBWAA) (0 points)
45%a. Yes
55%b. No
 9. Amos Rusie (1977, VC) (0 points)
36%a. Yes
64%b. No
 10. Babe Ruth (1936, BBWAA) (0 points)
100%a. Yes
0%b. No
 11. Nolan Ryan (1999, BBWAA) (0 points)
100%a. Yes
0%b. No
 12. Ryne Sandberg (2005, BBWAA) (0 points)
100%a. Yes
0%b. No
 13. Ray Schalk (1955, VC) (0 points)
18%a. Yes
82%b. No
 14. Mike Schmidt (1995, BBWAA) (0 points)
100%a. Yes
0%b. No
 15. Red Schoendienst (1989, VC) (0 points)
55%a. Yes
45%b. No

  
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#1 | 1559 days ago
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Albert Schoendienst goes in as a player and a manager!
1. No  2. Yes  3. Yes  4. Yes  5. Yes  6. Yes  7. Yes  8. No  9. No  10. Yes  11. Yes  12. Yes  13. No  14. Yes  15. Yes  
#2 | 1559 days ago

 Again, not a pitcher on this list with numbers as good as Blyleven's... so, no to all.
1. No  2. No  3. No  4. Yes  5. Yes  6. Yes  7. No  8. No  9. No  10. Yes  11. Yes  12. Yes  13. No  14. Yes  15. Yes  
#3 | 1558 days ago
BDV4U (+)

Personally, Robin Roberts does a good job on Good Morning, America. LOL
1. No  2. Yes  3. Yes  4. Yes  5. Yes  6. Yes  7. Yes  8. No  9. No  10. Yes  11. Yes  12. Yes  13. No  14. Yes  15. Yes  
#4 | 1549 days ago

The obvious picks (to me): the three Robinsons, Ruth, Ryan, Schmidt

RIxey (no): Pitched a long time, and was good, but rarely great.

Rizzuto (no): Short career, and not much of a hitter save 1950.

Roberts (yes): Arguably the best pitcher of the 50s, with a career full of Black and Gray Ink (Black Ink means league leader, Gray Ink top 10).

Roush (yes): Joined the Reds in 1916, and gave them 11 great years. Career .323 hitter. Fun tidbit: he had 30 career inside the park home runs.

Ruffing (no): His 3.80 ERA is the highest of those in the Hall, and I just can't get behind the rest of it.

Rusie (yes): Short career (10 seasons), but dominant when he did pitch, and since this was the 1890s, that meant over 400 and sometimes 500 innings a year.

Sandberg (yes): Retired the career leader in homers by a second baseman, and a fine fielder as well.

Schalk (no): As fun as it is to have a guy with a low SLG than OBP around (.316 and .340 respectively), he isn't close to a Hall of Famer. Being one of the few 1919 White Sox starters not involved in the Black Sox scandal might have helped.

Schoendienst (no): I have one defensive oriented 1950s second baseman in already, and it was Nellie Fox. This makes more wary of me voting for Fox if anything. One thing I've definitely learned in this exercise is that it's hard to be consistent.
1. No  2. No  3. Yes  4. Yes  5. Yes  6. Yes  7. Yes  8. No  9. Yes  10. Yes  11. Yes  12. Yes  13. No  14. Yes  15. No  

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