Rob Neyer lists Billy Martin, Doug Harvey and Bob Howsam among seven who deserve election by the Hall of Fame's Veterans Committee.
The Hall of Fame developed a massive database of Negro Leagues statistics. But why hasn't it been released to the public? The time is now.
There remain a dozen baseball figures who should follow Goose Gossage into the hallowed halls of Cooperstown.
Looking at the new list of Hall of Fame candidates for 2008, only Tim Raines has the credentials to earn a spot in Cooperstown.
When Frank Thomas hit his 500th home run, did he go from Cooperstown wannabe to Hall of Fame lock?
Craig Biggio is not only one of the 10 greatest second basemen in major league history, but one of the five or six greatest.
Eddie Mathews was considered the all-time greatest third baseman when he retired, but now he's a forgotten member of the 500-HR club.
The process in which the Veterans Committee votes on Hall of Fame candidates is a mess and it needs to be restructured.
Shortstop or third baseman? Maybe we should just call Alex Rodriguez the greatest American Leaguer since Mickey Mantle.
In trying to explain how Jim Rice was one of the American League's most dominant players, the numbers just don't add up.
If Jim Rice is elected to the Hall of Fame, then Tim Raines, Dale Murphy and many others should gain entrance as well.
Strangely, players like Hank Gowdy have garnered more Hall of Fame support over the years than some players with far superior credentials.
Mark McGwire was considered a one-dimensional player, but that dimension -- hitting -- was Hall of Fame-worthy.
The Hall of Fame should be used to define greatness, not to keep stories alive about baseball's rich history.
Reprimanded by his readers, Rob Neyer amends his columns on the best 3-4 combos and candidates for the Hall of Fame.
If the Hall of Fame takes the "overall contribution" clause seriously, there might be room for Billy Martin, Billy Southworth and many others.