Ok, I'm kinda on a Hall of Fame kick right now, so I'm just gonna keep on going. I was wondering if anyone knew why Ted Simmons didn't get enough recognition for the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility (when he received too few votes to remain on the ballot).
I'm not saying he's a gauranteed Hall of Famer, but I believe he should have a shot at it.
He was a 9 time all-star, silver slugger, All-Time Hits leader for catchers, and ranks in the top 100 of all players in hits (87th), RBIs (65th), Intentional Walks (16th), and Doubles (59th).
Was it because he wasn't on a bunch of contending teams (only made the playoffs one time in '82 as a Brewer when he lost the WS to the Cards)?
I was just curious if anyone remembered the '93 voting (his only year of eligibility) and knew if there were extenuating circumstances as to why he didn't get any votes.