Jimmy's seasonal WAR totals, sorted best to worst. The average line is the average of all HOF after 1955 and the replacement level line is the 20th percentile, i.e. a "minimum" requirement (non Jim Rice division). Seems like a convincing case to me that he should be included. 10 years as good as the average HOF including one MVP caliber season (8+ WAR). Data is from baseballprojection.com danup edit: great minds think at the same time; vivaelpujols also took a look.