Monday, August 19, 2013

My Top Five Hall of Fame Hitters without a Ring 8/19/13

Hey baseball fans!

It's always a player's dream to win a World Series. However, a lot of ballplayers never get a ring. Even some Hall of Famers have never won a World Series. With that, I give you my top five Hall of Fame hitters who never won a World Series ring and deserved one.

Number Five: Carlton Fisk
Why? Besides being my favorite catcher of all time and appearing on a lot of lists on Baseball with Matt, Fisk was a great player. It's just too bad how he played in the middle of the Curse of the Bambino in Boston and the 87-year title drought in Chicago. I mean, if you hit a game-winning homer to send a Fall Classic to Game Seven, which he did (a twelfth inning homer in Game Six of '75 against Cinci), you deserve a ring!

Number Four: Robin Yount
Why? Yount played on the Brew Crew for his entire career, and they weren't very good. The 3,000 hit club member did make it to the '82 Series with Milwaukee against St. Louis, but the Cards won in seven games.

Number Three: Tony Gwynn
Why? Another member of the 3,000 hits club, Mr. Padre played on (as you could have guessed) the Pads for his entire career. San Diego made it to the 1984 and 1998 Fall Classics, but was smothered by the Tigers and Yankees, respectively. Because of his greatness, Gwynn deserved a ring.

Number Two: Ernie Banks
Why? To put it simply, he played on the Cubs. They haven't won a World Series since 1908 and haven't been to one since 1945. So why did I not include other Cubs Hall of Famers on this list? I think that the 500 homer run club member is the most deserving of having a ring out of anyone to have played in the Cubs' organization and if I included other Cubs Hall of Famers, this list would be more than five players.

Number One: Harmon Killebrew
Why? Killebrew, playing on the Twins during his entire career and only making the 1965 World Series, a loss to the Dodgers, hit more homers than any other home run hitter on this list. Also, he is definitely one of the greats in baseball and definitely should have gotten a ring when he played with Rod Carew,  Tony Oliva, and the rest of those great Twins teams.

So, as you can see, even some of the greatest Hall of Famers have never gotten a World Series ring. Hall of Famers shouldn't be measured by how many rings they have. They should be measured by how well they did on the diamond. Anyway, thanks for reading this post. If you have a list of your own, send me a comment. I hope you enjoyed reading this post and check back in a couple of days for more of "all the buzz on what wuzz."




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