Its really a shame that a player of his caliber doesnt make the HOF and Andre Dawson does ? Tom
Also, to be fair, Dawson was statistically better in every offensive category.
To me Maris has one of the best stories in baseball...it's part of the legend of the golden age of the sport...stuff like that has to be included in it's Hall Of Fame...some things you just can't measure in stats, i think that's where the people who vote get lost sometimes...wish it was different. Stats are important, but shouldn't be the only thing...and to me it's hypocritical for them to keep McGwire out based on something other than his stats, and not let someone else in just by stats alone. Maris doesn't have huge numbers, but if you look at him as a collective and what he was involved in with the game itself...it's a no brainer.