Originally Posted by lobo_hacker
-What does that mean? Either he's qualified or he's not. This first-ballot crap is one of the many issues i have had for awhile with voters. Go to a job interview, they tell you they want to hire you, you're great, qualified, handsome/pretty, everything they need. But because you didn't have a 4.0 gpa in high school, go apply three more times, then we'll hire you.
Nonsense. Always has been.
Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, etc etc.. people you cannot argue against logically.. these are "first ballot hofers"
Biggio, Nellie Fox, Billy Williams, Tony Perez, etc etc... these are guys people can and have argued against.. and are not first ballot HOFers