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Foulke29
03-10-2005, 04:00 PM
Do you think Minoso's chances of making the Hall of Fame would have been better had he never played in the MLB?

maurice
03-10-2005, 04:08 PM
I assume you mean "if he played his entire career in the Negro Leagues because of segregation." IMHO, the answer is "yes."

While the Chicago media makes every BS excuse in the world for Santo, it is almost never mentioned that Minoso missed several years of MLB because of segregation. If you adjust his stats to compensate for racism, Minoso is a pretty strong HOF candidate.

Foulke29
03-10-2005, 04:44 PM
I couldn't agree more. Had Minoso spent his entire career in the Negro Leagues, he would have earned the legendary status of others that did not play in the Major League.

If you give Minoso another five to seven years in the Bigs, there's a good chance that he would have hit 3000 hits.

mccombe_35
03-10-2005, 04:59 PM
Minoso's #s are simply awesome. Imagine the totals he would have racked up if he wasn't 28 years old when he played his 1st full year! (just 16 at bats prior to being 28)

Take a look at his all his top 10s in categories at http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/minosmi01.shtml

the guy could do it all & should be in the HOF.

PaleHoseGeorge
03-10-2005, 05:09 PM
Minoso's #s are simply awesome. Imagine the totals he would have racked up if he wasn't 28 years old when he played his 1st full year! (just 16 at bats prior to being 28)

Take a look at his all his top 10s in categories at http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/minosmi01.shtml

the guy could do it all & should be in the HOF.

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TDog
03-10-2005, 10:39 PM
Do you think Minoso's chances of making the Hall of Fame would have been better had he never played in the MLB?

If he had been born earlier and played in the Negro Leagues in the 1930s, his chances would have been good. Certainly better than they are now.