Originally Posted by Golden Sox
If you look at most of Konerkos offensive numbers, they're better than Ron/Pizza Man/Scab/ Santo's numbers. Maybe if the the White Sox TV/Radio announcers keep telling everybody every game for years that Konerko belongs in the HOF, maybe he'll get in. That same thing finally got Santo into the HOF. Whenever you watched a Cubs game for years they're announcers kept telling everybody that Santo should be in the HOF. I have to give them credit, they finally got him inducted. After Santo retired after the 1974 season, I don't think anybody seriously thought he would get into the HOF, but he eventually did. Maybe if the the White Sox organization promotes Konerko as relentlessly as the Cubs organization did Santo, PK might get into the HOF.
Except there's a difference between third basemen and first basemen; there are fewer 3B in the HOF than any other position because it is so notoriously difficult a position; Santo's numbers against his position's are far superior to Konerko's. And, of course, comparing their numbers side by side is kind of silly because Konerko played in arguably the 2nd most pro-offense era in baseball history; his career oWAR is 33.6, compared to Santo's which is 66.4.
I'll agree that Santo is a low level, borderline Hall of Famer, but Konerko absolutely in no way is one.