Here’s the next Hall of Fame inductee in my thread for those that entered the Hall during the 1970’s, all-time great “Say Hey” Willie Mays, about as easy a “no-brainer” as there could be:
What needs to be said about perhaps the greatest player in history?
660 home runs, 3000+ hits, over 2000 runs scored and over 1900 runs
batted in, with over 300 stolen bases and a .300+ batting average as
He took home the Rookie of the Year Award in 1951, then proceeded to win
two Most Valuable Player Awards, the first in 1954 and the second eleven years later in 1965.
Let’s also not forget the 20 all-star nods and 12 Gold Gloves, leaving
him in that rarified company of Ruth, Cobb, Aaron and Gehrig as far as
accomplishments and legend.
Of course, Hall of Fame voting being what it is, he wasn’t a UNANIMOUS
selection because of this silly unspoken rule of “no one gets 100%
voting”, something I will NEVER understand.