I'm going to skip a couple of players again, Shane Reynolds was a good pitcher but a fair bit short of a Hall of Fame type and David Segui is a player I really liked and he was an Expo, for the best seasons of his career and a Blue Jay for a few moments. He had a really good career but he isn't a hall of Fame type.
Lee Smith was a big intimidating fellow, he had a great career 18 year career as a closer. He had 478 career save, 3rd on the all-time list, which of course is his strongest case for making the Hall. He had a 3.03 ERA in 1022 games pitched, only 6 of which were starts, was a 7 time All-Star and struck out 1251 batters in 1289.1 innings.
Lee has been on the ballot 7 times and has received about 40 of the vote each year. He's a tough one. If Smith isn't a Hall of Fame closer, then are there any closers that deserve to be in the Hall?
Would you vote Lee Smith into the Baseball Hall of Fame?
Yes (72 votes)
No (21 votes)
93 total votes