Hall of Fame Poll: Mark McGwire

Mark McGwire - Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Spor

Would you vote Mark McGwire into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Mark McGwire's numbers are well known: 583 home runs, 1414 RBI, 1317 walks, a 263/.394/.588 line. AL Rookie of the Year in 1987. 12 All-Star teams. 1 Gold Glove. 3 Silver sluggers. Amazingly enough, no MVP awards.

He is number 8 on the career list in Slugging Average. Number 10 in home runs. 67th in RBI. 63.1 career WAR puts him 91st all time among position players. Credited with helping to save baseball after the strike.

And there was some other stuff. What was it? Oh yeah, Steroids. Considering how important he was to the game, after the lockout, and how the very writers that are voting were the ones that turned a blind eye to what he was doing, you would think they would have more sympathy.

And there was the famous 'I'm not here to talk about the past', when asked by congress about it. Gotta wonder what he thought he was there about.

This is his 8th time on the ballot, his high mark was 23.7%, but has been dropping. He got 16.8% last year.

Year Age Tm G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ Pos Awards
1986 22 OAK 18 53 10 10 1 0 3 9 4 18 .189 .259 .377 .636 77 5
1987 23 OAK 151 557 97 161 28 4 49 118 71 131 .289 .370 .618 .987 164 *3/59 AS,MVP-6,RoY-1
1988 24 OAK 155 550 87 143 22 1 32 99 76 117 .260 .352 .478 .830 134 *3/9 AS,MVP-19
1989 25 OAK 143 490 74 113 17 0 33 95 83 94 .231 .339 .467 .806 129 *3/D AS,MVP-25
1990 26 OAK 156 523 87 123 16 0 39 108 110 116 .235 .370 .489 .859 144 *3/D AS,MVP-11,GG
1991 27 OAK 154 483 62 97 22 0 22 75 93 116 .201 .330 .383 .714 103 *3 AS
1992 28 OAK 139 467 87 125 22 0 42 104 90 105 .268 .385 .585 .970 176 *3 AS,MVP-4,SS
1993 29 OAK 27 84 16 28 6 0 9 24 21 19 .333 .467 .726 1.193 225 3
1994 30 OAK 47 135 26 34 3 0 9 25 37 40 .252 .413 .474 .887 138 3/D
1995 31 OAK 104 317 75 87 13 0 39 90 88 77 .274 .441 .685 1.125 200 3D AS,MVP-16
1996 32 OAK 130 423 104 132 21 0 52 113 116 112 .312 .467 .730 1.198 196 *3D AS,MVP-7,SS
1997 33 TOT 156 540 86 148 27 0 58 123 101 159 .274 .393 .646 1.039 170 *3 AS,MVP-16
1997 33 OAK 105 366 48 104 24 0 34 81 58 98 .284 .383 .628 1.012 164 3
1997 33 STL 51 174 38 44 3 0 24 42 43 61 .253 .411 .684 1.095 182 3
1998 34 STL 155 509 130 152 21 0 70 147 162 155 .299 .470 .752 1.222 216 *3 AS,MVP-2,SS
1999 35 STL 153 521 118 145 21 1 65 147 133 141 .278 .424 .697 1.120 176 *3 AS,MVP-5
2000 36 STL 89 236 60 72 8 0 32 73 76 78 .305 .483 .746 1.229 203 3 AS
2001 37 STL 97 299 48 56 4 0 29 64 56 118 .187 .316 .492 .808 105 3
16 Yrs 1874 6187 1167 1626 252 6 583 1414 1317 1596 .263 .394 .588 .982 163
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/30/2013.

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