Hall of Fame Poll: Sammy Sosa

Sammy Sosa - Jim McIsaac

Would you vote Sammy Sosa into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

J.T. Snow is the next on the ballot and he was an ok player for much of his 16 year career, but he doesn't belong in the Hall. In 1716 games, he had 189 home runs, 877 RBI and a .268/.357/.427, not numbers that should get a first baseman into the Hall of Fame. He did win 6 Gold Gloves.

You know the Sammy Sosa story. He wasn't a great player, early in his career, he chased too many pitchers, didn't take walks. Then suddenly he started hitting home runs by the dozen. He and Mark McGwire had a great battle to be the one to beat out Roger Maris for the home run record. They were credited with saving the MLB after 2 strike/lockout shortened seasons.

He hit .273/.344/.634 with 609 home runs, 1667 RBI, in 2354 games over 18 seasons. He was an All-Star 7 times, MVP once, and came in 2nd once, and won the Silver Slugger 6 times,

I'll admit I was never a fan. Mark McGwire had a value before the PEDs, but Sammy didn't have much value outside of the home runs. And he's been a bit of a jerk about it all, or at least comes off as one in interviews.

Year Age Tm G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS IBB Pos Awards
1989 20 TOT 58 183 27 47 8 0 4 13 7 5 11 47 .257 .303 .366 .669 2 879/D
1989 20 TEX 25 84 8 20 3 0 1 3 0 2 0 20 .238 .238 .310 .548 0 7/8D9
1989 20 CHW 33 99 19 27 5 0 3 10 7 3 11 27 .273 .351 .414 .765 2 8/97
1990 21 CHW 153 532 72 124 26 10 15 70 32 16 33 150 .233 .282 .404 .687 4 *9/8
1991 22 CHW 116 316 39 64 10 1 10 33 13 6 14 98 .203 .240 .335 .576 2 *98/D7
1992 23 CHC 67 262 41 68 7 2 8 25 15 7 19 63 .260 .317 .393 .710 1 8
1993 24 CHC 159 598 92 156 25 5 33 93 36 11 38 135 .261 .309 .485 .794 6 *98
1994 25 CHC 105 426 59 128 17 6 25 70 22 13 25 92 .300 .339 .545 .884 1 *98
1995 26 CHC 144 564 89 151 17 3 36 119 34 7 58 134 .268 .340 .500 .840 11 *9 AS,MVP-8,SS
1996 27 CHC 124 498 84 136 21 2 40 100 18 5 34 134 .273 .323 .564 .888 6 *9 MVP-15
1997 28 CHC 162 642 90 161 31 4 36 119 22 12 45 174 .251 .300 .480 .779 9 *9 MVP-19
1998 29 CHC 159 643 134 198 20 0 66 158 18 9 73 171 .308 .377 .647 1.024 14 *9/8 AS,MVP-1,SS
1999 30 CHC 162 625 114 180 24 2 63 141 7 8 78 171 .288 .367 .635 1.002 8 *98 AS,MVP-9,SS
2000 31 CHC 156 604 106 193 38 1 50 138 7 4 91 168 .320 .406 .634 1.040 19 *9/8 AS,MVP-9,SS
2001 32 CHC 160 577 146 189 34 5 64 160 0 2 116 153 .328 .437 .737 1.174 37 *9 AS,MVP-2,SS
2002 33 CHC 150 556 122 160 19 2 49 108 2 0 103 144 .288 .399 .594 .993 15 *9 AS,MVP-9,SS
2003 34 CHC 137 517 99 144 22 0 40 103 0 1 62 143 .279 .358 .553 .911 9 *9 MVP-8
2004 35 CHC 126 478 69 121 21 0 35 80 0 0 56 133 .253 .332 .517 .849 4 *9/D AS
2005 36 BAL 102 380 39 84 15 1 14 45 1 1 39 84 .221 .295 .376 .671 3 9D
2007 38 TEX 114 412 53 104 24 1 21 92 0 0 34 112 .252 .311 .468 .779 3 D9
18 Yrs 2354 8813 1475 2408 379 45 609 1667 234 107 929 2306 .273 .344 .534 .878 154
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/1/2013.

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