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Hall of Fame Poll: Nomar Garciaparra

Would you vote Nomar Garciaparra into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

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Nomar Garciaparra is a pretty interesting case. Early in his career he looked like a sure thing. but he didn't age well. He was 1 of the 3 great shortstops, with Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter, in the 1990's. 15 years ago we thought all would make the Hall. Now only Jeter is a sure thing.

In a 14 year career, Nomar hit .313/.361/.521 with 229 home runs and 936 RBI and a 44.2 bWAR.

He was named to the All-Star team 6 times, was Rookie of the Year in 1997, had 1 Silver Slugger and had MVP votes 7 different seasons, coming in 2nd, 7th twice, 8th, 9th, 11th and 13th.

Nomar's best years were early in his career, when he was a Red Sox, but he wore out his welcome there by 2004, mostly because he paled in comparison to Jeter and ARod, which was unfair. He was part of a 4 team trade that sent him to the Cubs. He also played for the Dodgers and A's. He had injury troubles late in his career.

There is a shortage of shortstops in the Hall, but, to me Nomar comes up a bit short.