Next up, Johnny Damon.
Damon’s kind of interesting. 18 seasons in the majors, .284/.352/.433 line with 235 home runs, and 408 steals.
Played mostly center field (but then not very well). He made 2 All-Star teams and got MVP votes 4 times (but never finishing in the top ten). He has two World Series rings. And he’s 32nd all-time in runs scored and 62nd all-time in games played
He was a good player, occasionally very good, but for me he’s not a Hall of Fame type.
On his side, he was an important player on a lot of winning teams. He was on playoff teams 8 times and, of course, hit leadoff for each of those teams.
He’s made a big deal about ‘playing clean’ and I have no reason not to believe that he did.
Similar Players: Rusty Staub, Dave Parker, Luis Aparicio (elected BBWAA), Lou Brock (BBWAA), Steve Finley, Vada Pinson, Nellie Fox (elected by VC), Harold Baines.
Would you vote Johnny Damon into the Baseball Hall of Fame?
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