Why does everybody thinks Verlander should be in the Hall of Fame?
For all the success he's had, 0-6 in the World Series?? That's not good.
- unclesoxLv 61 month ago
Regular season stats usually decides enshrinement.
Post season is merely an added bonus.
For example, who would you say is more deserving for the HOF: Clayton Kershaw or Madison Bumgarner?
(The correct answer is Kershaw. And tbh I don't see MadBum getting into Cooperstown despite his post-season success.)
- curtisports2Lv 71 month ago
There are Hall of Famers who never played in a World Series. Five pitchers who played after the World Series era began never played in one and you probably know of four of them - Fergie Jenkins, Gaylord Perry, Phil Niekro and Jim Bunning. The other is Ted Lyons. Postseason play is icing on the cake and success there can be that necessary boost to put someone in - many say Bill Mazeroski doesn't belong in Cooperstown based on his career numbers and it was that one 7th game-winning home run (1960) that put him in with the Veterans Committee.
Verlander doesn't need that boost. His Rookie of the Year award, two Cy Youngs and one MVP were earned based on regular season play.
It's a team sport. He didn't lose those World Series games all by himself. His teams have gone 1-3 in four trips to the Fall Classic and he may be 0-6, but his record in the games that got those teams TO the World Series is 14-5.
- Random GuyLv 71 month ago
Your reason is retarded.
- Lonesome RhodesLv 61 month ago
These, and 30 other, players are in the Hall of Fame despite never playing on a World Series winner. Are you suggesting that they don't belong in the HoF?
How about Don Sutton? He was 2-3 in the Series with a 5.36 ERA. Should that weak effort overshadow his 324 career wins?
Postseason stats don't count when evaluating a player's worthiness. Never have, never will.
If voters think a 2X Cy Young Award winner, as well as the 2006 AL Rookie of the Year and 2011 AL Most Valuable Player belongs in the Hall of Fame, I don't have a problem with it.
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- KaleyKLv 71 month ago
Why do you dwell on his WS record? Is that your criteria for the Hall of Fame? How about a 225-129 record, that's a winning percentage of 63.5%. How about 70.9 WAR ? Career WHIP 1.135. Does this mean anything to you?
- BobLv 71 month ago
So he is 0-6 in the world series,Ted Williams hit only .200 in the world series,and to say that he should not be in the hall of fame because of it is stupid.
- LegFuJohnsonLv 71 month ago
Probably because people (other than eli manning fans) judge a career over the entire career, not just a couple of games.