Anonymous asked in SportsBaseball · 8 months ago

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.

8 Answers

  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    He has won multiple CY Young awards. He has been one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball for a while now. He has helped the Astros get to the World Series. He strikes out a lot of batters.

  • 8 months 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.)

  • 8 months 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.

  • 8 months ago

    Your reason is retarded.

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  • 8 months ago

    Andre Dawson

    Lee Smith

    Billy Williams

    Ron Santo

    Ralph Kiner

    Fergie Jenkins

    Rod Carew

    Napoleon LaJoie

    George Sisler

    Gaylord Perry

    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.

  • KaleyK
    Lv 7
    8 months 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?

  • Bob
    Lv 7
    8 months 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.

  • 8 months ago

    Probably because people (other than eli manning fans) judge a career over the entire career, not just a couple of games.

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