Found December 19, 2012 on
Who are the most borderline candidates who have yet to get enshrined in Cooperstown? Gil Hodges? Dale Murphy? Dwight Evans is certainly in their company as well, as Bill James has argued for Evans worth based on his advanced metrics. But moreover, Evans is forever remembered in Boston for his booming arm in right field and offensive contributions in the early ’80s especially. Evans may have actually been a player ahead of his time, sacrificing pure totals to take more walks and a earn a higher 0n-base percentage. But does that make him Hall of Fame material? Check out Red Sox Now debate that very question in the video above.

Murphy's kids launch Hall of Fame campaign

On a Friday afternoon, a nondescript December day in State College, Pa., Chad Murphy sat down at his desk in a two-person office on Penn State's campus and began to write about character clauses and legacies and his father. For a university PhD candidate, it was an eccentric task, taking time away from his pending dissertation to discuss the inner workings of baseball's...

Dale Murphy's Kids Are Still Banging the HOF Drum

A couple of weeks from now, the whole "is Dale Murphy a Hall of Famer" discussion will have been shelved until he hits the Veterans Committee ballot.But that isn't going to stop his kids from making as much noise as possible for their father.Eldest son Chad reached out to the BBWAA, another son, Taylor, started up a petition and daughter Madi typed up an exclusive...

Dale Murphy’s final Hall of Fame ballot

This January when the Hall of Fame voters submit their ballots for this summer’s induction ceremony, Dale Murphy will be appearing on the ballot for his fifteenth and final time. Murph, as we fans of the former Atlanta Brave refer to him, peaked his second year on the ballot with 23.2% of the vote. Unlike so many inducted into the Hall, Murph didn’t continue to rise in voting...
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