Originally posted on Fox Sports Houston  |  Last updated 1/9/12
Among the players currently eligible that have not been stained with a steroid implication, only five have hit at least 400 home runs and are not yet enshrined in baseball's Hall of Fame. The other players with at least 400 home runs are either already in or are not yet eligible. This is the list of five: Fred McGriff, Darrell Evans, Andrew Jones, Dave Kingman and Jeff Bagwell. Bagwell has more home runs (449) than any of the five players with the exception of McGriff (493). Bagwell ranks 22nd all-time in OPS (On-Base plus Slugging), ahead of players named Ott, Mays, Aaron and Cobb. That doesn't mean that Bagwell was better than those players but it does mean he is deserving of more than 56 percent of the votes which he received in the latest Hall of Fame balloting. For a much of his career, Bagwell was arguably the best first baseman in the history of the National League. At one time only Willie McCovey and Willie Stargell (both in the Hall) were in the same company. Bagwell...
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