Originally written on mlb.com  |  Last updated 1/12/12

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 20: Tim Salmon #15 of the Anaheim Angels is congratulated by catcher Bengie Molina #1 after Salmon scored on a single hit by teammate Brad Fullmer #20 during game two of the World Series against the San Francisco Giants at Edison Field in Anaheim, California on October 20, 2002. The Angels defeated the Giants 11-10, knotting the series at one game apeice. (Photo by Brian Bahr /Getty Images)
In many ways, Tim Salmon never had a realistic chance at the Hall of Fame. He never once made an All-Star team, didn't reach 300 home runs in an era packed with lopsided offensive numbers, and besides a Silver Slugger and Rookie of the Year Award, he didn't garner much individual hardware either. But in many ways, Salmon was so much more.
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