Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood

Well of course he does

On the who belongs in the HOF point, an extremely hot take I have is that Ben Zobrist should be a hall of famer the moment he's eligible for voting because he virtually created the utility player and was one of the first examples of WAR showing the true value of a player, bringing the stat to light. He's also beloved to 3 different fanbases for his work with them.

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@JustASeal0 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

Well of course he does

On the who belongs in the HOF point, an extremely hot take I have is that Ben Zobrist should be a hall of famer the moment he's eligible for voting because he virtually created the utility player and was one of the first examples of WAR showing the true value of a player, bringing the stat to light. He's also beloved to 3 different fanbases for his work with them.

I love saying this one because almost no one agrees

I agree

@DriveByTrucker17 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@JustASeal0 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

Well of course he does

On the who belongs in the HOF point, an extremely hot take I have is that Ben Zobrist should be a hall of famer the moment he's eligible for voting because he virtually created the utility player and was one of the first examples of WAR showing the true value of a player, bringing the stat to light. He's also beloved to 3 different fanbases for his work with them.

I love saying this one because almost no one agrees

I agree

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If they want to put Flood in the HoF for reasons not related to his career stats, that’s fine. But he certainly did not have a Hall of Fame career statistically.

@DriveByTrucker17 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

If they want to put Flood in the HoF for reasons not related to his career stats, that’s fine. But he certainly did not have a Hall of Fame career statistically.

100% agree. reached only 15% of HOF voting, and that was his last year on the ballot. Offense was very average at best. Fielding was pretty good. HOF committee would be opening up Pandora's box if they elect him just because of politicians.

@DriveByTrucker17 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@JustASeal0 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

Well of course he does

On the who belongs in the HOF point, an extremely hot take I have is that Ben Zobrist should be a hall of famer the moment he's eligible for voting because he virtually created the utility player and was one of the first examples of WAR showing the true value of a player, bringing the stat to light. He's also beloved to 3 different fanbases for his work with them.

I love saying this one because almost no one agrees

I agree

I also agree

Curt Floods career was average because he sacrificed his career. He would’ve been a guy that got elected because of his accumulative stats. For example, Lou Brock never won a batting title. In fact was only a .293 career hitter. Only led the league in doubles once. Only led the league in triples once. Only led the league in runs twice. NEVER led the league in hits. Yet there he is in the Hall. The argument is Flood would’ve had a similar career. Because of his sacrifice, players now have free agency. I happen to agree, I think he should be in there!

@mjfc_363 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

Curt Floods career was average because he sacrificed his career. He would’ve been a guy that got elected because of his accumulative stats. For example, Lou Brock never won a batting title. In fact was only a .293 career hitter. Only led the league in doubles once. Only led the league in triples once. Only led the league in runs twice. NEVER led the league in hits. Yet there he is in the Hall. The argument is Flood would’ve had a similar career. Because of his sacrifice, players now have free agency. I happen to agree, I think he should be in there!

On top of owning the single Season SB record and career SB record when he retired, go back and look at what Brock did in the postseason and especially the World Series.

Brock is fully deserving of his HOF spot.

@mjfc_363 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

Curt Floods career was average because he sacrificed his career. He would’ve been a guy that got elected because of his accumulative stats. For example, Lou Brock never won a batting title. In fact was only a .293 career hitter. Only led the league in doubles once. Only led the league in triples once. Only led the league in runs twice. NEVER led the league in hits. Yet there he is in the Hall. The argument is Flood would’ve had a similar career. Because of his sacrifice, players now have free agency. I happen to agree, I think he should be in there!

Flood had a solid 12 years in the pros. He also didn't steal too many bases when he did get on (88 career SB). Lou Brock stole more bases in ONE season than Flood did in his entire career. Flood was also a career .293 hitting. He's not getting in.

@Matt_42187 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@mjfc_363 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

Curt Floods career was average because he sacrificed his career. He would’ve been a guy that got elected because of his accumulative stats. For example, Lou Brock never won a batting title. In fact was only a .293 career hitter. Only led the league in doubles once. Only led the league in triples once. Only led the league in runs twice. NEVER led the league in hits. Yet there he is in the Hall. The argument is Flood would’ve had a similar career. Because of his sacrifice, players now have free agency. I happen to agree, I think he should be in there!

Flood had a solid 12 years in the pros. He also didn't steal too many bases when he did get on (88 career SB). Lou Brock stole more bases in ONE season than Flood did in his entire career. Flood was also a career .293 hitting. He's not getting in.

I think there is a place for Flood in the Hall, as a contributor, some sort of designation that says it wasn't for his play on the field.

I once had someone tell me, if you can't tell the story of the league without him, then he belongs in the HOF. You cannot tell the story of Major League Baseball without Curt Flood.

@nflman2033 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@mjfc_363 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

Curt Floods career was average because he sacrificed his career. He would’ve been a guy that got elected because of his accumulative stats. For example, Lou Brock never won a batting title. In fact was only a .293 career hitter. Only led the league in doubles once. Only led the league in triples once. Only led the league in runs twice. NEVER led the league in hits. Yet there he is in the Hall. The argument is Flood would’ve had a similar career. Because of his sacrifice, players now have free agency. I happen to agree, I think he should be in there!

On top of owning the single Season SB record and career SB record when he retired, go back and look at what Brock did in the postseason and especially the World Series.

Brock is fully deserving of his HOF spot.

I never said Brock didn’t deserve to get in. He absolutely does!! I’m saying he got mostly because of his longevity. He had a great career. I do stand by what I said! Everything I said is correct. By the way, I’m also a Cards fan. Have been since 1980.

@mjfc_363 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

Curt Floods career was average because he sacrificed his career. He would’ve been a guy that got elected because of his accumulative stats. For example, Lou Brock never won a batting title. In fact was only a .293 career hitter. Only led the league in doubles once. Only led the league in triples once. Only led the league in runs twice. NEVER led the league in hits. Yet there he is in the Hall. The argument is Flood would’ve had a similar career. Because of his sacrifice, players now have free agency. I happen to agree, I think he should be in there!

While I agree with the sentiment, It's hard to justify "he would have done x" thought process. That's getting into a slippery slope. Could Flood have gained enough stats to make it if he kept playing? Absolutely, but we don't know.

There are a ton of variables. It's like saying Grady Sizemore would have been a HOF, but injuries stopped him. Granted the situation is a bit different, but what if Flood had injuries as he got older? So, imo replacing the "would've been a guy that got elected" to "Could've been a guy that got elected". Nothing is ever guaranteed.

@mjfc_363 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@nflman2033 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@mjfc_363 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

Curt Floods career was average because he sacrificed his career. He would’ve been a guy that got elected because of his accumulative stats. For example, Lou Brock never won a batting title. In fact was only a .293 career hitter. Only led the league in doubles once. Only led the league in triples once. Only led the league in runs twice. NEVER led the league in hits. Yet there he is in the Hall. The argument is Flood would’ve had a similar career. Because of his sacrifice, players now have free agency. I happen to agree, I think he should be in there!

On top of owning the single Season SB record and career SB record when he retired, go back and look at what Brock did in the postseason and especially the World Series.

Brock is fully deserving of his HOF spot.

I never said Brock didn’t deserve to get in. He absolutely does!! I’m saying he got mostly because of his longevity. He had a great career. I do stand by what I said! Everything I said is correct. By the way, I’m also a Cards fan. Have been since 1980.

Yeah it surprised me that you wouldn't have, but I have seen Brocks name come up a lot as being unworthy. Really irritating. I'm a Reds fan I hate the Cardinals, but he is no doubt worthy.

@nflman2033 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@mjfc_363 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@nflman2033 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@mjfc_363 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

Curt Floods career was average because he sacrificed his career. He would’ve been a guy that got elected because of his accumulative stats. For example, Lou Brock never won a batting title. In fact was only a .293 career hitter. Only led the league in doubles once. Only led the league in triples once. Only led the league in runs twice. NEVER led the league in hits. Yet there he is in the Hall. The argument is Flood would’ve had a similar career. Because of his sacrifice, players now have free agency. I happen to agree, I think he should be in there!

On top of owning the single Season SB record and career SB record when he retired, go back and look at what Brock did in the postseason and especially the World Series.

Brock is fully deserving of his HOF spot.

I never said Brock didn’t deserve to get in. He absolutely does!! I’m saying he got mostly because of his longevity. He had a great career. I do stand by what I said! Everything I said is correct. By the way, I’m also a Cards fan. Have been since 1980.

Yeah it surprised me that you wouldn't have, but I have seen Brocks name come up a lot as being unworthy. Really irritating. I'm a Reds fan I hate the Cardinals, but he is no doubt worthy.

Ehh, Brock is a borderline hall of famer. He’s near the bottom of hall members for sure.

Hell, Ben zobrist has slightly more career fWAR in 1000 less games than Brock.

@DriveByTrucker17 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@nflman2033 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@mjfc_363 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@nflman2033 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@mjfc_363 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

Curt Floods career was average because he sacrificed his career. He would’ve been a guy that got elected because of his accumulative stats. For example, Lou Brock never won a batting title. In fact was only a .293 career hitter. Only led the league in doubles once. Only led the league in triples once. Only led the league in runs twice. NEVER led the league in hits. Yet there he is in the Hall. The argument is Flood would’ve had a similar career. Because of his sacrifice, players now have free agency. I happen to agree, I think he should be in there!

On top of owning the single Season SB record and career SB record when he retired, go back and look at what Brock did in the postseason and especially the World Series.

Brock is fully deserving of his HOF spot.

I never said Brock didn’t deserve to get in. He absolutely does!! I’m saying he got mostly because of his longevity. He had a great career. I do stand by what I said! Everything I said is correct. By the way, I’m also a Cards fan. Have been since 1980.

Yeah it surprised me that you wouldn't have, but I have seen Brocks name come up a lot as being unworthy. Really irritating. I'm a Reds fan I hate the Cardinals, but he is no doubt worthy.

Ehh, Brock is a borderline hall of famer. He’s near the bottom of hall members for sure.

Hell, Ben zobrist has slightly more career fWAR in 1000 less games than Brock.

Look at his postseason play, oh and did I say most SBs in a season and a career when he retired.

I've heard this from sabermetrics people for years. It's not correct. Seriously look at what he did on the big stage of the WS. One of the best ever in WS play.

@nflman2033 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@DriveByTrucker17 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@nflman2033 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@mjfc_363 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@nflman2033 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@mjfc_363 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

Curt Floods career was average because he sacrificed his career. He would’ve been a guy that got elected because of his accumulative stats. For example, Lou Brock never won a batting title. In fact was only a .293 career hitter. Only led the league in doubles once. Only led the league in triples once. Only led the league in runs twice. NEVER led the league in hits. Yet there he is in the Hall. The argument is Flood would’ve had a similar career. Because of his sacrifice, players now have free agency. I happen to agree, I think he should be in there!

On top of owning the single Season SB record and career SB record when he retired, go back and look at what Brock did in the postseason and especially the World Series.

Brock is fully deserving of his HOF spot.

I never said Brock didn’t deserve to get in. He absolutely does!! I’m saying he got mostly because of his longevity. He had a great career. I do stand by what I said! Everything I said is correct. By the way, I’m also a Cards fan. Have been since 1980.

Yeah it surprised me that you wouldn't have, but I have seen Brocks name come up a lot as being unworthy. Really irritating. I'm a Reds fan I hate the Cardinals, but he is no doubt worthy.

Ehh, Brock is a borderline hall of famer. He’s near the bottom of hall members for sure.

Hell, Ben zobrist has slightly more career fWAR in 1000 less games than Brock.

Look at his postseason play, oh and did I say most SBs in a season and a career when he retired.

I've heard this from sabermetrics people for years. It's not correct. Seriously look at what he did on the big stage of the WS. One of the best ever in WS play.

What did those SBs add to his offensive value? Hardly anything. That’s why barely anybody even bothers with them anymore.

It doesn’t matter what he did in the postseason, it’s about his career. His career was decent, but there’s plenty of solid reasons against him being in the Hall.

In the grand scheme of things, his career is near the bottom among hall of famers.

It took him 18 years to get 43.2 fWAR. That’s pretty underwhelming. He only had two seasons with 5 fWAR. He only had a 108 wRC+ the year he stole 118 bases. He was basically a league average offensive player that year, and only had 3.0 fWAR.

Good player, but him being in the hall of fame is highly debatable.

@DriveByTrucker17 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@nflman2033 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@DriveByTrucker17 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@nflman2033 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@mjfc_363 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@nflman2033 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@mjfc_363 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

Curt Floods career was average because he sacrificed his career. He would’ve been a guy that got elected because of his accumulative stats. For example, Lou Brock never won a batting title. In fact was only a .293 career hitter. Only led the league in doubles once. Only led the league in triples once. Only led the league in runs twice. NEVER led the league in hits. Yet there he is in the Hall. The argument is Flood would’ve had a similar career. Because of his sacrifice, players now have free agency. I happen to agree, I think he should be in there!

On top of owning the single Season SB record and career SB record when he retired, go back and look at what Brock did in the postseason and especially the World Series.

Brock is fully deserving of his HOF spot.

I never said Brock didn’t deserve to get in. He absolutely does!! I’m saying he got mostly because of his longevity. He had a great career. I do stand by what I said! Everything I said is correct. By the way, I’m also a Cards fan. Have been since 1980.

Yeah it surprised me that you wouldn't have, but I have seen Brocks name come up a lot as being unworthy. Really irritating. I'm a Reds fan I hate the Cardinals, but he is no doubt worthy.

Ehh, Brock is a borderline hall of famer. He’s near the bottom of hall members for sure.

Hell, Ben zobrist has slightly more career fWAR in 1000 less games than Brock.

Look at his postseason play, oh and did I say most SBs in a season and a career when he retired.

I've heard this from sabermetrics people for years. It's not correct. Seriously look at what he did on the big stage of the WS. One of the best ever in WS play.

What did those SBs add to his offensive value? Hardly anything. That’s why barely anybody even bothers with them anymore.

It doesn’t matter what he did in the postseason, it’s about his career. His career was decent, but there’s plenty of solid reasons against him being in the Hall.

In the grand scheme of things, his career is near the bottom among hall of famers.

It took him 18 years to get 43.2 fWAR. That’s pretty underwhelming. He only had two seasons with 5 fWAR. He only had a 108 wRC+ the year he stole 118 bases. He was basically a league average offensive player that year, and only had 3.0 fWAR.

Good player, but him being in the hall of fame is highly debatable.

I disagree comp and think you undervalue everything that was fantastic about him

@nflman2033 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

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@nflman2033 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@DriveByTrucker17 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@nflman2033 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@mjfc_363 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@nflman2033 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@mjfc_363 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

Curt Floods career was average because he sacrificed his career. He would’ve been a guy that got elected because of his accumulative stats. For example, Lou Brock never won a batting title. In fact was only a .293 career hitter. Only led the league in doubles once. Only led the league in triples once. Only led the league in runs twice. NEVER led the league in hits. Yet there he is in the Hall. The argument is Flood would’ve had a similar career. Because of his sacrifice, players now have free agency. I happen to agree, I think he should be in there!

On top of owning the single Season SB record and career SB record when he retired, go back and look at what Brock did in the postseason and especially the World Series.

Brock is fully deserving of his HOF spot.

I never said Brock didn’t deserve to get in. He absolutely does!! I’m saying he got mostly because of his longevity. He had a great career. I do stand by what I said! Everything I said is correct. By the way, I’m also a Cards fan. Have been since 1980.

Yeah it surprised me that you wouldn't have, but I have seen Brocks name come up a lot as being unworthy. Really irritating. I'm a Reds fan I hate the Cardinals, but he is no doubt worthy.

Ehh, Brock is a borderline hall of famer. He’s near the bottom of hall members for sure.

Hell, Ben zobrist has slightly more career fWAR in 1000 less games than Brock.

Look at his postseason play, oh and did I say most SBs in a season and a career when he retired.

I've heard this from sabermetrics people for years. It's not correct. Seriously look at what he did on the big stage of the WS. One of the best ever in WS play.

What did those SBs add to his offensive value? Hardly anything. That’s why barely anybody even bothers with them anymore.

It doesn’t matter what he did in the postseason, it’s about his career. His career was decent, but there’s plenty of solid reasons against him being in the Hall.

In the grand scheme of things, his career is near the bottom among hall of famers.

It took him 18 years to get 43.2 fWAR. That’s pretty underwhelming. He only had two seasons with 5 fWAR. He only had a 108 wRC+ the year he stole 118 bases. He was basically a league average offensive player that year, and only had 3.0 fWAR.

Good player, but him being in the hall of fame is highly debatable.

I disagree comp and think you undervalue everything that was fantastic about him

I don’t undervalue him, I’m just saying what the stats show. And the stats show that he was good but not amazing, and that he just played for forever.

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@nflman2033 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@DriveByTrucker17 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

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@mjfc_363 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@nflman2033 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

@mjfc_363 said in Hall of Fame Asked by Congress Members to Enshrine Curt Flood:

Curt Floods career was average because he sacrificed his career. He would’ve been a guy that got elected because of his accumulative stats. For example, Lou Brock never won a batting title. In fact was only a .293 career hitter. Only led the league in doubles once. Only led the league in triples once. Only led the league in runs twice. NEVER led the league in hits. Yet there he is in the Hall. The argument is Flood would’ve had a similar career. Because of his sacrifice, players now have free agency. I happen to agree, I think he should be in there!

On top of owning the single Season SB record and career SB record when he retired, go back and look at what Brock did in the postseason and especially the World Series.

Brock is fully deserving of his HOF spot.

I never said Brock didn’t deserve to get in. He absolutely does!! I’m saying he got mostly because of his longevity. He had a great career. I do stand by what I said! Everything I said is correct. By the way, I’m also a Cards fan. Have been since 1980.

Yeah it surprised me that you wouldn't have, but I have seen Brocks name come up a lot as being unworthy. Really irritating. I'm a Reds fan I hate the Cardinals, but he is no doubt worthy.

Ehh, Brock is a borderline hall of famer. He’s near the bottom of hall members for sure.

Hell, Ben zobrist has slightly more career fWAR in 1000 less games than Brock.

Look at his postseason play, oh and did I say most SBs in a season and a career when he retired.

I've heard this from sabermetrics people for years. It's not correct. Seriously look at what he did on the big stage of the WS. One of the best ever in WS play.

What did those SBs add to his offensive value? Hardly anything. That’s why barely anybody even bothers with them anymore.

It doesn’t matter what he did in the postseason, it’s about his career. His career was decent, but there’s plenty of solid reasons against him being in the Hall.

In the grand scheme of things, his career is near the bottom among hall of famers.

It took him 18 years to get 43.2 fWAR. That’s pretty underwhelming. He only had two seasons with 5 fWAR. He only had a 108 wRC+ the year he stole 118 bases. He was basically a league average offensive player that year, and only had 3.0 fWAR.

Good player, but him being in the hall of fame is highly debatable.

I disagree comp and think you undervalue everything that was fantastic about him

I don’t undervalue him, I’m just saying what the stats show. And the stats show that he was good but not amazing, and that he just played for forever.

No you undervalue SB and postseason play. He was electrifying on the base paths and came through on the big stage when he was most needed. You said so what to both, so you undervalue the 2 biggest things about him. So there is no point continuing this discussion.

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