This week's topic: Is Johnny Damon a HOFer?
This discussion came up a couple of times on YES Yankee telecasts with no clear consensus. His regular season stats are:
17 seasons with six teams. 231 HRS, 1120 RBIs, 404 SBs, BA .286 and 2723 hits.
Assuming he get 3000 hits, which seems to be a threshold for induction, is his ticket punched for Cooperstown?
My guess is yes but I don't "think" of him as a HOFer but rather a "good" player who compiled goods stats over a long career.
Does the same then apply to Jim Thome or do we view someone with over 600 HRs differently? Oddly with Thome and the absence of any steroids use in his past the answer for me is yes and his ticket is punched.