Gaylord Perry

Gaylord Perry

Inducted 1991 (3rd Ballot)

Born: September 15, 1938 Williamston, North Carolina

314 Wins, 3.11 ERA, 3,534 K, 5x All-Star, 1972 AL Cy Young, 1978 NL Cy Young, No Hitter (9/17/1968), 303 Complete Games.

Gaylord was the first pitcher to win a Cy Young Award in both leagues.

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The Wizard of Oz…Ozzie Smith

Ozzie Simith

Inducted: 2002 (1st Ballot)

Born: December 26, 1954 Mobile, Alabama

2,460 Hits, 793 RBI, 580 SB, 15x All-Star, 13 Gold Gloves, 1982 World Series title, 1987 Silver Slugger, 1985 NLCS MVP.

A true showman and true gentleman of the game, Smith goes down as one of the most entertaining players, and greatest shortstops, in baseball history.

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Tony Perez

Tony Perez

Inducted: 2000 (9th Ballot)

Born: May 14, 1942 Ciego de Avila, Cuba

.279 BA, 379 HR, 2,732 Hits, 1,652 RBI, 7x All-Star, 3 World Series titles, 1967 All-Star Game MVP.

One of the most important components of the Big Red Machine Dynasty of the 1970s.

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Don Sutton

Don Sutton

Inducted: 1998 (5th Ballot)

Born: April 2, 1945 Clio, Alabama

324 W, 3.26 ERA, 3,574 K, 4x All-Star, 1977 All-Star Game MVP, 5,282.1 IP.

Sutton has the dubious distinction of having the most career at-bats without a homerun (1,354).

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Harmon Killebrew

Harmon Killebrew

Inducted: 1984 (4th Ballot)

Born: June 29, 1936 Payette, Idaho

573 HR, 1,584 RBI, 13x All-Star, 1969 AL MVP.

One of the greatest power hitters of all-time.

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Bobby Doerr

One of the greatest TTM signers ever! This was my first baseball that I got signed TTM and it came back to me in about a week in April 2009.

Robert Pershing Doerr

Inducted: 1986 (Veteran’s Committee)

Born: April 7, 1918 Los Angeles, California

223 HR, 1,247 RBI, .288 BA, 2,042 Hits, 9x All-Star, 1944 AL MVP.

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Post 2: Johnny Bench

Johnny Bench

Inducted: 1989 (1st Ballot: 96.42%)

Born: December 7, 1947 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

389 HR, 1,376 RBI, 14x All-Star, 2,048 Hits, 10 Gold Gloves, 2 World Series titles, 2x NL MVP, 1968 NL ROY, 1976 WS MVP, MLB All-Century Team

There is a constant debate on how’s the greatest catcher of all-time and, in the majority of circles, Bench is considered to be the best.

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The First Blog Entry!!!!

Henry “Hammerin’ Hank” Aaron

Inducted: 1982 (1st Ballot: 97.83%)

Born: February 5, 1934 Mobile, Alabama

755 HR (2nd), 2,297 RBI (1st), 3,771 Hits (3rd), 2,174 Runs (2nd), .305 BA, 25x All-Star, 3 Gold Gloves, 6,856 Total Bases (1st), 1957 NL MVP, 1957 World Series Champion, 1,477 XBH, 17-consecutive seasons of 150 or more hits, All-Century Team.

I think that the stats speak for themselves!

He is an even better person: he carried himself with a quiet dignity while racists taunted and threatened his life.

He will forever be a model of consistency, class, and excellence as he goes down as one of the greatest players of all-time.

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