Going to Bat for Bagwell

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Jeff Bagwell v. Inevitability

“You hear that Mr. Anderson?… That is the sound of inevitability…” – Agent Smith, The Matrix (1999) Short of being inducted, obviously, the news yesterday for Jeff Bagwell and his Hall of Fame candidacy...

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Our Mission: The Case for Jeff Bagwell

Jeff Bagwell was a five-tool force who absolutely, positively, without any question, deserves election into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Our sincere hope is that this blog will raise such awareness, not blood pressure; open communication lines, not close them; spark debate, not end it.

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Jeff Bagwell v. Ken Griffey, Jr.

Ken Griffey, Jr. is a baseball writer’s ideal Hall of Fame candidate, an incredible combination of Hank Aaron’s raw power and Willie May’s fluid finesse; a young progeny that lived up to the hype...

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Jeff Bagwell v. Craig Biggio

This past weekend, Craig Biggio was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, the first Astro ever inducted. (Technically, he’s the ninth Astros elected into Cooperstown, joining Randy Johnson, Don Sutton, Nolan Ryan, Robin...

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Jeff Bagwell v. All-Star Games

All-Star Games? Really? People still care about All-Star Games? Haven’t we collectively, as a society, properly slotted All-Star games, like batting average or pitcher wins, as the primitive measuring tool they are? @Bags4HoF @Aarcraft9...

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Jeff Bagwell v. 1998

Between 1980 and 1995, 30 players hit 40+ home runs and two hit at least 50. In 1998 alone, 13 players hit 40+ home runs, including four with at least 50. Jeff Bagwell isn’t...


Jeff Bagwell v. Reader Mail

Reader Dan writes: Jeff Bagwell is the poster child for “This is what happens to you when you use steroids.” * A light-hitting third baseman suddenly bulks up, and I mean bulks up huge,...

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Jeff Bagwell v. Round Numbers

The early end to (Jeff Bagwell)’s career kept him from hitting 500 home runs, which almost certainly would have punched his ticket to the Hall (of Fame). – Brian McTaggert For years, round milestone...

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Jeff Bagwell v. Good News/Bad News

Jeff Bagwell was not elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame on Tuesday, despite an overwhelming Hall of Fame worthy resume. That’s the bad news, and as far as bad news goes… it wasn’t terribly...

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Jeff Bagwell v. Frank Thomas

“…Bagwell very nearly matched Thomas swing-for-swing while playing the field… each and every night, which makes him a better PLAYER than Frank Thomas who, again, is in the Hall of Fame while Bagwell is not.”