500 does not = HOF

Posted by: jammahawk

500 does not = HOF - 09/13/07 06:33 AM

Jim Thome is about to enter the 500 HR club, he is sitting at 499. Thome has had a very good career, and I would have loved to have had him on my team, but IMO, he is not a Hall of Fame ballplayer.
Further proof on the cheapening of the home run.
Posted by: jaihaux

Re: 500 does not = HOF - 09/13/07 08:47 AM

Agree, but not necessarily on Thome. 50 home runs is no longer a guarantee pass to the HOF (see Mark McGwire).