Baseball Crank
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December 2, 2002
BASEBALL: McGriff and Palmeiro

Fred McGriff's career batting/slugging/OBP: .286/.514/.380. Rafael Palmeiro's: .293/.522/.373. Number of players who have played 2000 major league games with a slugging % of .500 or better and an on base percentage of .370 or better: 24. Number who are in the Hall of Fame: 21. Number who are active: 3 (McGriff, Palmeiro and some guy named Bonds).

The voters should and likely will tread cautiously on the high-flying offensive numbers of our era, but in the end I think they are just going to have to put these two in the Hall, particularly when both of them pass 500 homers, as is likely this season (assuming McGriff gets an everyday job, which seems reasonable given that he slugged .505 and drove in 103 runs in 2002).

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