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    Maris Deserves More Credit.

    Roger Maris earned and deserves more credit than he receives from many.

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    Re: Maris Deserves More Credit.

    He won consecutive MVPs, how much more credit does he deserve for those seasons?

    He's a guy who had a several excellent years, whose power disappeared by age 30 and who was out of the game by age 34.
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    Re: Maris Deserves More Credit.

    Quote Originally Posted by LouGehrig View Post
    Roger Maris earned and deserves more credit than he receives from many.

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    He was a great player for a couple of years - including one in which he hit 61 HR while enduring tremendous stress and abuse - and a very good one for a few more. What's the credit that he deserves but doesn't get?
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    Re: Maris Deserves More Credit.

    Some people think he should be in the HoF. (I am not one of them)

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    Re: Maris Deserves More Credit.

    He was one of the greatest defensive player ever. His arm was almost as good as his friend, Rocky Colavito, but is was more accurate.

    He made contact despite being a power hitter, he did NOT hit home runs only into the right field porch and he was a fine base runner despite not stealing bases.

    When he had to, he could hit left handers.

    To be traded for Charlie Smith gives him no credit at all.

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    Re: Maris Deserves More Credit.

    I'm not saying he deserves to be in the hall but it sure does frustrate the heck outa me to see guys names on ballots who've stuck needles in their rear ends for years.
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    Re: Maris Deserves More Credit.

    Quote Originally Posted by b0mber View Post
    I'm not saying he deserves to be in the hall but it sure does frustrate the heck outa me to see guys names on ballots who've stuck needles in their rear ends for years.
    Getting the name on the ballot is somewhat easy. I believe you need to meet just 2 critera to get on the ballot - 10 years MLB service time, 5 years out of the game. Staying on the ballot is a bit different which is why there are so many one and done on the ballot.

    Roger is a candidate for the hall of very good. 2 great seasons don't make you a hall of famer.
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    Re: Maris Deserves More Credit.

    I saw him play for NY and St. Louis and viewed him as an above average out fielder and power hitter who had the perfect swing for the Yankee Stadium. He was great for a few years but definitely not a HOFer.

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