Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend is a few days away, with near-unanimous selection Ken Griffey Jr., as well as Mike Piazza, set to join Cooperstown. By stats, each ranks close to being an inner circle Hall of Famer.
Not every selection in Hall of Fame history has been stellar, though. ForSporting News, I have a new piece ranking the 25 worst Baseball Hall of Fame selections ever.
I went one step further than many people go with these lists. First, I included managers, umpires, and executives. I also suggested alternative selections who were eligible at the time.
I’ve resisted doing one of these lists for several years, as it’s a little more negative than I typically like to go. As my friend Adam Darowski just tweeted:
@grahamdude Still this is a hard thing to write. I don’t like advocating that players were “bad” choices, rather celebrating the overlooked.
— Adam Darowski (@baseballtwit) July 20, 2016
Right there with you, Adam. That said, I admit I enjoyed writing this list more than I expected to.