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HOF Question


Torridd

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2 hours ago, Torridd said:

Does anyone know if there are statistics of how many Hall of Famers have played for their home team (or relatively close to their home)?

That is actually a really good question. If it's not available I might write some scripts to parse the information of the current Hall of Famers, their teams, and their hometown to see what comes up. Never thought about it until now. To be continued (If the info isn't already available). I wonder what an acceptable answer would be if a player was born in say Buffalo, NY and played for the Yankees, would that count? I would think it should.

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19 minutes ago, John Taylor said:

That is actually a really good question. If it's not available I might write some scripts to parse the information of the current Hall of Famers, their teams, and their hometown to see what comes up. Never thought about it until now. To be continued (If the info isn't already available). I wonder what an acceptable answer would be if a player was born in say Buffalo, NY and played for the Yankees, would that count? I would think it should.

Thanks, John! I think it should count. The idea came to mind with all these Trout leaving or should leave threads. I wanted to know how many HOFers actually end up playing for their hometowns or actually play for consistently championship or playoff teams.

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14 minutes ago, Torridd said:

Thanks, John! I think it should count. The idea came to mind with all these Trout leaving or should leave threads. I wanted to know how many HOFers actually end up playing for their hometowns or actually play for consistently championship or playoff teams.

The results will be skewed for the period before Free Agency...

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29 minutes ago, Dick B Back said:

I was trying to think of any off the top of my head and I could only think of Drysdale (Van Nuys) although he was signed when the Dodgers were in Brooklyn. I think Whitey Ford and Cal Ripken were locals too maybe???

 

Ripkin Jr. makes sense, since his dad worked for the O's for a long time.

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3 minutes ago, ten ocho recon scout said:

ARod was an asshole, and he went to NY. If that counts.

ARod also played one year for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic and then switched to the Dominican Republic in another year when he thought he had a better chance to win.

It still bugs me that he's a baseball analyst on television now.  The guy is such a snake.

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