Monday, May 23, 2011


Three (3) deserving inductees made it into the Hall of Fame this Year. One was a top pitcher with multiple Cy Young Awards, the other two were slugging OFs.

Curtis Smith
Age: 41B/T: R/R
Born: Hayden Lake, ID
Position(s): P (SP1)
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Curtis Smith rang up 210 wins while paying for the 8 teams. He won 20 games three straight years with Tampa Bay including a 21-5 campaign with a .098 WHIP in Season 9. It was a string of 4 years where he won 3 Cy Youngs and cemented his Hall of Fame Status. Curtis won one World Series rings in Season 6 with the Milwaukee Brewers where he went 3-0 in the playoffs to lead the Brewers to a ring.

Felix Irabu
Age: 39B/T: L/L
Born: Fukuoka, JP
Position(s): LF/1B/DH
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Felix Irabu: Felix tore up the Majors with 644 HRs over his 15 year major league career (thats almost 43 per year). He drove in over 1900 runs (128 per year) including 179 in Season 9. He was a six time All-Star, three time gold glove left fielder, won an MVP in Season 6 (61 HR, 172 RBI) and won six World Series rings with the only team he ever played for - the Baltimore Orioles.

Gene Everhart
Age: 38B/T: S/R
Born: Woodville, MS
Position(s): 1B/3B/RF
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Gene Everhart played his entire career in the National League where he hit .293 for his career with 556 HRs and over 1600 RBI in 15 years. He was a two-time All-Star, two-time gold glove outfielder and won the NL MVP in Season 9 when he hit .339 with 44 HRs and 126 RBI, 111 runs and slugged .623. He also won a World Series ring with the Florida Marlins in Season 4.

Here is the total votes for the Hall of Fame in Season 19:

Felix Irabu 25
Curtis Smith 23
Gene Everhart 18
Lon McCallum 11
Lenny Wigginton 7
Karl Parker 7
David Candelaria 6
Edgardo Padilla 6
Dan Jordan 5
Felipe Lee 5
Tony Olivo 2
Chul Fujiwara 2
Cesar Cedeno 2
Barry James 1
Russell Perry 1
Yorvit Montanez 1
Matthew McKnight 1
Ron Priest 1
Dicky Owens 1
Dick Lowe 1
Pat Houston 1
Yamid Martinez 1

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