Hall of Fames have been in the news lately.
Let's start with the rock and roll hall of fame. Linda Ronstadt? Seriously? Linda Ronstadt was a cute karaoke singer. Many of her hits were cover songs. She wrote hardly anything. Exactly how was rock and roll advanced, changed or altered as a result of her career?
Cat Stevens? a couple of top en hits puts you in the hall of fame?
I think it's getting clear that there are way too many people in the rock and roll hall of fame.
In my wildest dreams, I can't imagine how a DH gets into the hall of fame. Seriously, consider that you are considered one of the top players in the history of the game, and you don't have enough talent to play the field on a mediocre baseball team?
My criteria for the baseball hall of fame has always been lifetime stats but also the criteria of were you the best player at your position in your era. I guess Frank Thomas was the preeminent player at a position not even recognized by half the league.