They never put the criteria up on the TV screen. Never. Maybe if they did, they would at least have to pause and not simply blow past the character component. Again today on MLB Network Brian Kenny, and especially his guest Jay Jaffe, stated that they are only using stats to determine who should be elected to the Hall of Fame.
Who the heck said that is discretionary?
Hall of Fame voting structure that deals with the ignored 66% of the criteria about character. Wednesday, April 1, 2015
I didn't make up the criteria but it's there and pretty much everybody ignores 66% of it.
Hall of Fame criteria: 66% about character, which is all but ignored. Tuesday, January 6, 2015
5. Voting: Voting shall be based upon
- the player's record
- playing ability
- contributions to the team(s) on which the player played.
So let's stop ignoring...
Dale Murphy is an in between candidate who won two MVP awards but who had too few big seasons to make it just on stats but whose character might properly augment his stats and constitute legitimate consideration.