Fun Cards: “Baseball Immortals” Gary Carter
It bothers me how long it took the BBWAA to induct Gary Carter into the Hall of Fame. JAWS may not be a perfect system, but Jay Jaffe’s tool ranks Carter as the second best catcher of all-time behind Johnny Bench. Maybe the system underrates Yogi Berra a bit, but there is little debate that Carter is at least in the top 5 catchers of all-time. So why did it take the writers six ballot cycles to vote him in, and even then, just barely?