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?

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Christian. Husband. Dad. 911 dispatcher. Baseball fan. Horror nut. Music nerd. Bookworm. Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year.

Posted on January 10, 2018, in baseball, baseball cards and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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