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Retired Numbers: #45-#50

Only Gibson has been elected to the Hall of Fame so far, though Glavine will no doubt be inducted also.

Ron Guidry, New York Yankees

But what about Guidry? Should he be in the Hall? In his first full season in the majors, he posted a 16-7 record with a 2.82 ERA. In 1978, he had one of the best seasons ever, going 25-3 with a 1.74 ERA, 248 strikeouts, and 9 shutouts, winning the Cy Young Award unanimously. In 1985, he again posted a fantastic record, 22-6, though his ERA was up a bit and K’s were down. He finished second in Cy Young voting that year to Bret Saberhagen. Guidry dropped off the Hall of Fame ballot in 2002 with less than 5% of the vote. In eight years on the ballot, he never reached even 9% support from the BBWAA. I do not believe Cooperstown would suffer from his inclusion; what do you think?

Bob Gibson, St. Louis Cardinals

Tom Glavine, Atlanta Braves

Larry Dierker, Houston Colt .45s/Astros

Jimmie Reese, California Angels

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