Once again, Dave Parker's up for induction into the Hall of Fame. And, once again, he'll most likely be denied. 10 straight years now he's been on the ballot and hasn't been recognized. He never even comes close.
Every fan has that one guy they're convinced should be in the hall of fame but for some reason isn't. Dave Parker's my guy. There is absolutley no reason he shouldn't be in the hall.
Let's take a look at some of his more important achievments and numbers.
- 2712 career hits
- 339 career home runs
- 1493 career RBIs
- National League MVP - 1978
- All-Star Game MVP - 1979
- 7 time All Star - 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1990. He was an All-Star the year Star Wars came out and the year Goodfellas came out - in my book, that counts for something.
- 3 time Gold Glover - 1977, 1978, 1979
- 3 time Silver Slugger - 1985, 1986, 1990
- 2 time league leader, batting average - 1977, 1978
- 2 time league leader, doubles - 1977, 1985
- league leader, runs created - 1978
- 2 time World Champion - Pittsburgh, 1979, Oakland, 1989
That's more hits then DiMaggio, more doubles then Mays, more triples then Williams, more homers then Vaughn, more RBIs then McGuire, and more MVP votes then Clemente.
Pretty simple really.