Sport Johnny Damon thinks his numbers are worthy of the Hall

05:41  05 january  2018
05:41  05 january  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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Johnny Damon isn't happy with his Hall of Fame chances. Speaking to MLB Network Radio, Damon said his numbers are good enough to earn Hall credentials, and that his lack of All-Star appearances (two) are overblown.

8. Do the player's numbers meet Hall -of-Fame standards? Right now, no. But if Damon is able to get 3,000 hits, then he'll have a very strong argument for the Hall . Does that help his HOF candidacy? Probably not. * ** So in conclusion, is Johnny Damon worthy of the HOF?

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Johnny Damon isn't happy with his Hall of Fame chances.

The former outfielder, who retired in 2012, is on the 2018 Hall of Fame ballot, but it could easily be his last year of eligibility. Early results show Damon receiving votes on only 1.2 percent of ballots, and unless the uncounted ballots don't improve his number to 5 percent, he won't be eligible in 2019.

Speaking to MLB Network Radio, Damon said his numbers are good enough to earn Hall credentials, and that his lack of All-Star appearances (two) are overblown.

"That's just something you can't control. Going into it I kept hearing, 'Well he only went to two All-Star Games,'" Damon said. "Well, for the most part it's a popularity contest. I feel like I should've been to seven, maybe eight with leading the league in runs scored, and hits, and stolen bases at the All-Star Break, but you know what? Some guys are having better years that year. I played the game absolutely clean, a bunch of those guys made the All-Star team over me."

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I’m voting for Johnny Damon . His body of work is borderline at best for induction into the Hall of Fame. Thome hit a Hall - worthy 612 home runs and compiled a .956 OPS over 22 seasons, while Jones won the I have left off Edgar Martinez, never feeling his numbers were quite good enough.

Johnny Damon is one of the better-known players in the major leagues these days. as an almost full time designated hitter, is Damon worthy of a bid to enter the Hall of Fame if he can reach 3,000 hits? With the decline in numbers that is expected with age, Damon should finish his career with

Damon added that he feels his numbers are superior to players who have already been elected, and that he was "way better than a leadoff hitter" who's a lock to be a future first-ballot entrant. He didn't specify who, but former teammate Derek Jeter will be on the ballot in 2020.

Between stints with the Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, Tampa Bay Rays, and Cleveland Indians, Damon hit .284/.352/.433 for his career with 235 home runs, 522 doubles, 109 triples, and 408 stolen bases. He won two World Series championships. The first came in 2004 with the Red Sox, and he won again in 2009 as a member of the Yankees.

Damon also demonstrated an innate ability to stay on the field. Over 16 consecutive seasons, from 1996 through 2011, he never played in fewer than 141 games.

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Thanks to his superior combination of hitting ability and speed, Johnny Damon has scored 1 So, we now know he has the numbers to be considered Hall - worthy , but Ramirez and David Ortiz got quite a bit of the credit, and deservedly so, but I don't really think Boston would have been able to do it

I'm not so sure, I think that for an outfielder, his numbers fall kind of short. If you wanna see his stats: For Baseball-Reference.com - http Is Frank Thomas Hall of Fame worthy ? Do you think Johnny Damon has a shot at making the Hall of Fame?

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