I did the catchers yesterday. Now on to first base. A question that didn’t come up with the catchers but comes up now. What to do with the steroid boys? Ban them from the Hall of Fame? I have decided to let them in. I will also let Peter Edward Rose in and Shoeless Joe Jackson. Tired of those debates too. If you don’t like Pete Rose the best thing they can do is let him in. Then he becomes just another Hall of Famer. Of course on the plaques of the Steroid Boys and Rose and Shoeless Joe- it will mention their wrongdoings before mentioning anything else.
The First Basemen
Level 1- The Basement Level- Keith Hernandez, Norm Cash, Roger Connor, Mickey Vernon, Cecil Cooper, George Kelly, Tino Martinez, Jim Bottomley, Jake Beckley, Bill Terry, Gil Hodges, Will Clark, Steve Garvey, Andres Gallaraga
Level 2- Don Mattingly, Richie Allen, Dan Brouthers, George Sisler, Frank Chance, Orlando Cepeda, Carlos Del Gado, Fred McGriff, Rafael Palmero
Level 3-Jeff Bagwell, Harmon Killebrew, Hank Greenberg, Willie McCovey, Frank Thomas, Cap Anson, Buck Leonard, Tony Perez, Mark McGwire
Level 4-Eddie Murray, Johnny Mize
Level 5-Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx