So I wanted to dust off a piece (well 4) that I had written for my old blog (Pepper Baseball) around Alan Trammell and why he needs stronger consideration for the Hall of Fame. The first piece started with Tram and Lou Whitaker being named by SI as the top double play combo of all-time…
Part 1 of 4
Best Homegrown Double Play Duos (Written 6/29/2011)
Recently a list came out on Yahoo Sports for the top 10 homegrown duos based on combined Wins Above Replacement (WAR). The list was created as we could be witnessing another tandem added to the list in Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer (#8 in Pepper Top 100 Prospects for 2011) called up earlier this year and third baseman Mike Moustakas (#10) called up just over a week ago.
Committees hands with only 4 years left to be voted in by the traditional manner. Trammell has received more support in recent years by both Bill James who rates Trammell better the 14 current Hall of Fame Shortstops and by the Sabermetric community. Trammell’s voting percentage is as follows over the years (75% needed to get in): 15.7% (2002), 14.1% (2003), 13.8% (2004), 16.9% (2005), 17.7% (2006), 13.4% (2007), 18.2% (2008), 17.4% (2009), 22.4% (2010), 24.3% (2011).
Seasons: 20 Games: 2,293 Plate Appearances: 9,375
Avg: .285 OBP: .352 SLG: .415
Hits: 2,365 Runs: 1,231 Runs Batted In: 1,003
2B: 412 3B: 55 Home Runs: 185
Steals: 236 BB: 850 SO: 874
1984 World Series MVP
4-Time Gold Glove Winner
3-Time Top 10 MVP
Comeback Player of the Year
3-Time Silver Slugger
Keep an eye out for more Pepper based blog entries around Trammell as well as other articles regarding reasons for Alan to be in the Hall.