Joe Gordon - HOF

Joe Gordon - HOF

Joined: May 3rd, 2004, 5:13 am

December 8th, 2008, 6:21 pm #1

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Joined: November 18th, 2007, 4:30 pm

December 8th, 2008, 6:30 pm #2

Ridiculous. Might as well induct every other slightly above-average Yankee.
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Joined: April 14th, 2007, 5:21 pm

December 8th, 2008, 6:33 pm #3

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I don't recall having heard of this guy.
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Joined: August 4th, 2004, 7:06 pm

December 8th, 2008, 6:37 pm #4

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Gordon? Really? Yuck...

Wow...a career .268 hitter!!

Most comparable stats according to baseball reference...
Jose Valentin (902)
Bret Boone (900)
Jorge Posada (891)
Adrian Beltre (890)
Vern Stephens (890)
Javy Lopez (890)
Bill Nicholson (889)
Doug DeCinces (883)
Ken Caminiti (881)
Kirk Gibson (880)

Sad...I was hoping Santo and Hodges might make it.

Joshua
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Joined: July 30th, 2004, 2:01 am

December 8th, 2008, 6:38 pm #5

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Oh, Boy ... get ready for the latest installment of the never-ending debate on the comparative merits of borderline Hall-0f-Famers. As always, I fall into the category that wants more ... and not less ... Hall-of-Famers. I guess I'm in the minority here. As for Joe Gordon, he was a solid, all-around player with excellent power, a good glove and a knack for playing on winning teams. I would have put about 12 or 14 other guys in Cooperstown first, but I really can't complain because I have few more Hall of Fame cards in my collection than I had yesterday ...
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Joined: September 4th, 2007, 1:25 am

December 8th, 2008, 6:40 pm #6

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He may be a product of guys like Ozzie Smith - once the Hall decided they would accept infielders who were great defensively and only average at the plate, they re-evaluated other such players they passed over. I think Omar Vizquel gets in, if Joe Gordon gets in.
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Joined: December 11th, 2006, 3:30 pm

December 8th, 2008, 6:42 pm #7

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I don't think it's ridiculous. Gordon was a helluva player during a war shortened 11 year career who also contributed a monster year to a WS championship with Cleveland. He also won a MVP award in 1942, even though it should have gone to Williams who won the Triple Crown. I think Gordon's a guy who could have gone in a lot sooner.
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Joined: December 3rd, 2004, 10:57 pm

December 8th, 2008, 6:49 pm #8

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The Hall of "watered down".
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Joined: November 18th, 2007, 4:30 pm

December 8th, 2008, 6:50 pm #9

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I always figured the Gordon-Vern Stephens comparison would spark heated debate between Yankees and BoSox fans, yet I heard no such conversation as each man was nominated this year. Both men were solid players, but neither deserves induction.



I ran into Gordon's daughter Judy many years ago. I had a signed GPC up on eBay, and she happened to see it and thought it was great to see her Dad's signature up for sale. Gordon was such a willing and prolific signer in his brief 63 years on this earth that there will never be a shortage of autographs out there. I will be curious to see what signed items will fetch in the next month. Premium items (single-signed ball, bat, quality photographs) will be sound investments, but cuts and 3X5s, as well as newspaper photos, are very common.
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Joined: August 8th, 2004, 10:00 pm

December 8th, 2008, 7:06 pm #10

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I think Joe Gordon was the worst pick for MVP ever when he beat out Ted Williams in 1942, a year when Williams won the triple crown. I don't think he's a particularly deserving Hall of Famer either, but probably not the worst. I've heard comparisons to Doerr, who I also don't think is a particularly deserving Hall of Famer.

More to the subject of this Board, I've got a few post-war cards of him. Does anyone know what pre-war cards he has?
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