While Barry Larkin and Ron Santo are being deservedly honored for their Hall of Fame careers today, here is a nice article about one of the best players the HOF writers overlooked. The author of the article, Patrick Languzzi is spearheading the campaign to help get Dwight Evans his rightful place in Cooperstown. Languzzi created his own website, "Call to the Hall," devoted to Evans' HOF candidacy. There is a link to his website in the article and on his website he also has started a petition you can sign to help get "Dewey" on the 2013 Expansion Era HOF ballot.
Additionally, here are the links for his website:
and the petition:
I've always felt that the Hall of Fame voters overlooked Dwight Evans and in the decade plus since he last appeared on the HOF ballot, stats like OBP, WAR, and OPS+ have made me feel even stronger about this. "Dewey's" only shot at the Hall of Fame is now through the Expansion Era Committee. The latest Tubbs Baseball Blog article takes a look at Evans' OBP, WAR, and OPS+ compared to both Hall of Famers elected in the last thirty years through the BBWAA and the Veterans Committee as well as the most recent Expansion Era candidates. Click on the title to read the article. Thanks.