Who are the most borderline candidates who have yet to get enshrined in Cooperstown? Gil Hodges? Dale Murphy?
Dwight Evans is certainly in their company as well, as Bill James has argued for Evans’ worth based on his advanced metrics. But moreover, Evans is forever remembered in Boston for his booming arm in right field and offensive contributions in the early ’80s especially.
Evans may have actually been a player ahead of his time, sacrificing pure totals to take more walks and a earn a higher on-base percentage. But does that make him Hall of Fame material?
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