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Detroit Tigers Hall of Fame - 1990 Elections

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The names below represent pitchers and hitters who hung up their Tigers uniforms for the final time by the end of the 1990 season, logging at least 300 innings or 1,000 at-bats during their time with Detroit. It also includes non-players who were significant to the organization.

Between these names and the position players below, we will agree upon a list of up to 12 players which will make up the pool of 1990 nominees.

We will be voting on the 1990 nominees as well as the nominees from previous classes who were not elected but who met the minimum vote percentage to remain on the ballot.

Pitchers

1986-1990

[b]Player	        YR	From	To	W	L	WL%	ERA	G	GS	GF	CG	SHO	SV	IP	H	R	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA+[/b]
[COLOR="Blue"]Jack Morris 14 1977 1990 198 150 .569 3.73 430 408 10 154 24 0 3042.7 2767 1382 1262 321 1086 1980 108
Doyle Alexander 3 1987 1989 29 29 .500 3.91 78 78 0 13 5 0 540.3 568 256 235 61 148 265 99
Jeff Robinson 4 1987 1990 36 26 .581 4.65 96 87 2 10 5 0 522.3 470 295 270 68 260 328 85
Willie Hernandez6 1984 1989 36 31 .537 2.98 358 0 279 0 0 120 483.7 404 175 160 52 138 384 135[/COLOR]

Position Players

1986-1990

[b]Player	        YR	From	To	G	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	BB	SO	BA	OBP	SLG	SB	CS	OPS+[/b]
[COLOR="Blue"]Lance Parrish 10 1977 1986 1146 4273 577 1123 201 23 212 700 334 847 .263 .317 .469 22 30 114
Chet Lemon 9 1982 1990 1203 4074 570 1071 218 32 142 536 468 647 .263 .349 .437 13 28 117
Tom Brookens 10 1979 1988 1206 3543 445 871 162 38 66 397 256 553 .246 .297 .369 85 57 83
Larry Herndon 7 1982 1988 843 2748 358 765 110 37 83 364 222 441 .278 .331 .436 32 17 110
Darrell Evans 5 1984 1988 727 2349 357 559 72 1 141 405 437 433 .238 .357 .450 12 17 121
Mike Heath 5 1986 1990 453 1353 153 360 60 6 34 143 86 233 .266 .314 .395 20 13 97
Matt Nokes 5 1986 1990 395 1246 151 334 48 3 61 189 91 180 .268 .322 .458 3 2 115
Pat Sheridan 4 1986 1989 416 1124 161 282 40 9 26 130 126 232 .251 .326 .372 39 21 93[/COLOR]

Owners and Presidents

1986-1990

[b]President         YR	From	To[/b]
[color=blue]Jim Campbell 13 1978 1990[/color]

Final 1990 nominees as chosen by voting committee appear in blue.

Carryover Nominees

1901-1985

[b]Player	        YR	From	To	W	L	WL%	ERA	G	GS	GF	CG	SHO	SV	IP	H	R	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA+[/b]
[COLOR="Blue"]Milt Wilcox 9 1977 1985 97 75 .564 3.91 234 220 6 63 7 0 1495.3 1443 721 650 143 537 851 103
Dave Rozema 8 1977 1984 57 46 .553 3.38 208 128 45 36 7 10 1007.3 1006 436 378 102 233 403 120
Aurelio Lopez 7 1979 1985 53 30 .639 3.41 355 4 245 0 0 85 713.0 609 291 270 86 288 519 119
Mark Fidrych 5 1976 1980 29 19 .604 3.10 58 56 2 34 5 0 412.3 397 163 142 23 99 170 126
Earl Whitehill 10 1923 1932 133 119 0.528 4.16 325 287 31 147 11 7 2171.3 2329 1225 1004 105 831 838 104
Harry Coveleski 5 1914 1918 69 43 0.616 2.34 157 125 22 68 9 8 1023.3 887 385 266 12 270 400 123[/color]

[b]Player YR From To G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG SB CS OPS+[/b]
[COLOR="Blue"]Steve Kemp 5 1977 1981 684 2504 378 711 114 18 89 422 375 362 .284 .376 .450 24 16 125
Mickey Stanley 15 1964 1978 1516 5022 641 1243 201 48 117 500 371 564 .248 .298 .377 44 23 90[/color]

[b]Manager YR From To G W L WP BstFin WstFin PostSsn Pennts WrldSer[/b]
[color=blue]Mayo Smith 4 1967 1970 651 363 285 .560 1 4 1 1 1
Steve O'Neill 6 1943 1948 933 509 414 0.551 1 5 1 1 1[/color]

[b]Owner/President YR From To[/b]
[color=blue]John Fetzer 24 1960 1983[/color]

Committee Members:

  • Voting Deadline - Friday, May 25th at 12:00 PM - Noon
  • Vote for up to 5 of the player nominees listed in blue above (1990 Pitchers, 1990 Position Players, and 1901-85 Carryover Nominees).
  • Votes for non-players (managers, owners, presidents, broadcasters, etc.) do not count against your 5-vote limit.

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I did not realize Chet Lemon was 13/41 on stolen base attempts as a Tiger. Shame on Sparky for running him so often.

Lemon, Morris, and Parrish are the class of this um... class. Willie Hernandez is an interesting case. Herndon may get some love, and Tom Brookens may get the Billy Rogell treatment. We'll see.

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Lemon, Morris, and Parrish are the class of this um... class. Willie Hernandez is an interesting case.

I like all four. This is a strong class.

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Morris, Parrish, Lemon and Evans are on for me.

Herndon is a good candidate but he was sort of a platoon player for many of his seasons. That will be accounted for. Hernandez was awesome in 1984 and much better in 1985 than people give him credit for. If I'm thinking Lopez I'm certainly thinking Hernandez and he's probably going to the the fifth one on the ballot.

There will be no convincing me of Tom Brookens. He was a poor hitter and not a very good defensive player. He was versatile and somehow Sparky Anderson's greatest love of all, but if we did the Tigers Hall of Shame based on our starters with 2,500 at bats or more he'd be one of my primary candidates. He just wasn't good.

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Lemon only had 13 steals??? Ed, I wouldn't be surprised if Chet ran on his own a lot.

I may have a full ballot of first timers. Depends on what I do with Evans and Willie. I'll have to examine Willie's non 1984 seasons. I think Darrell Evans got the shaft on the real HOF voting. Reading Bill James's comparison of him and Tony Perez was enlightening.

I love the photo choice of Brookens. He's got the porn stache and the mullet. When our kids are on here voting in 20 years he could be in as a manager. Does anyone know what happened to Mike Heath?

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Lemon, Morris, and Parrish are the class of this um... class. Willie Hernandez is an interesting case. Herndon may get some love, and Tom Brookens may get the Billy Rogell treatment. We'll see.

Lemon, Morris and Parrish are locks. I need to look at Evans and Hernandez more closely. There is no way Brookens should get any votes. He was a bad player all around and should not have been a regular so long. I'm still on the fence with Rogell as to the HOF but he was a very strong fielder, a much better player than Brookens.

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Reading Bill James's comparison of him and Tony Perez was enlightening.

The problem with using that is that much of Evans' career was spent outside of Detroit. I'm not convinced that he was a good enough hitter for a 1B/DH in his time here to deserve a vote. As it is, I have him ranked in the "almost in" tier of 1B with the likes of Tony Clark and Lu Blue.

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I know OPS+ is a stat people like to use so I'll do that here...

106 1984

138 1985

116 1986

135 1987

105 1988

I'm a bit surprised his 1984 season ranked that high. Those middle three seasons are pretty darn good based on the OPS rating.

If you look at his power Evans is a very good candidate. He hit 141 homers in just five years. That doesn't sound like a horrendous amount today, but back then it was a good number (even with 1987, the year of offense included).

How he didn't drive in a few more runs is interesting. Maybe if I looked back many of his walks came in those situations.

He was slower than slow. I once died laughing seeing him work so hard to break up a DP grounder that most would've and that is still etched in my mind. He didn't bat for high averages, but his OBP and Slug really balance that out in my mind.

He was a part of two key teams but I don't know how much "credit" I should give him in 1984. They say he provided leadership, but seeing him bat .245 with 26 homers would do more for me in terms of "leadership." 1987 he had a great season. Of course we'll forget about the ALCS and his defense. It did provide a pretty good memory when the Tiger fans applauded him the next game. He will get a boost for that season.

Evans will be on my ballot. However, I understand why others may knock him down a tad as well.

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Oh and I hope people reevaluate Fetzer. Dt35456884 asked me to do a post supporting his case but I know I'm not going to have time for it today.

Fetzer has to be in.

Jim Campbell initially I think should be in. I'll be doing a bit of research this week to see if I am right. I know he's given a ton of credit so I'm sure that's what I'll read. My initial impression is he's going to be in on my ballot by a pretty good distance but that's initial thoughts and they are not strong initial thoughts, so they can be swayed. We'll see.

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The problem with using that is that much of Evans' career was spent outside of Detroit. I'm not convinced that he was a good enough hitter for a 1B/DH in his time here to deserve a vote. As it is, I have him ranked in the "almost in" tier of 1B with the likes of Tony Clark and Lu Blue.

I wasn't suggesting that has any bearing on his chances for this HOF, only offering that up as trivia to his career as a whole. I have him as a possible but that's without looking at anything. I think most people have 3 locks and 2 possibles.

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