This fascinating book covers every era of baseball, position by position, and answers the question: Which players really belong in the Hall of Fame?
Using eight simple criteria to determine the level of dominance each player exhibited during his career, baseball superexpert Robert Cohen defines the qualities a true Hall of Fame player should possess. Cohen solves — or fuels — the debate on who belongs in the Hall of Fame, and who doesn’t. He also discusses the careers of the best players not elected to the Hall of Fame and the circumstances surrounding the greatest injustices in the selection process.
Every great player is examined, not only in relation to the era in which he played, but against all the Hall-worthy stars who ever manned the position.
CONTROVERSIAL AND INTRIGUING
This book includes controversial sections on Pete Rose, Shoeless Joe Jackson, and the players of the Steroid Era — including Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, and Alex Rodriguez — plus the greatest stars recently retired or still playing! Who are the greatest baseball players of all time? Prepare to be entertained, educated, and shocked as Cohen lays out the hard facts and truths. This book is a must-read for every baseball fan!
Robert W. Cohen, a baseball scholar and lifelong fan, is the author of two previous books on the subject, A Team For The Ages: Baseball’s All- Time All-Star Team and The Lean Years of The Yankees: 1965-1975.