July 5, 2012
Reggie Jackson dumps on Hall of Famers
By QMI Agency
Reggie Jackson apparently isn't too happy with some of the guys he is rubbing shoulders with in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The former New York Yankees hero, who was elected to the Hall in 1993, told Sports Illustrated that the shrine has some undeserving members.
"I didn't see Kirby Puckett as a Hall of Famer," Jackson said. "I didn't see Gary Carter as a Hall of Famer. I didn't see Don Sutton as a Hall of Famer. I didn't see Phil Niekro as a Hall of Famer. As much as I like Jim Rice, I'm not so sure he's a Hall of Famer."
As for whether Bert Blyleven should have been elected to the Hall: "No. No, no, no, no. Blyleven wasn't even the dominant pitcher of his era, it was Jack Morris."