No shoo-ins for MLB Hall of Fame

Craig Biggio had 3,060 career hits, and 3,000 always meant a July pass to Cooperstown, says Sun...

Craig Biggio had 3,060 career hits, and 3,000 always meant a July pass to Cooperstown, says Sun columnist Bob Elliott. (SHAUN BEST/Reuters)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:44 AM ET

A knowledgeable baseball man — a friend — maintains there are 10 better candidates on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot than Craig Biggio.

Oh really?

We’ll find out Wednesday afternoon when the 2013 Hall of Fame class is unveiled.

My respected friend started off by listing Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, linked by being arguably the best at their profession and performance-enhancing drugs accusations.

Then, my pal went down the alphabetical list rhyming off eight more names he thought more deserving than Biggio: Jeff Bagwell, Edgar Martinez, Jack Morris, Dale Murphy, Mike Piazza, Tim Raines, Alan Trammell and Larry Walker.

Bonds is the best hitter I ever saw, a man who could go four days between seeing strikes and on the fifth day hit one 450 feet.

Clemens would buzz a hitter to run the count to 3-2 with the bases loaded and then throw a breaking ball on the outside corner for strike three at the knees.


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