Roger Clemens has been acquitted on charges that he lied to the Congress about not using performance enhancing drugs. Now the question becomes: Will he make it into the MLB Hall of Fame even though the public court of opinion believes he was probably one of the many users in what’s being called baseball’s steroid era? And, will writers elect other presumed users into the HOF when they become eligible?
It may be hard for steroid players to make the HOF, but it may be even harder for those who need to wear glasses. I recently read an article that stated there are only two baseball players who wore glasses while playing and later made the HOF, Chick Hafey and Reggie Jackson.
I’ll start the eyeglass debate today! Roids vs Glasses: Who has a better chance making it into baseball’s Hall of Fame?
In my book, See To Play, I note how almost 40% players are weeded out of making into the professional level in their sport because of their eyes. Now, I find out it’s even rarer to make it to Cooperstown.
(Click here to read an article that states that only 3% of baseball players in the majors wore glasses through the years of 1871-2003.)
Mark McGuire wore contacts while playing and has also been a presumed PED user in baseball. Does that make his chances exponentially harder to make it into the HOF because of both of those factors?
Baseball is a game of statistics. Read See to Play to make the playing field equal!
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