Rafael Palmeiro

Rafael Palmeiro
Birthdate 09/24/1964
Death Date
Debut Year 1986
Year of Induction
Teams Cubs, Orioles, Rangers
Positions Designated Hitter, First Base, Left Field

Rafael Palmeiro Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Alex Rodriguez, Eddie Murray & Albert Pujols are the only players to amass 500 homes and 3,000 hits.

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Rafael Palmeiro had a career worthy of Hall of Fame consideration

Rafael Palmeiro had a career worthy of Hall of Fame consideration

Rafael Palmiero broke into the Major Leagues with the Chicago Cubs in 1986. Three years later he was an all star. After the ’88 season, Palmeiro was traded to the Texas Rangers. He matured into a middle-of-the-order power hitter. In ten seasons with the Rangers, Palmeiro hit .290 with 321 home
Palmeiro is one of only 6 men with 3,000 hits and 500 homers

Palmeiro is one of only 6 men with 3,000 hits and 500 homers

When Rafael Palmeiro doubled in the 5th inning on July 15th, 2005, he became the 26th player to record 3,000 hits. He also reached the 500 homer milestone to become one of only six men in the history of the game to reach both benchmarks. The other men in the 3,000/500 club are baseball legends Hank

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Judgment of Steroid Era comes every year at Hall of Fame

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(Editors’ note: Mike Piazza was inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 24, 2016.) Can the game’s story be complete without a plaque of the baseball’s all-time home run leader? Doesn’t the man with the most Cy Young Awards deserve induction? How about the catcher with the most career homers? All have been on the ballot, yet none is enshrined. The allegations pointed toward Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are well-documented. The case for Mike Piazza remains less clear. Certainly his numbers are certainly Cooperstown-worthy. Amassed in any other era, his 427 homers and .308 lifetime average would be enough to garner the catcher a bronze plaque. Piazza’s six seasons with at least 100 runs batted in, 12 all-star appearances, and ten Silver Slugger awards certainly seem Cooperstown-worthy. In today’s Hall of Fame voting process, however, numbers aren’t enough. That’s where hypocrisy begins to creep in. During the steroid era, the Baseball Writers concerned themselves only with on-field performance. Seven times they voted prickly Barry Bonds the MVP; seven times they cast enough votes for Roger Clemens to receive the Cy Young Award. No one cared then that the players’ statistics might have been aided by performance enhancing drugs. When those same two players were on the Hall of Fame […]

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One response to “Rafael Palmeiro”

  1. Wade says:

    What about Bud Selig ? He allowed steroids into the game to begin with!

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