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If Harold Baines is in the Hall of Fame, these former Twins should be too.

Totally fair and unbiased statistical comparisons

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The full 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame class was announced last night, so let’s compare some former Twins statistically to inductee Harold Baines. While this might be a little unfair to Baines’ long career, his Hall of Fame credentials seem to be largely based on cronyism, and therefore, we are going to have some fun at his expense.

Length of MLB Career:

Harold Baines: 22 years
Jesse Orosco: 24 years

Single season home runs:

Harold Baines: 29
Jason Kubel: 30

Career Stolen bases:

Harold Baines: 34
Lew Ford: 48

Career Batting Average

Harold Baines: .288
Shannon Stewart: .297

Career Triples:

Harold Baines: 49
Michael Cuddyer: 42

World Series Batting line:

Harold Baines: .143/.250/.571
A.J. Pierzynski: .267/.353/.400

Total teams played for:

Harold Baines: 5
Alex Presley: 5

Plate appearances in the year 2000

Harold Baines: 68
Rick Reed (a pitcher): 67

Career Fielding Percentage:

Harold Baines: .978
Kennys Vargas: .992

I demand that we elect all of these men to the Hall of Very Good immediately!