Red Sox Icon Dwight Evans Falls Short in Hall of Fame Vote
The former Red Sox outfielder was considered to be leading candidate this year, and fell four votes short.
It's hard to be a Red Sox fan who watched the team in the 80's, and wrap your head around Dwight Evans still not being elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Absolute legend, with stats to back it up. According to Boston.com, Dewey played 19 seasons with the Red Sox and one with the Orioles. Along the way, compiled 385 home runs and 1,384 RBIs while winning eight Gold Glove Awards in right field. The #24 was a three-time All-Star and two-time Silver Slugger Award winner. Another incredible stat: Evans posted a .370 career on-base percentage, and is one of 34 players all-time with at least 1,300 runs scored, 1,300 RBIs, and 1,300 walks.
However, a vote by the Modern Era Committee during the Winter Meetings in San Diego deemed he wasn't worthy enough.
I mean, look at the players on this home run list.
The whole election process is a little strange. A 16-person Hall of Fame Board-appointed committee, evaluates managers, executives, umpires, and players who did not receive 75 percent of the vote from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. For this round, those whose most significant career impact was realized from 1970 through 1987, per Boston.com.
So, who made it in? Catcher Ted Simmons and pioneering players union head Marvin Miller, according to Boston.com