Greatest pitchers who never made the HOF

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    In no particular order

    1. Vida Blue
    2. Fernando Valenzuela
    3 Dwight Gooden
    4 Ron Guidry
    5 J R Richard
    6 Orel Hershiser
    7 David Cone
    8 Bret Saberhagen
     
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    a lot of people put jack morris on the list as well. in fact a lot would put him first.

    also there is jim kaat -- 283 wins

    i assume you are not saying that they all belong in -- just that they are the top of the list of those who arent in.
     
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    I am not saying they all belong. Mostly they had blazing talent that burnt out before they could gain HOF status. All were more talented than a Jack Morris or Jim Kaat

    I would like to see David Cone and Bret Saberhagen make the HOF though
     
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    A lot of Mets in that list.

    Jamie Moyer will be on that list too.
     
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    And 16 Gold Gloves...Beat me to it.

    A definite HOF snub.
     
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    That's a fine list. I'd add Luis Tiant.
     
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    El Tiante

    He had great stuff and loved his windup
     
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    yea, I agree mostly with your list.

    Louisiana Lightning belongs for sure, if sandy does;)

    I am not sure of Orel though....Cone....?:eusa_think:
     
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    Cone

    1988. 20-3. 2.22 ERA. 213 SO
    1994. 16-4. 2.94 ERA. Cy Young in strike shortened year
    1996. 20-7. 3.55 ERA.

    He also had a perfect game and 19 strike out game. Five World Series rings

    Cone had great stuff


    Orel was untouchable in 1988 and carried the Dodgers to a World Series title while setting the consecutive scoreless innings record
     
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    you can't really be saying that guidry was as good as koufax
     

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