Originally Posted by chicagowhitesox1
He would have gotten his atbats if he was 20 or 30 hits short at the end of his career. Again the strikes hurt him more than any player besides Tim Raines.
It's a fair point, but how long were teams going to let him hang around for 3000? That would be so White Sox.
I also think Fred McGriff was hurt by the strike of 94-95. He would be over 500 homers, which to a lot of voters is a Hall of Fame benchmark. Also, if he played his career clean with almost everyone else around him juicing to get to 500-600-762 homers, then it makes his career look less significant. Personally, I think McGriff was probably every bit as good as Willie McCovey or Eddie Murray.