Is Greg Dobbs a Hall of Famer? by Greg Dobbs
Updated: July 16, 2010

By , Guest Columnist

Hello fans! It’s Greg Dobbs, your favorite pinch hitter and corner infielder, ready to fan the flames of the growing “Is Greg Dobbs a Hall of Famer?” debate.

Greg Dobbs knows you’re probably wondering ‘how is this even up for debate?’ and Greg Dobbs couldn’t agree with you more. But, believe it or not, there are people out there walking the streets that believe the Hall of Fame is no place for Greg Dobbs. It’s as if they’ve never seen Greg Dobbs play before.

While Greg Dobbs could easily talk all day about why the Hall of Fame needs Greg Dobbs, Greg Dobbs will let the numbers do the talking.

1. Greg Dobbs’ career .264 batting average is higher than Luis Aparicio, Gary Carter, Reggie Jackson, Harmon Killebrew, Rabbit Maranville, Bill Mazeroski, Ozzie Smith and this guy Joe Tinker, who are all in the Hall of Fame. If Greg Dobbs is a better hitter than Mr. October and the Wizard of Oz, then why doesn’t Greg Dobbs have a cool nickname? And more importantly, why isn’t Greg Dobbs in the Hall of Fame?

2. Phillies great Richie Ashburn hit 29 home runs in his Hall of Fame career. Do you know who else has hit 29 home runs in his career? That’s right. Greg Dobbs. Give Greg Dobbs a few more low pressure game situations and Greg Dobbs will pass Richie in no time.

3. Greg Dobbs finished the 2006 season with an amazing .370 batting average for the Seattle Mariners. Do you know how many Hall of Famers never hit .370 in a season? So-called ‘Hammerin’ Hank Aaron never hit .370 in a season. George Brett, arguably one of the greatest hitters of all time, only hit .370 or better once in his career. That’s right. The same number of times as Greg Dobbs.

The numbers don’t lie.

Greg Dobbs could provide several hundred more reasons why Greg Dobbs should be a surefire first-ballot Hall of Famer, but Greg Dobbs has to go work on his hitting. As much as the fans think Greg Dobbs’ talent comes naturally, it takes a lot of hard work and determination to do what Greg Dobbs does.

See you in Cooperstown!


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