Thursday, December 6, 2018

Modern Hall of Famers in the Hundreds Slots N - Z

We continue today with the back half of the alphabet...

Phil Niekronever

Jim Palmer - once - 1977  Three Cy Youngs but just one hundreds slot

Tony Pereznever

Gaylord Perrynever

Kirby Puckett - four times - 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994  That's better than most Twins stars

Tim Rainesnever

Jim Rice - three times - 1979, 1980, 1981  A nice little three year run for Rice

Cal Ripken - four times - 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997 He got his hundreds towards the end of his career, as he was zeroing in on the ironman record.

Mariano Rivera - one time - 2013  Only once for the save king?

Alex Rodriguez - five times - 1999, 2000, 2001, 2010, 2012  This number seems low, but there were also several years where he was card #1 in the set.

Ivan Rodriguez - once - 2004  Another catcher without much recognition.

Pete Rose - five times - 1971, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987  Only four times for the hit king?  He's got quite a span between his first and last appearance.

Nolan Ryan - four times - 1975, 1978, 1986, 1993  Only four times for the strikeout king?  He's got quite a span between his first and last appearance.

Mike Schmidt - seven times - 1982 thru 1986, 1988, 1989  Surprised it took until 1982 for him as he was a big stud in the late '70s.

Tom Seaver - four times - 1970, 1976, 1979, 1980

Ozzie Smithnever

John Smoltznever

Willie Stargell - two times - 1974, 1975

Bruce Sutternever

Don Suttonnever

Ichiro Suzuki - six times - 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2016  For a while he was on an every other year schedule

Frank Thomas - one time - 1996  Looks like the snub applied to both sides of Chicago

Jim Thomenever

Alan Trammelnever

Dave Winfield - one time - 1982 A big Yankee with just one appearance?  Wow

Carl Yastrzemskinever

Robin Yount - never


  1. Yesterday I asked about the least memorable players to get 00 numbers. I looked through a few checklists--just a sample--and here's a nominee: in 1987, Dave Bregman gets 700! Gary Carter, Tony Gwynn, Ozzie Smith, and Tim Raines were all more or less in their primes and had never gotten a 00 number, but Dave Bregman gets the call. Yeesh.

  2. Ozzie, Yaz, and Yount are the biggest shocks of the day. Oh... I guess Ryan only having four appearances is surprising as well. I'm not too surprised at Mo only making one "00" appearance. He's hands down the greatest reliever... but he's a reliever.

    P.S. Never took the time to appreciate that 1982 Topps Winfield. That's a great looking card.

  3. I'm really surprised that Frank Thomas wasn't on more. He was in that stratosphere with Griffey Jr. as far as cards went in the 90s. Maybe they were mad because he had a product contract with Leaf. Also wonder how many of these guys were #1 instead of the round number. Oooopsss...