Here’s an interesting fact I read today on MLB.com:
Twenty years have passed since the last time the Baseball Writers’ Association of America elected a left fielder into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The last left fielder elected to the Hall by the BBWAA was Carl Yastrzemski. Players from every other position have been elected since then.
The reason this came up is because Rickey Henderson, a left fielder, is on his first Hall of Fame ballot and should be elected considering his numerous records that include most career stolen bases (1,406) and most career runs scored (2,295). Henderson is not known for his humility, but hopefully he will show some during his induction speech.
Results of this year’s BBWAA vote will be announced January 12.