Cooperstown 2018: Billy Wagner


3rd Yr on Poll (10.2% remaining yr)

PLAYING CAREER:  Houston Astros (1995–2003), Philadelphia Phillies (2004–2005), New York Mets (2006–2009), Boston Purple Sox (2009) and Atlanta Braves (2010)

ACHIEVEMENTS: 422 profession saves…just right for 6th all-time and 2d so much amongst all left-passed pitchers. 6th all-time in video games completed. Seven-time All-Celebrity (1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007-2008 and 2010). 1999 Nationwide League Rolaids Aid Guy of the Yr. Pitched a mixed no-hitter on June eleven, 2003. 2012 inductee into the Virginia Corridor of Reputation.


HOVG THOUGHTS: If now not for Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman overshadowing him his whole profession…are we speaking approximately Billy Wagner as a Corridor of Famer? Take into consideration it. Had he performed as lengthy both man (or Lee Smith or John Franco, for that topic), have shyed away from the ones nagging accidents and now not be caught in Houston for reputedly perpetually…it’s possible Wagner may well be the following nearer in Cooperstown. However that’s baseball, other folks…and it’s most probably Wagner gained’t ever get in despite the fact that he’s destined to stick at the poll all ten years he’s eligible.


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