So far we have -
Gary Thornton - 4.71
Rogers Torrealba - 2.26
Sparky McNamara - 2.93
Jorge Ortiz - 5.02
George Bowie - 4.32
Here are some more candidates mentioned in the world chat -
Win Shares Per Season - 2.05
A surprisingly low number for a big name. If you look at his ratings, though, he really wasn't elite. He's Harold Spradlin with better stamina and inferior vs. rhp. That being said, 600+ homers is hard to ignore.
Win Shares Per Season - 2.96
As a DH, Beltre may never get in. He batted an amazing .450 in season 7, a record that will never be broken. Still, he has two strikes against him - he's a DH and 2.96 may not be good enough
Win Shares Per Season - 2.52
A good candidate but hurt by poor defense at SS.
Win Shares Per Season - 3.11
A very good candidate that has no love in the vote. If the Hall lowers the WS threshhold to 3, he's got a chance.
Win Shares Per Season - 4.64
Johnson had a very good career at Catcher. He was average defensively, but outstanding at the plate with a career 1.030 OPS.
And, just for fun, 3 guys that have been talked about as sure-fire HOF'rs
Win Shares Per Season - 2.78
Wow! Juan is really hurt by the normalization. Can the hit king really be kept out?
Win Shares Per Season - 5.22
Sounds about right. Milton has been an amazing player for a long time. A lock for the HOF
Win Shares Per Season - 2.60
Another surprising number for a very good player. Hard to ignore all those awards.