How many future HOFers are on this 2010 version of the greatest team on earth? Can it set a record? (The record for HOFers on a team in a single season is 9 plus a HOF manager held by the 1928 & 1931-33 Yanks. The 1930 version had the 9 but not the manager:
1928 -- Combs, Coveleski, Bill Dickey, Durocher, Gehrig, Hoyt, Lazzeri, Pennock, Ruth, manager Huggins.
1930 -- Combs, Dickey, Gehrig, Gomez, Hoyt, Lazzeri, Pennock, Ruffing, Ruth.
1931-33 -- Combs, Dickey, Gehrig, Gomez, Lazzeri, Pennock, Ruffing, Ruth, Sewell, manager McCarthy.
As an aside, I learned that the Yanks actually do not have the most total HOFers, actually we’re 3d behind the Giants and Cardinals.
Anyway, setting steroids issues aside I concluded the following:
- First Ballot (in order of likely voter percentage): Rivera, Jeter, A-Rod
- Probable: Pettitte, Posada, Sabathia
- Working On It: Tex, Cano
- Major Longshots But Possible: Hughes, Joba, Girardi