What It Takes to Make It Into the Baseball Hall of Fame

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What it Takes to Make it Into the Hall of Fame Grant Millard University of Rio Grande Author Note This paper was prepared for English Composition II, taught by Professor Simmons. Abstract It is typically easy to figure out whether one is “good” at what do. It is not, however, as obvious when one becomes one of “the best” at what they do. A place for those who reach this level exists where these individuals are honored. This place is called the Hall of Fame. One of the most famous Halls is the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Since its inception in 1876, millions of people have played professional baseball, but only 242 players are considered one of “the best” and earn a coveted placement in the Baseball Hall of Fame. This paper analyzes the careers of certain players who have been recognized as one of “the best” and will discover what it takes to accomplish such recognition. What it Takes to Make it Into the Hall of Fame Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Ty Cobb, and Cy Young are four baseball players almost every baseball fan knows of. It is a well-known fact that all four are in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The question is what was it about their career made them that way? It is true that they are the best, but what is the standard to be recognized as such? These questions will be answered by analyzing these nine areas: 1. Hall of Fame pitchers 2. Hall of Fame Catchers 3. Hall of Fame First Basemen 4. Hall of Fame Second Basemen 5. Hall of Fame Third Baseman 6. Hall of Fame Short Stops 7. Hall of Fame Outfielders 8. Automatic Hall of Fame induction attributes 9. Automatic Hall of Fame rejection attribute By looking at these things, it can be logically concluded what it means to be “the best” and what it actually takes for a professional baseball player to make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame. What it takes

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