Wednesday, November 21, 2012

1951 Topps Red Back #6 - Allie Reynolds

Allie Reynolds (b. 1917 - d. 1994) played in the majors from 1942 to 1954 for the Indians and Yankees.  He had a career record of 182-107, 3.30 ERA and 1,423 strikeouts.  He was a 5-time All Star and finished as high as 2nd for the AL MVP in 1952 when he went 20-8 with a 2.06 ERA.  He won the World Series
with the Yankees a total of 6 times and had a career World Series record of 7-2 with a 2.79 ERA in 15 World Series games.

He appeared on 13 Hall of Fame ballots during his eligibility, yet only received a high of 33.6% of the vote in 1968.  He has been on a few Veterans Committee ballots, and still had not garnered enough support to gain entry to the Hall.  Why is this guy not in the Hall of Fame?  Your guess is as good as mine.

Deceased: 5
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