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Any Overlooked Pre-Free Agency Veterans Who Belong in HoF?

There's a lot of talk about how worthy various players since 1977 are of Hall of Fame induction. Have the various Veterans committees missed on anyone? I'm just going to throw out names of players before my time, who some might consider to be Hall of Fame players. I'll even include one that I can remember at the end of his career with the Cardinals, Jim Kaat. Kaat was clearly a better pitcher with the Twins and White Sox than he was with St. Louis, so I can't say I really saw the real Jim Kaat pitch. Does anybody think that players such as Gil Hodges, Dick Allen, and Minnie Minoso should be in the Hall of Fame? What about Tony Oliva and Luis Tiant? Looking at a stat sheet, it would be a tough sell for me to put any of those players in the Hall. Then again, I'm just looking at stat sheets. Did any of these players pass the "eye test" for Hall of Fame consideration by those of you who actually saw them play? Is there anybody I'm overlooking that should be considered seriously for the Hall of Fame from the mid-1970's and further back?

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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