The Chicago White Sox have had a bit of success with guys making it to the Hall of Fame lately, but does this pitcher deserve it?
The Chicago White Sox have had some awesome pitchers over the years. One of the best in franchise history is wondering if he will ever be in the Hall of Fame. That guy is Mark Buehrle. The Hall of Fame induction was last weekend and former White Sox designated hitter Harold Baines got in. The conversation got going online when it came out that Hawk Harrelson said he believes Buehrle should be in the Hall.
He gets lots of wonder around his Hall of Fame possibilities kind of like his old teammate Paul Konerko. They both have fair cases to be in, but Buehrle especially should be in the Hall of Fame. He has lots of checkmarks among things that you would want to see from a guy to get into the Hall.
In his career he has been an All-Star five times, won the World Series, threw a perfect game, and then a second no-hitter, he is a four-time gold glove winner, had 14 straight seasons with 200+ innings, 15 straight seasons of 10+ wins to total up to a career total of 214 wins, and he had a 59.2 career WAR. Those are lots of very nice achievements and they suggest a great case for him to be selected to the Hall of Fame someday. It may be soon, or it might take a while but he definitely deserves it.
Buehrle was one of the fan favorites when he was a member of the Chicago White Sox, and he was just as good of a player as he was a man. He deserves to be given this honor and White Sox fans should be behind him and his possible induction. It is going to be close but he has lots of things on his resume that show he deserves to be in. Hopefully, the voters see it our way someday.