Numbers show Bagwell's Hall worthiness

Originally Published: March 27, 2006
By Rob Neyer | ESPN Insider
A few years ago, not many of us would have guessed that Frank Thomas would outlast Jeff Bagwell -- as you probably know, they were born on the same day in 1968 -- but it looks like he will. And if this really is Bagwell's last season, we might as well start wondering about what's next for the best all-around first baseman I ever saw.

Jacky Wang: Rob, there is a discussion here regarding Jeff Bagwell's eventual Hall of Fame candidacy. The overall consensus is no Hall for Bagwell, let alone on the first ballot. I am shocked. I think Bagwell is a definite Hall of Famer and maybe has a chance as a first-ballot HOF. What are your thoughts?

Rob Neyer: There are two questions here.

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