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    Fewest Homers by a Hall of Famer?

    Traditionally, 500 HR is instant, sure-fire Hall of Famer. But many HOF'ers never even come close to that mark. So it got me thinking, what position player had the FEWEST career homers, but still made the hall?

    Ray Schalk. 18 Seasons, from 1912-1929. 11 career HR.

    OK, so that's at the tail end of the deadball era. What about post war (1945 and on)? Anybody know? I'm having trouble finding it. So far, the lowest modern-era HOF'er I've been able to find is Louis Aparicio, who over 18 seasons from 1956-1973, managed to hit 83 bombs.

    Anybody lower than that? That has to be current modern-era HOF players, not those yet to be elected, or active players (Ichiro, with 77 HR, could be in the future maybe, if he stops hitting homers?).

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    Post 1945, you are looking at Ozzie Smith with 28 HR's

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    Ahh. Good one. I knew Ozzie was down there, but for some reason didn't think of him in regards to this. I remember even having him on my fantasy team one year, and cursing his lack of offense. Awesome player for other reasons though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdgarM_11 View Post

    Anybody lower than that? That has to be current modern-era HOF players, not those yet to be elected, or active players (Ichiro, with 77 HR, could be in the future maybe, if he stops hitting homers?).
    And also Ichiro hasn't played full like 15-18 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by JesRey View Post
    And also Ichiro hasn't played full like 15-18 years

    Ichiro wont be around much longer. He's in his 30s because he played in japan for so long he wont go past 150 hrs

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    What about pitchers? Do they count? Because I'm sure there are many pitchers in the HOF who have never hit a HR.

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    thats why he said postion players only, or else it would easily be a pitcher from the AL

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    Omar Vizquel has played 21 seasons - he has 77 home runs. I think he'll get in the hall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JesRey View Post
    And also Ichiro hasn't played full like 15-18 years
    Ichiro came to mind, because his game is all about speed and the infield hit. A player needs to play in the MLB for 10 years to become eligible for the hall... Ichiro needs to play this season and the next, then he could retire and be eligible. He's already played nine years in Japan, so his professional career has been quite long.

    I fear that since his game is so speed reliant, that if he loses a step, his game would fall off a cliff, so I'm not sure how long he has left. But if anybody has a chance to keep their skills going past 40 its Ichiro, he takes care of his body, and rarely gets injured.

    Nellie Fox is another good one I hadn't thought of. Bill Mazeroski was the first guy I thought would be a possibility, but when I looked his stats up, he actually had a fair amount of homeruns.

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