Graham Womack of Baseball: Past and Present is at it again. That is, he's introduced another interesting project for me and other like-minded types to obsess over.
This time around, he's asking us to name the 50 players we would choose to represent the Hall of Fame's "inner circle," you know the absolute elite of the elite.
Only current Hall of Famers are eligible, which quite honestly made a few decisions a little easier. Not that this was an easy exercise by any stretch of the imagination.
Well, the first 40 or so seemed pretty automatic, but after that it got difficult in a heartbeat.
Anyway, I decided there should at least be a little balance by position, and I mostly succeeded at that. I also felt, difficult as it is to make such comparisons, there should be at least a few Negro Leaguers, so I went with the three players who seem to be consensus legends.
I'm not going to bother discussing the guys who were most difficult to leave off. Feel free to ask me about so-and-so if you wish, though.
So, without further ado, here are my 50, organized by position:
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