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OBC Hall of Mediocrity (HOM)

The HOM is a place where great players of the past, who have little hope of entering the hall of fame, are honored for their careers which brought joy to many fans.

Mediocrity - The word mediocrity is not in any way to be taken as a slam against these guys. The word mediocre has its' origin in the Old Latin, and literally means "half way up the hill," which all of these guys certainly were. In our opinion, anyone who ever got to throw one pitch, or had only one at bat, or only got to pinch-run once, made it!

RULES of eligibility:

No chance of ever making the "real" Hall
Must have played in the majors (or had a baseball card issued) prior to 1980
Must be nominated by a current OBC member
No more than 1 player may be nominated by any individual

To nominate a prospective member, email Grant Rainsley, the HOM commissioner. [PLEASE, OBC MEMBERS ONLY!]



Dick Allen MLB 1963-1977
Nominated by: Richard Labs

Mark Belanger MLB 1965-1982
Nominated by: Sean McGowan

Gus Bell MLB 1950-1964
Nominated by: Greg Miller

Bobby Bonds MLB 1968-1981
Nominated by: Randy Welk

Bob Boone MLB 1972-1990
Nominated by: Joshua Levine

Jim Bouton MLB 1962-1978
Nominated by: Steve Sankner

Clete Boyer MLB 1955-1971
Nominated by: George Pizzo

Bill Buckner MLB 1969-1990
Nominated by: Pat Sweeney

Jose Cardenal MLB 1963-1980
Nominated by: Joel Glickman

Norm Cash MLB 1958-1974
Nominated by: Mark Talbot

Dean Chance MLB 1961-1971
Nominated by: Bob Reed

Bubba Church MLB 1950-1955
Nominated by: Rick Redpath

Dave Concepcion MLB 1970-1988
Nominated by: Tom Housley

Vic Davalillo MLB 1972-1990
Nominated by: Andy Cook

Walt Dropo MLB 1949-1961
Nominated by: Chris Tripler

Walt Dubiel MLB 1944-1952
Nominated by: George Vrechek

Ryne Duren MLB 1954-1965
Nominated by: John Collins

Woody English MLB 1927-1938
Nominated by: Jeff Sackmann

Dwight Evans MLB 1972-1991
Nominated by: Neal Thomas

Mark Fidrych MLB 1976-1980
Nominated by: John McLaughlin

George Foster MLB 1969-1986
Nominated by: John Stamper

Oscar Gamble MLB 1969-1985
Nominated by: Erik Greenwood

Jim Gentile MLB 1957-1966
Nominated by: Ed Schott

Sid Gordon MLB 1941-1955
Nominated by: Andy Baran

Dick Groat MLB 1946-1960
Nominated by: Patrick Prickett

Johnny Groth MLB 1946-1960
Nominated by: John Harrell

Johnny Grubb MLB 1972-1987
Nominated by: Lynn Miller

Stan Hack MLB 1932-1947
Nominated by: Wayne Delia

Tommy Harper MLB 1962-1976
Nominated by: Joel Freedman

Buddy Harrelson MLB 1965-1980
Nominated by: Sal Domino

Woodie Held MLB 1954-1969
Nominated by: Bill Malson

Keith Hernandez MLB 1974-1990
Nominated by: Shawn Smart

Dick Hoblitzell MLB 1908-1918
Nominated by: Geno Wagner

Gil Hodges MLB 1943-1963
Nominated by: Dave Toback

Billy Hoeft MLB 1952-1966
Nominated by: Grant Rainsley

Bob Horner MLB 1978-1988
Nominated by: Jimmy Parker

Willie Horton MLB 1963-1980
Nominated by: Mike Rich

Elston Howard MLB 1963-1980
Nominated by: Mike Rumley-Wells

Kent Hrbek MLB 1981-1994
Nominated by: Mac Wubben

Jay Johnstone MLB 1966-1985
Nominated by: Jim Beauchemin

Bob Keegan MLB 1953-1958
Nominated by: TJ Valacak

Darold Knowles MLB 1967-1980
Nominated by: Todd Knowles

Jim Konstanty MLB 1944-1956
Nominated by: Peter Mead

Bill Lee MLB 1969-1982
Nominated by: Chris Stufflestreet

Phil Linz MLB 1962-1968
Nominated by: Brian Lindholme

Roger Maris MLB 1944-1957
Nominated by: Aaron Shirley

Gene Mauch MLB 1944-1957
Nominated by:

Charlie Maxwell MLB 1950-1964
Nominated by: Earl Kilbourn

Dick McAuliffe MLB 1960-1975
Nominated by: Glenn Codere

Tug McGraw MLB 1965-1984
Nominated by: Yuk Chow

Roy McMillan MLB 1951-1966
Nominated by: Bob Schaub

Don Mincher MLB 1960-1972
Nominated by: Matt Shirley

Minnie Minoso MLB 1949-1980
Nominated by: Mike Mackie

Rick Monday MLB 1966-1984
Nominated by: Geordie Calvert

Thurman Munson MLB 1969-1979
Nominated by: Jerry Barnes

Bobby Murcer MLB 1965-1983
Nominated by: Bill Wolpmann

Jim Nash MLB 1966-1972
Nominated by: Keith Summers

Joe Nuxhall MLB 1944-1966
Nominated by: Wes Shepard

Tony Oliva MLB 1962-1976
Nominated by: Ray Luurs

Johnny Pesky MLB 1942-1954
Nominated by: T.J. Valacak

Jimmy Piersall MLB 1950-1967
Nominated by: Dan Austin

Vada Pinson MLB 1958-1975
Nominated by: Andy Kimball

Boog Powell MLB 1961-1977
Nominated by: Rick Lyons

Jamie Quirk MLB 1975-1992
Nominated by: Spike Glidden

Pete Reiser MLB 1940-1952
Nominated by: Brian Betza

Rick Reuschel MLB 1972-1991
Nominated by: Charles Skelley

Jerry Reuss MLB 1969 - 1990
Nominated by: Joe Isaac

Cookie Rojas MLB 1962-1977
Nominated by: Charles Yeiter

Muddy Ruel MLB 1915-1934
Nominated by: Jim Silva

Charlie Silvera MLB 1948-1957
Nominated by: Rick Ellison

Reggie Smith MLB 1966-1982
Nominated by: Dick Cummings

Mickey Stanley MLB 1964-1978
Nominated by: Mike Mroz

Harry Steinfeldt MLB 1898-1911
Nominated by: Geno Wagner

Wayne Terwilliger MLB 1949-1960
Nominated by: David Skoglund

Dickie Thon MLB 1979-1993
Nominated by: Howard Morgan

Gus Triandos MLB 1953-1965
Nominated by: John Ball III

Virgil Trucks MLB 1941-1958
Nominated by: Jimi Thayer

John Tsitouris MLB 1957-1968
Nominated by: Tom Billing

Bob Uecker MLB 1962-1967
Nominated by: Mike Jackson

Zoilo Versalles MLB 1959-1971
Nominated by: Doug DeJong

Jimmy Wynn MLB 1963-1977
Nominated by: Andy Huntoon

Don Zimmer MLB 1954-1965
Nominated by: Neal Thomas


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