Sierra Missed: Three Former Texas Rangers Are Now on the Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot
And they're joined by one of my favorite Rangers of all time: Ruben Sierra, who makes his debut on the 2012 Hall of Fame ballot alongside the likes of Bernie Williams, Bill Mueller, Terry Mulholland, Tim Salmon and a bunch of other guys who ain't gettin' in their first swims through baseball immortality. As Deadspin notes, the whole heads-up from the Hall and the BBWAA reads like one long shrug. Here's all the space Ruben gets:
Outfielder Ruben Sierra led the AL in RBI with 109 in 1989 with the Texas Rangers when he ran second to the Milwaukee Brewers' Robin Yount for the AL Most Valuable Player Award. Sierra drove in 1,322 runs over a 20-season career with nine clubs.Last time I saw Sierra was at the Ballpark on September 25, when the Rangers closed out the regular season against Seattle. He was out in the walkway, signing balls and whanots if you bought a memory card. Almost bought one. Almost.