Some players put up stats that would make anyone think they are in the Hall of Fame ... well, not these guys. The list begins at Number 20, for the Top 20 Non-Hall of Famers.
Number 20 - Pete Browning
Going all the way back to the 1800's, you have the infamous slugger, Pete Browning. It may as will be the fact that Browning played in the time that baseball was just a developing game, or a street game. He received the nickname "Louisville Slugger" after playing a total of 13 season, hitting a great number of .341. Brown also hit .402 in the season of 1887, and lead the league in batting averages three times. If it wasn't for the fact that Browning played in the 1800's, where Writers believe was not a high level enough competition, he'd be an easy choice.
Number 19 - Vada Pinson
It was time of superstars when Pinson entered the Big Leagues, as players like Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, and Roberto Clemente took the MLB by storm ... overshadowing players such as Pinson himself. He neared the mark of 3,000 hits, but fell short at 2,757, for a career batting average of .287, but if it wasn't for his early retirement at age 36, it would've have been an easy achievement for Pinson to reach 3,000 hits.
Number 18 - Lee Smith
"In the 9th inning, Smith won the game 90% of the time.." Those were the words of one of Lee Smith's teammates... and it showed. Smith finished his career at a fat number of 478 saves, which was first at the time of his career. Smith also finished first in the league four times in saves, and a career high
Thank You for having Lee Smith in your "20 Should Be In the NBHOF" How can Baseball Writers elect Goose Gossage (and his 310 Saves) and not Lee Smith or John Franco or Billy Wagner - the 400+ Savers NOW ELIGIBLE BUT NOT ELECTED by these "so-called Pundants" of Baseball