In 1985, Doc Gooden had one of the best seasons any pitcher has ever had in the history of baseball. Any other pitcher that year could have gotten 9-7, in pool terms. And he was only 20 years old with seemingly unlimited potential. But the rest of his career was a dud. Don Mattingly dominated all major league hitters for 3 years in the late 80s.Does the fact that he beat everybody he played playing one pocket and Eddie Taylor and Ronnie Allen wouldnt play him that game mean anything? Some people, and rightly so, think Danny Jones should be in the 1pkt HOF. Harold gave him a ball.
Neither of these two players are in Cooperstown because they won't induct a player simply because he was the best for a sliver of time.