Who Does Tony Oliva Open The Hall of Fame Door For? – Part 3

For the next Golden Era ballot, Dick Allen will have four less competitors on it. This should pave the way for his induction. Also, Dick Allen had a short but productive career much like Oliva. It is a shame that they both didn't get elected in 2022 to provide a full circle moment for the 1964 AL and NL Rookies of the Year.

Who Does Tony Oliva Open The Hall of Fame Door For? – Part 2

While JAWS is a go-to method for pundits who evaluate Hall of Famers and non-Hall of Famers, I don't plan on using it as my main method for overlooked ballplayers. I think Dwight Evans has a very good Hall of Fame case. However, Evans and Oliva were different type of players and had different career arcs. So when I try to answer the question of who Tony Oliva opens the Hall of Fame door for, Evans is not part of the criteria.