Bobby Abreu – Hall Bound?

By jason keen
Updated: September 11, 2009
Bobby Abreu Hall of Fame

There are only 50 players in major league history with 500 or more doubles, Bobby Abreu currently has 475. There are only 20 players in the history of baseball in the 250/250 club, Abreu being one. There have been fifty two 30-30 seasons by 32 different players, Abreu has two.

Abreu is one of only six players in major league history with 250 home runs, 2,000 hits, 1,000 runs, 1,000 runs batted in, 1,000 walks and 300 stolen bases. The others are Barry Bonds, Craig Biggio, Joe Morgan, Rickey Henderson and Willie Mays. Mays, Morgan and Henderson are in baseball’s Hall of Fame; Bonds and Biggio had Hall of Fame-caliber careers but are not yet eligible for induction.

 

He is on pace to finish this year with 100+ runs batted in for the 7th consecutive year.Only 12 players have reached 8 consecutive seasons and 4 are linked to performance enhancing drugs:

1 Lou Gehrig
2 Jimmie Foxx
3 Al Simmons
4 Alex Rodriguez
5 Rafael Palmeiro
6 Manny Ramirez
7 Sammy Sosa
8 Albert Pujols
9 Babe Ruth
10 Mel Ott
11 Willie Mays
12 Frank Thomas

In the history of major league baseball 263 players have reached the 1000 rbi milestone and 301 have reached the 1000 run milestone. Abreu has already achieved both and is 250 runs and 325rbis short of becoming just the 15th player with 1500 runs and 1500 rbis.

If he retired today he would be top 45 all time in on base percentage. And, unless my research is incorrect he is the only player to ever reach 30HR, 40SB, 402B, 100 BB, 100RBI, and 100R in one season. So you tell me, is he hall of fame bound?

 

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