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THE HALL OF FAME INDEX: EVAN LONGORIA VS. ROBIN VENTURA AND JIMMY COLLINS

When we get to the modern third basemen we get to an interesting question as it pertains to the Hall of Fame. It is called the Baseball Hall of Fame. It isn’t called the MLB Hall of Fame or the Professional Hall of Fame. So, how much do we count accomplishments that occur outside of the big leagues? It may not have as big an impact on our current nominee Evan Longoria, but he does have some college numbers.

He played two seasons at Long Beach State and produced a combined 76 runs, 16 home runs, and 73 RBI in 483 plate appearances. One of the two players he is most comparable to had an even better collegiate record. Ventura won the Golden Spikes Award in 1986 (the Heisman trophy for college baseball players) with a sparkling .469 average, 21 home runs, and a ridiculous 107 runs and 95 RBI in just 69 games. He hit .428 across his whole college career and was voted the third best NCAA player in history.

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