Houston Astros: Lance Berkman’s case for the Hall of Fame

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Houston Astros legend Lance Berkman

CHICAGO – MAY 16: Lance Berkman #17 of the Houston Astros (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Houston Astros have two Hall of Famers that have been elected in recent years. Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell finally got in after long battles and many years. Lance Berkman may have a shot to join them in 2019.

The 2018 Hall of Fame class was a legendary one. Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome, Trevor Hoffman, Jack Morris and Alan Trammell were all enshrined on this momentous day. The only former member of the Houston Astros that was close to enshrinement was Roger Clemens.

Chipper was one of the best switch hitters to ever played the game and he did it for a long time. Vlady was one of the most dynamic players of his time. Thome had one of the biggest bats in MLB history while Hoffman is one of the best closers to ever do it. Morris and Trammell are legendary members of the Tigers who finally received enshrinement.

The 2019 class is sure to be legendary as well. Roy Halladay, Mariano Riveria, Andy Pettitte, Miguel Tejada, and Todd Helton are a few of the names eligible. Oh yeah, and Lance Berkman. This is a very stacked, crowded class to say the least.

Berkman has a pretty convincing case to one day be enshrined in the Hall. He was never one of the faces of the MLB but, during his career, he was one of the MLB’s most potent bats. He also did it while being a switch hitter, which makes his career even more impressive.

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