In this week’s Sports Illustrated, the magazine is doing their annual “Where Are They Now?” series and one of the former athletes they’re featuring is Hall of Fame baseball legend Reggie Jackson.
In the piece, Jackson has some choice words about the current selection process into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
“I didn’t see Kirby Puckett as a Hall of Famer. I didn’t see Gary Carter as a Hall of Famer. I didn’t see Don Sutton as a Hall of Famer. I didn’t see Phil Niekro as a Hall of Famer. As much as I like Jim Rice, I’m not so sure he’s a Hall of Famer.” What about Bert Blyleven? “No. No, no, no, no,” Jackson says. “Blyleven wasn’t even the dominant pitcher of his era — it was Jack Morris.”