I saw recently that he made the Hall of Fame and then pundits spewed a lot of hate. I recall seeing him play in person for years for some really crappy White Sox teams. In his youth he had HOF written all over him. He wasn't going to get huge numbers back then because he had nobody to protect him in the lineup and yet put up really good numbers. And then he had knee injuries. Even with that he was close to 3000 hits and 400 homers for his career just falling a little short in each. He didn't have as many homers as Ernie Banks but he had a lot more hits. And he didn't play at Wrigley which is pretty much a phone booth for homers. Could it be that he was very quiet and not as sportscaster friendly as Mr. Cub? (Ernie did have about four years in the middle of his career that were outstanding and maybe those four years are why he is in the HOF and not his career numbers.) I really don't know if Harold Baines deserved the HOF nod. He was a really good player. You could make a case either way. And he was voted in by contemporary baseball pros and not sportswriters so I have some respect for that. But the hate from pundits was horrible.