Sarris: The adjustments that made the Hall of Famers

From SABR member Eno Sarris at FanGraphs on January 23, 2017:

The truth about a Hall of Fame career is that there’s no single magic moment that makes it happen. There’s no way you can put together the sort of resume that ends in Cooperstown unless you make many changes along the way. Baseball is that demanding.

When it’s all over, though, there’s time for looking back and for giving thanks. Because in order to make all those adjustments, the players had to receive advice from truth-peddling coaches and players along the way. For every adjustment, there was a trusted source that helped at just the right time.

So, along with the help of Alyson Footer of, Bill Ladson of, and others, I asked our newest Hall of Fame trio about their path to the big leagues.

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Originally published: January 23, 2017. Last Updated: January 23, 2017.