This week's Burning Question, posed by your friendly...

WINNERS AND LOSERS

May 01, 1994

This week's Burning Question, posed by your friendly Winners and Losers staff is: Which active major leaguers have a legitimate shot to join the Hall of Fame? For guys like Dave Winfield and Eddie Murray, the question is not if they'll get to Cooperstown, but which hat will make their plaque. Here's a look at the current output of six players who could be enshrined in the Hall.

Tony Gwynn .. .. .. .. .. .. ..Winner Off and running for his fifth National League batting title with average over .400 as of Friday.

R.Henderson .. .. .. .. .. .. .Loser Typical Rickey year after signing a new contract: .233 BA, and caught stealing more often than not.

Paul Molitor .. .. .. .. .. ...Winner Injury-plagued in Milwaukee, but has replaced Winfield nicely in Toronto (.355 BA, leads team in hits)

Ryne Sandberg .. .. .. .. .. ..Acceptable batting average (.296), but outhomered 6-1 by not-so-legendary Karl "Tuffy" Rhodes.

D. Eckersley .. .. .. .. .. .. Loser 0 saves, 10 hits and 7 runs (3 earned) in 8 tries. Hardly sounds like Eck of old or has Eck gotten old?

Joe Carter .. .. .. .. .. .. ..Winner Top RBI man in baseball since 1986, and shows no signs of slowing down (.321 BA., 8 homers and 30 RBI)

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