Cooperstown Choices: Tony Womack

With the Hall Of Fame election announcement coming on January 9, 2012, it is time to review the ballot, go over the names, and decide who belongs in the Hall Of Fame.

There are twenty seven men on the ballot this year and we will take a look at each one individually prior to official announcements. You can find all of the profiles in the I-70 Baseball Exclusives: Cooperstown Choices 2012 menu at the top of the page.

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In this article, we take a look at Tony Womack

Tony Womack
Womack spent thirteen season playing primarily shortstop for seven franchises. He debuted in 1993 with the Pittsburgh Pirates and retired as a member of the Chicago Cubs in 2006. This is his first year on the ballot.

Year Tm G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
1993 PIT 15 24 5 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 3 .083 .185 .083 .269 -24
1994 PIT 5 12 4 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 .333 .429 .333 .762 102
1996 PIT 17 30 11 10 3 1 0 7 2 6 1 .333 .459 .500 .959 150
1997 PIT 155 641 85 178 26 9 6 50 60 43 109 .278 .326 .374 .700 81
1998 PIT 159 655 85 185 26 7 3 45 58 38 94 .282 .319 .357 .677 77
1999 ARI 144 614 111 170 25 10 4 41 72 52 68 .277 .332 .370 .702 77
2000 ARI 146 617 95 167 21 14 7 57 45 30 74 .271 .307 .384 .692 70
2001 ARI 125 481 66 128 19 5 3 30 28 23 54 .266 .307 .345 .652 64
2002 ARI 153 590 90 160 23 5 5 57 29 46 80 .271 .325 .353 .678 71
2003 TOT 103 349 43 79 14 4 2 22 13 9 47 .226 .251 .307 .558 40
2003 ARI 61 219 30 52 10 3 2 15 8 8 27 .237 .270 .338 .607 53
2003 COL 21 79 9 15 2 0 0 5 3 0 9 .190 .200 .215 .415 3
2003 CHC 21 51 4 12 2 1 0 2 2 1 11 .235 .250 .314 .564 46
2004 STL 145 553 91 170 22 3 5 38 26 36 60 .307 .349 .385 .735 91
2005 NYY 108 329 46 82 8 1 0 15 27 12 49 .249 .276 .280 .556 50
2006 TOT 28 68 7 18 3 0 1 5 1 8 7 .265 .342 .353 .695 77
2006 CIN 9 18 1 4 2 0 0 3 0 4 3 .222 .364 .333 .697 78
2006 CHC 19 50 6 14 1 0 1 2 1 4 4 .280 .333 .360 .693 76
13 Seasons 1303 4963 739 1353 190 59 36 368 363 308 649 .273 .317 .356 .673 72
162 Game Avg. 162 617 92 168 24 7 4 46 45 38 81 .273 .317 .356 .673 72
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
ARI (5 yrs) 629 2521 392 677 98 37 21 200 182 159 303 .269 .314 .362 .676 69
PIT (5 yrs) 351 1362 190 379 55 17 9 103 122 92 210 .278 .325 .363 .688 79
CHC (2 yrs) 40 101 10 26 3 1 1 4 3 5 15 .257 .292 .337 .629 61
COL (1 yr) 21 79 9 15 2 0 0 5 3 0 9 .190 .200 .215 .415 3
STL (1 yr) 145 553 91 170 22 3 5 38 26 36 60 .307 .349 .385 .735 91
CIN (1 yr) 9 18 1 4 2 0 0 3 0 4 3 .222 .364 .333 .697 78
NYY (1 yr) 108 329 46 82 8 1 0 15 27 12 49 .249 .276 .280 .556 50
NL (12 yrs) 1195 4634 693 1271 182 58 36 353 336 296 600 .274 .320 .362 .681 73
AL (1 yr) 108 329 46 82 8 1 0 15 27 12 49 .249 .276 .280 .556 50
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/30/2011.

Why He Should Get In
Womack was an All Star during his rookie campaign in 1997 and led the league in stolen bases three consecutive seasons.

Why He Should Not Get In
While Womack found himself in the right place at the right time a few times in his career, he was a bit player for most of those franchises. His numbers are low, even his 363 stolen bases are underwhelming for a speedy player.

Bill Ivie is the editor here at I-70 Baseball as well as the Assignment Editor for BaseballDigest.com.
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