February is Black History Month, and with Baseball Hall of Fame talk still hot among many fans and scribes, now seems a good time to take a brief look at some Black players who have been considered and voted on but who are not enshrined at Cooperstown, at least not yet.
Dennis Eckersley won 197 games and saved 390 over 24 seasons. The righty pitched in 1,071 games and threw 3,285.2 innings with 2,401 strikeouts. At the time of his retirement, Eck had appeared in more games than any pitcher in MLB history.
The late Kerry Dineen is the 'Phillies 50' series position player representative from the 1978 Phillies ball club. He appeared in just five late-season games.