As most of us would agree, Dale Murphy belongs in the Hall of Fame. For the decade of the 1980's he was as good as it got. If I remember correctly, he was 2nd in some voting for best National League player in the 1980's behind Mike Schmidt. If you are the 2nd best player in the league for a decade, you should be in there. This brings me to my original point. It seems that players who played the majority of their careers during the 80's get no respect. Very few have been elected to the Hall of Fame. It doesn't make sense to me because neither position players nor pitchers are making it in. Any ideas on why?