The ESPN web site has a Jerry Crasnick piece that talks of the different ways that borderline hall of fame candidates are attempting to drum up support for their Baseball Hall of Fame candidacy. The internet is being used by several candidates, including Davey Concepcion.

And former Reds shortstop Davey Concepcion’s case for Cooperstown is articulated on the Web site concepcionforcooperstown.org.

Concepcion gave his blessing to Tim Gay for the Baseball Hall of Fame campaign web site.

Gay’s Web site shows how Concepcion’s statistics compare favorably with those of Ozzie Smith, Phil Rizzuto, Pee Wee Reese and other Hall of Fame shortstops. He’s making the case for a player whose profile never quite matched his achievements.

Concepcion’s vote totals maxed out at 80 in 1998, which was just under 17% of the total vote. Let’s hope that Gay’s web site and the Reds efforts promoting Concepcion at this year’s Redsfest boost his vote totals in this years HOF balloting.

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Tom Diesman is a Cincinnati area native and grew up in Northern Kentucky and Clermont County. He currently resides in central Indiana. Tom makes his living doing UNIX System and Storage Administration. He fell in love with baseball and the Cincinnati Reds during the Big Red Machine era, and Johnny Bench is his all-time favorite Reds player. Tom is still an avid follower of the Reds, and longs for the organization to bring winning baseball back to Cincinnati.

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