Previously in "Greatest Phillies not in the Hall of Fame," we examined Deadball Era star and former Phillies captain Sherry Magee. Today, I'll discuss the case for his teammate Clifford "Gavvy" Cravath and assess his chances at Hall of Fame immortality. Cravath was the premier power hitter of the Deadball era but is given little in regards to Hall of Fame consideration. Today, I'll present the case against Cravath and then explain why the knocks against him shouldn't keep him out of the Hall of Fame discussion.
Gavvy Cravath warms up before a game at Baker Bowl during the 1913 pennant race