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Will Carter be the only Expo?
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01/16/2003  9:16 PM ET 
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Hall of Fame 2003

Induction Ceremony
Sunday, July 27
Cooperstown, New York

The inductees
Gary Carter | Eddie Murray

Schedule of weekend events
Complete coverage

NEW YORK -- Should the Montreal Expos cease to exist in their current form, Gary Carter would join an interesting group of players in the Hall of Fame.

If the Expos relocate, Carter will join a group of 17 players who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame while playing for clubs that have changed cities. Duke Snider, Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese of the Brooklyn Dodgers and Walter Johnson and Goose Goslin of the Washington Senators are just a few examples.

There are also nine players who played for teams at the turn of the 20th century or before who are wearing the hats that not many folks would recognize. The Boston Beaneaters have three players in the Hall while the Brooklyn Robins and Cleveland Naps have two each. The Brooklyn Superbas also boast a member in the Hall of Fame.

There are 37 players with no insignia on their hat while 11 players aren't even wearing a hat at all. There are also nine players, including Yogi Berra, Rogers Hornsby and Honus Wagner, who have their heads turned, therefore the logo on their cap is unseen.

The big question is, will Carter be the only Expo ever elected to the Hall? Teammate Andre Dawson is the closest to joining Carter, garnering 248 votes this season. But he was named on only 50 percent of the ballots, falling 25 percent short of the necessary votes.

Other potentially Hall-worthy former Expos that come to mind are Tim Raines and Rusty Staub. Raines played 12 1/2 years of his 23-year career in Montreal. He has 2,605 career hits, 808 stolen bases and a .294 batting average. Staub, meanwhile, played only 3 1/2 years in Montreal but is still widely popular in Canada. He finished his career with 2,716 hits, 292 homers and 1,466 RBIs. He also played for Houston (six years), Detroit (3 1/2) Texas (one) and the Mets (nine years) during his 23-year career.

The only current Expo who seems likely to have a shot at the Hall is Vladimir Guerrero. The cannon-armed right fielder has certainly gotten off to a Hall of Fame start in his first seven seasons. Guerrero has 209 homers and a career batting average of .322. He has averaged 39 homers and 116 RBIs in each of his five full seasons in the Major Leagues.

The following is a list of Hall of Famers whose plaques have no logos, no hat, the logo of a team that has relocated or no longer exists or have their head turned, leaving the logo unseen.

Kevin Czerwinski is a reporter for MLB.com. The National Baseball Hall of Fame contributed to this report. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Player Primary Team Logo on Hat
Pete Alexander Philadelphia Phillies None
Cap Anson Chicago Cubs None
Frank Baker Philadelphia A's None
Jake Beckley Old National League None
Chief Bender Philadelphia Athletics None
Yogi Berra New York Yankees Logo unseen, his head is turned
Roger Bresnahan New York Giants None
Dan Brouthers Old National League No Hat
Mordecai Brown Chicago Cubs Logo unseen, his head is turned
Jesse Burkett Old National League No Hat
Roy Campanella Brooklyn Dodgers Brooklyn
Jack Chesbro New York Yankees Logo unseen, his head is turned
Fred Clarke Pittsburgh Pirates None
John Clarkson Old National League None
Eddie Collins Chicago White Sox None
Jimmy Collins Boston Red Sox No hat
Roger Connor Old National League None
George Davis New York Giants None
Ed Delahanty Old National League No Hat
Hugh Duffy Old National League No Hat
John Evers Chicago Cubs None
Buck Ewing Old National League None
Elmer Flick Cleveland Indians None
Frankie Frisch St. Louis Cardinals None
Pud Galvin Old National League None
Charlie Gehringer Detroit Tigers Logo unseen, head is turned
Goose Goslin Washington Senators Washington
Burleigh Grimes Brooklyn Dodgers Brooklyn
Chick Hafey St. Louis Cardinals None
Jesse Haines St. Louis Cardinals None
Billy Hamilton Old National League Boston Beaneaters
Harry Hooper Boston Red Sox None
Rogers Hornsby St. Louis Cardinals Logo unseen, head is turned
Carl Hubbell New York Giants Giants
Walter Johnson Washington Senators Washington
Tim Keefe Old National League None
Willie Keeler New York Yankees Brooklyn Superbas
Joe Kelley Old National League None
George Kelly New York Giants None
King Kelly Old National League No hat
Nap Lajoie Cleveland Indians Cleveland Naps
Freddy Lindstrom New York Giants New York
Rabbit Maranville Boston Braves Boston
Rube Marquad New York Giants None
Eddie Matthews Milwaukee Braves Milwaukee
Tommy McCarthey Old National League Boston Beaneaters
Joe McGinnity New York Giants No hat
Bid McPhee Old National League None
Joe Medwick St. Louis Cardinals None
Johnny Mize St. Louis Cardinals None
Kid Nichols Old National League Boston Beaneaters
Jim O'Rourke Old National League None
Mel Ott New York Giants No Hat
Herb Pennock New York Yankees None
Eddie Plank Philadelphia Athletics None
Charles Radbourn Old National League Logo unseen, head is turned
Pee Wee Reese Brooklyn Dodgers Brooklyn
Sam Rice Washington Senators Washington
Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers Brooklyn
Amos Rusie Old National League None
Ray Schalk Chicago White Sox None
Al Simmons Philadelphia A's Philadelphia
George Sisler St. Louis Browns No hat
Duke Snider Brooklyn Dodgers Brooklyn
Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves Milwaukee
Bill Terry New York Giants New York
Sam Thompson Old National League None
Joe Tinker Chicago Cubs Logo unseen, head is turned
Dazzy Vance Brooklyn Dodgers Brooklyn Robins
Rube Waddell Philadelphia A's Logo unseen, head is turned
Honus Wagner Pittsburgh Pirates Logo unseen, head is turned
Bobby Wallace St. Louis Browns No hat
Ed Walsh Chicago White Sox None
Monte Ward Old National League None
Mickey Welch Old National League None
Zack Wheat Brooklyn Dodgers Brooklyn Robins
Hoyt Wilhelm Chicago White Sox New York Giants
Vic Willis Boston Braves No hat
Cy Young Boston Red Sox Cleveland Naps
Ross Youngs New York Giants New York Giants





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