Joe Morgan had a long career and a very high peak run of about 5 years. Bobby Grich put together a strong run of his own early in his career while Ryne Sandberg started fast and played less baseball than the other three. Jeff Kent, the most recently retired, got off to a slow start but still had a long run of productive seasons.
If Ryno is a no-brainer HOF member, Grich shouldn't have been virtually ignored. Grich got 11 votes (just 2.6%) in his 1992 appearance on the ballot. Barely half the votes needed to stay on the ballot. What does Jeff Kent have to look forward to from the BBWAA?