In addition to statistics, there is also an intangible element for those players who bring a different kind of excitement to the game.
Ozzie Smith was to baseball like Dusty Baker was to the 70s Dodgers. Every one of their team's fans loved 'em. The big difference? Ozzie excited BASEBALL fans, in addition to Cardinal/Padre fans.
Dave Concepcion was a very good player. He was on some really amazing teams. He always seemed to be the guy to get that clutch hit against my Dodgers.
Still, he brought nothing special (like a forward flip into the shortstop spot) for the game. He didn't have Ozzie Smith-like flair.
For me, Ozzie deserves to be in the hall of fame for producing decent numbers and for his famous flips. Concepcion certainly deserves to be in a "Reds" hall of fame, like Baker would deserve to be in a "Dodgers" hall of fame. BUT, I wouldn't put either in Cooperstown.
I *MIGHT* put Baker in if he could coach a team to a winning World Series.