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not to mention the 17 players and executives from the Negro Leagues elected in an overreaching nod to political correctness
Aside from Greg Maddux, we might already be at the point where the ten most qualified players of the post-strike era are all players that the Steriod crusaders refuse to vote for. If not now, soon the voters will be divided into two distinct groups whose ballots may not overlap at all.
#10, even if your predictions come true the core problem will not have been solved, namely that several great players have been and will be left out, and since that has happened the institution has lost its ability to honor players.
Yeah, damn political correctness correcting things like racism.
So we have this weird Hall of Fame where great and deserving players aren’t in but Jacob Ruppert is in, and Hank O’Day and Joe Gordon and Bill Mazeroski, not to mention the 17 players and executives from the Negro Leagues elected in an overreaching nod to political correctness in 2006.
than you are a fool
then. Stupid autocorrect.
It autocorrected to "than"?
Yep. If you don't think Biz Mackey is deserving of induction, than you are a fool. Period.
In July 2000, the Hall was given a $250,000 grant from Major League Baseball to begin a comprehensive study on African Americans in baseball from 1860–1960, with the hope of enhancing the Hall's collections in these areas. In February 2001, the Hall selected three historians – Dr. Larry Hogan, Dick Clark and Larry Lester – to conduct the study, which involved over 50 other researchers and authors. The resulting study was a narrative, bibliography, and statistical database, including 3,000 day-by-day records, league leaders and all-time leaders, collected from box scores in 128 newspapers of sanctioned Negro league games played from 1920-1954. The box scores reflect almost 100% of games of the 1920s, over 90% of the games played in the 1930s, and 50-70% of games in the 1940s and 1950s. In February 2006, National Geographic published a book featuring material from the study, in conjunction with the Hall, called Shades of Glory; it covers not only the development of the game, but also its impact within the African American community. Pride and Passion, an exhibit focusing on the history of African American baseball, debuted at the Hall's museum in April 2006.
"Just a Friend" was a big hit for a novelty song, but does it really make him a hall of famer?
What is the Hall of Fame? Is it a place to honor the best players? The most famous players? Those—players, executives, managers—who had the biggest impact on the game’s history?
I don't think Brett Butler is deserving though. Of the hall that is.
That breathtakingly ignorant and borderline racist comment alone eliminates this writer from any serious consideration.
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