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First read on Baseball HOF voting

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by novelist_wannabe, Apr 6, 2016.

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Recommendations for first read on history of Baseball HOF voting

  1. The Road to Cooperstown: A Critical History ... by James Vail

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  2. Baseball Hall of Fame Corrected by Eddie Daniels

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  3. Cooperstown Confidential: Heroes, Rogues, etc. by Zev Chavets

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  4. Whatever Happened to the Hall of Fame by Bill James

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  5. Other

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  1. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Inspired by another thread, which I may or may not have contributed to getting locked. I really tried to behave myself.

    Anywho, I'm interested in reading a book about the history of HOF voting (even if that's not the sole topic of the book) that delves into mindsets, or perceptions thereof, of voters, beyond simple voting patterns.

    Having not read any of them, I believe this is a shortcoming on my part that needs correcting post haste. I know, I'm a hack.
     
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    "XXXX: HOF?" from here should be collected into an anthology.
     
  3. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    You think those threads are a bloodbath. Wait till you see the battle over royalties. :D
     
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  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Do they talk about the Trenton guy who voted No to Rickey because he went to play cards in the clubhouse during the final innings of a playoff game?

    Because that deserves a whole chapter by itself.
     
  5. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Ranking the HOF threads:

    1. Mark Buehrle
    2. Chris Carpenter*
    3. Jimmy Rollins
    4. Dwight Evans
    5. Josh Hamilton

    HM: "Eminem moving to Gary, Ind."

    * Don't drink and post.
     
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  6. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Active Member

    I was always a fan of the Jamie Moyer HOF thread. That thing went on forever.
     
  7. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    I know who we're freezing out ...
     
  8. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Olerud has to make the top 5.
     
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