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Whitey Herzog, Doug Harvey elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Marvin Miller snubbed again ...


    Herzog named on 14 of 16 ballots, Harvey on 15 of 16.

    I'd like to know who thinks Doug Harvey is not a Hall of Famer.

    Miller got only seven votes, by the way.
  2. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Jerry Crasnick is reporting that he got all five votes from the writers (Hummell, Pepe, McCoy) and the two players (Roberts, Seaver), and got just two of seven from the executives on the stacked committee: John Harrington (Red Sox), Jerry Bell (Twins), Bill DeWitt (Cardinals), Bill Giles (Phillies), David Glass (Royals), Andy MacPhail (Orioles) and John Schuerholz (Braves).

    Hall of Fame is a joke.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'm glad Herzog is in. I'm not going to claim to know much about Harvey, although I'm sure if I read his bio I'll agree that he's worthy.

    Miller should be in. I'm guessing that it's not a coincidence that the executives are keeping him out.
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Mizzou, along with Bill Klem, Harvey is widely considered one of the two greatest umpires of all-time. Players, managers and fellow umpires referred to him as "God" (without irony) during his years behind the mask.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    As soon as you said "umpire" I immediately realized who he was. That wasn't the way I was thinking when I saw the name, I assumed he was an old-time manager. Yeah, he should be in.
  6. Liut

    Liut Active Member

    David Glass? Quite the expert.
  7. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Herzog should have been in years ago.
  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Why the hell are seven execs on the committee when there are three categories?

    Have it be 5 players, 5 writers, 5 execs.
  9. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    There isn't a better way to commit memory-book suicide in any major sport than speaking truth to power. The assholes never forget it.
  10. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member

    I had similar thoughts
  11. jackfinarelli

    jackfinarelli Member

    Bill Giles hasn[t been with the Phillies for several years now...
  12. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Harvey is a no-brainer.

    I'm assuming this is his first year on the ballot.
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