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Offline MarquisDeSade

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Re: The Empty Set - HoF Class of 2013
« Reply #100: January 10, 2013, 04:54:45 PM »
Cobb resigned/retired before he got skewered.

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Re: The Empty Set - HoF Class of 2013
« Reply #101: January 10, 2013, 08:29:08 PM »
Cobb resigned/retired before he got skewered.

Well, he WAS 41 after all, it's not like his career got cut short.

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Re: The Empty Set - HoF Class of 2013
« Reply #102: January 10, 2013, 08:34:50 PM »
Well, he WAS 41 after all, it's not like his career got cut short.

The deal with Landis was both Speaker and Cobb could continue playing but both had to step down as managers and had to play for different teams. Landis basically picked Griffith and Mack ( Senators and A's) as caretakers for the miscreants

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Re: The Empty Set - HoF Class of 2013
« Reply #103: January 10, 2013, 09:49:29 PM »

Re: The Empty Set - HoF Class of 2013
« Reply #104: January 12, 2013, 10:30:54 PM »
freak'em. Happy none of them jokers got in. For Biggio and his like, it is unfortunate, but when you turn a blind eye to a huge cheating freakfest there is going to be collateral damage.

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Re: The Empty Set - HoF Class of 2013
« Reply #105: January 13, 2013, 11:43:08 PM »
This was printed on an email from Sports Travel and Tours:

BREAKING NEWS: As part of the Induction Weekend ceremony Sunday, in which three Pre-Integration Committee electees - umpire Hank O'Day, New York Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert and 19th-century player Deacon White - will be inducted, the Hall of Fame will recognize 12 individuals previously counted among its roster of members who never had a formal induction due to wartime restrictions. They are BBWAA electees Lou Gehrig (1939) and Rogers Hornsby (1942), along with the Class of 1945. Paul Hagen, the J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner for baseball writing, and the late Tom Cheek, the Ford C. Frick Award winner for broadcasting, will be honored during the Awards Presentation Saturday, July 27, at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown.

Lou Gehrig (1939)

Rogers Hornsby (1942)

Class of 1945:
Roger Bresnahan
Dan Brouthers
Fred Clarke
Jimmy Collins
Ed Delahanty
Hugh Duffy
Hughie Jennings
King Kelly
Jim O'Rourke
Wilbert Robinson

Hank O'Day
Umpire

Jacob Ruppert
Former NY Yankees Owner

Deacon White
19th-Century Player

Paul Hagen
J.G. Taylor Spink Award Winner

Tom Cheek
Ford C. Frick Award Winner


Offline Jordanz Meatballz

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Re: The Empty Set - HoF Class of 2013
« Reply #106: January 14, 2013, 11:04:07 AM »
Please let some of those old men still be alive. Can't wait to see the induction speech of someone ninety.

Edit: Nope, all long-gone. Cash grab.

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Re: The Empty Set - HoF Class of 2013
« Reply #107: January 14, 2013, 10:13:10 PM »
That 1945 class was impressive.

A tad strange to "forget" to induct Lou Gehrig and Rogers Hornsby, though.

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Re: The Empty Set - HoF Class of 2013
« Reply #108: January 14, 2013, 10:28:46 PM »
That 1945 class was impressive.

A tad strange to "forget" to induct Lou Gehrig and Rogers Hornsby, though.

A FORMAL induction.  I think Lou Gehrig was gone.  Not sure about Hornsby.  War going on, so probably all planes and trains were used for the war effort and freight is my guess.  Everything was rationed back then.  Also, many players were IN the war too!

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Re: The Empty Set - HoF Class of 2013
« Reply #109: January 15, 2013, 08:23:43 AM »
A FORMAL induction.  I think Lou Gehrig was gone.  Not sure about Hornsby.  War going on, so probably all planes and trains were used for the war effort and freight is my guess.  Everything was rationed back then.  Also, many players were IN the war too!

Gehrig died in 1941 and Hornsby in 1963; of the old-timers all except Clarke and Duffy (died 1960 and 1954 respectively) were gone.

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Re: The Empty Set - HoF Class of 2013
« Reply #110: January 19, 2013, 11:15:36 PM »
None of the steroid kings deserves the Hall until Cecil Travis gets in, and Travis has never had a single vote. I remember that someone asked Ted Williams who was the better hitter in 1941: Ted or Joe Dimaggio. "Cecil Travis!' Ted replied. Had a better average than Dimaggio, and a longer hit streak than Williams.