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rdivaldi
03-08-2005, 03:26 PM
I sent a message to the Veterans Committee commenting on the strict standards that they've set on inducting players. This is what I got back:

We thank you for your kind comments regarding the 2005 Veterans Committee elections. Earning election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is the highest baseball honor imaginable. Now that we have been through the process twice, we believe the process works by upholding high standards for earning election and meeting the other criteria we established -- a more open, more inclusive, and more understandable process. It is extremely difficult to earn election, as only 1 percent of those to have worn a major league uniform -- one in 100 - have a plaque in Cooperstown.

I agree, they should continue to have high standards...

The Racehorse
03-08-2005, 03:32 PM
I sent a message to the Veterans Committee commenting on the strict standards that they've set on inducting players. This is what I got back:

We thank you for your kind comments regarding the 2005 Veterans Committee elections. Earning election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is the highest baseball honor imaginable. Now that we have been through the process twice, we believe the process works by upholding high standards for earning election and meeting the other criteria we established -- a more open, more inclusive, and more understandable process. It is extremely difficult to earn election, as only 1 percent of those to have worn a major league uniform -- one in 100 - have a plaque in Cooperstown.

I agree, they should continue to have high standards...

Which is why Joe Jackson and his lifetime .356 average belongs there.

32nd&Wallace
03-08-2005, 03:53 PM
Do you have the original email?

rdivaldi
03-08-2005, 04:00 PM
Do you have the original email?

I should have saved the text, but I didn't. It was in a form, so of course I didn't get a copy.

My comment was something to the extent of, "Thank you for not bowing to outside pressures to enshrine undeserving players and keeping the Hall of Fame reserved for baseball's elite". I was a bit more eloquent than that, but you get the general idea....

Fenway
03-08-2005, 04:09 PM
It is pretty obvious nobody getting in by the Veterans back door anytime soon.
Look at the vote totals

The only one on that list that MAY get in is Torre ( as a manager )

Gil Hodges 52 65.0%
Ron Santo 52 65.0%
Tony Oliva 45 56.3%
Jim Kaat 43 53.8%
Joe Torre 36 45.0%
Maury Wills 26 32.5%
Vada Pinson 23 28.8%
Luis Tiant 20 25.0%
Roger Maris 19 23.8%
Marty Marion 16 20.0%
Ken Boyer 15 18.8%
Joe Gordon 14 17.5%
Carl Mays 12 15.0%
Minnie Minoso 12 15.0%
Dick Allen 12 15.0%
Curt Flood 10 12.5%
Wes Ferrell 9 11.3%
Mickey Lolich 9 11.3%
Don Newcombe 8 10.0%
Sparky Lyle 7 8.8%
Elston Howard 6 7.5%
Bobby Bonds 4 5.0%
Rocky Colavito 4 5.0%
Thurman Munson 2 2.5%
Smoky Joe Wood 2 2.5%