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Fenway
11-29-2007, 12:57 PM
Oh where to begin :(:

Even the very temple of baseball, the Hall of Fame, is itself tainted as it is located in Cooperstown, N.Y., on false pretense. Unhappy that our national pastime had developed from the English game Rounders, sporting goods mogul and former star pitcher A.G. Spaulding commissioned a panel to investigate baseball's origins. In 1908, the commission affirmed an Abner Doubleday myth of the creation of baseball in Cooperstown in 1839, based on the scant anecdotal evidence of a single letter from an obscure mining engineer, transmitted to the committee by none other than A.G. Spaulding. Our shrine rests on less-than-hallowed ground - the perfect place for a Hall of Shame


http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/articles/2007/11/28/let_the_nominations_begin_for_the_hall_of_shame/

Railsplitter
11-30-2007, 06:37 AM
A series of four Baseball Hall of SHAME books was published from 1985-89. You local public linbrary may have some,or all.