June 13, 2021

Who should be voted to the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend? (ESPN)


On Sunday night, we will (or will not) have some new Hall of Famers. We probably will, given the results of the recent deliberations of the current version of the Hall’s veterans committee. Those folks* will convene in San Diego this weekend, and they’ve got some serious work to do — debating this year’s 10-person ballot for possible inclusion among baseball’s immortals.

(*Per the Hall of Fame: “The 16-member Hall of Fame Board-appointed electorate charged with the review of the Modern Baseball Era features Hall of Fame members George Brett, Rod Carew, Dennis Eckersley, Eddie Murray, Ozzie Smith and Robin Yount; major league executives Sandy Alderson, Dave Dombrowski, David Glass, Walt Jocketty, Doug Melvin and Terry Ryan; and veteran media members/historians Bill Center, Steve Hirdt, Jack O’Connell and Tracy Ringolsby.”)

I follow a dizzying number of online forums where good Hall debates take place, though I am what the internet calls a “lurker.” If you don’t know what that means in an internet context, that means I read the debate but I don’t participate. Sometimes it’s hard to remain aloof. But one thing I’ve picked up since last year’s selection of Harold Baines and Lee…

Read “Who should be voted to the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend?” at ESPN