Veterans Committee elect Joe Gordon to the HOF
The Veterans Committee elected Joe Gordon to the Hall of Fame today. First of all, a congratulations is to Joe’s family. Even though I felt he wasn’t quite HOF material, I am not bothered by his inclusion in the least. He was an MVP, a nine-time All-Star, and part of a Yankee Dynasty that allowed him to win five World Series titles.
Unfortunately Gordon was the only player elected of the twenty. I feel Mickey Vernon, Deacon White, Joe Torre (unless they were just voting on his playing career), Sherry Magee, Ron Santo, Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Tony Oliva, and Al Oliver were worthy of election. I am particularly upset with the Santo exclusion. Maybe some day these greats will get their due.