Veterans Committee elect Joe Gordon to the HOF

Dec 8, 2008

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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.

Hall of Famer Joe Gordon

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Larry Novak
    December 8th, 2008 at 6:10 pm #

    I am with you. As a Yankee fan I am happy, but I was really hopimg for Ron Santo to get in, Joe Torre will get in so I am not upset with that right now, But the others should be in. I cannot understand why Santo, Katt, Hodges and Oliva are not in. and as for the others. I would say Yes to them also. But Santo not getting in has me very upset.

  2. LestersLegends
    December 8th, 2008 at 7:27 pm #

    Totaaly agree Larry.

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