Wednesday, January 26, 2022

My Comment on the Baseball of Hall of Fame Election


Congratulations to David Ortiz for being elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.  The election rules are detailed at .  There is also a character clause that states Hall of Famers, “shall be chosen on the basis of playing ability, sportsmanship, character, their contribution to the teams on which they played and to baseball in general.”

Thus, players including Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Mark Mcgwire, and Alex Rodriguez were not elected because of their involvement with performance-enhancing drugs.  They have never received 75% of the votes by the baseball writers that are required for election.  I am not crying over the exclusion of Roger Clemens as I remember his throwing at Mike Piazza's head during the 2000 season.

No comments:

Personal-Journals blog