Thursday, October 6, 2016

George Steinbrenner is Finalist for Hall of Fame

An ultimate wrong may finally be written this December as George M. Steinbrenner has become a finalist for Hall of Fame consideration on this year’s Eras Committee ballot. The purpose of this committee, which used to be called the Veterans Committee, is to give a second chance to players and sometimes a first chance to owners, managers, umpires etc. at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The 10-name ballot will be reviewed and voted upon on December 5th.

The 10-name ballot includes Harold Baines, Albert Belle, Will Clark, Orel Hershiser, Davey Johnson, Mark McGwire, Lou Piniella, John Schuerholz, Bud Selig and Mr. Steinbrenner himself. Obviously Baines, Belle, Clark and McGwire are included due to their playing careers, Piniella and Johnson because of their managing careers and Schuerholz, Selig and Steinbrenner for their time as owners and the Commissioner of Major League Baseball.

Any candidate who receives 75% or more of the vote (16 members vote in the Today’s Game Era Committee) will immediately join the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Everyone but Mr. Steinbrenner is currently living at the time of this writing. Good luck to all but especially good luck to The Boss!

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