Jul 27, 2010, 11:29 AM EDT
The Hall of Fame Veteran’s Committee used to consider managers, umpires, executives and long-retired players every couple of years in one big lump. Yesterday they decided to break their consideration up by era, and stagger the voting year-by-year. The categories: Pre-Integration Era (1871-1946), the Golden Era (1947-1972) and the Expansion Era (starting in 1973). I’ll save my rant about the so-called “Golden Era” for another time.
Voting on the Expansion Era will take place down at the Winter Meetings this December. That means that George Strinbrenner is up for consideration. My guess is that he’ll get in. My guess is also that they started with the Expansion Era — rather than doing it chronologically — for the express purpose of getting Steinbrenner in on the first ballot after his death.
Is Steinbrenner Hall of Fame worthy? Unless you have a rule against all owners going in on general principle he’s a no-brainer in my book. How about yours?
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