Nov 11, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT
For years Marvin Miller has been on the Hall of Fame ballot, and for years he has failed to gain admittance. A lot of it has to do with the makeup of the veteran’s committee voting process. For a long time the pool consisted of old timers who were likely resentful of the big money Miller and the union brought to the modern players, too late to themselves any good. For a good spell it was just outrageously tough for anyone to get in via the veteran’s committee, even if they weren’t a difficult and controversial guy like Miller is. Now, however, it may be a tad easier to gain admittance via the VC, and you’d think a younger slate of electors would help. What do you think Marvin Miller?
“I looked at the list of 16 voters. Jim Palmer was a great pitcher, but he was an anti-union sonuvabitch. There are others, not in Palmer’s class but in the doubtful class.”
Miller has long said he doesn’t want to be in the Hall of Fame. I’m guessing if he he keeps saying stuff like that, he’ll continue to get his wish.
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