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Old 08-10-2018, 01:58 PM
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George Steinbrenner should be in the Hall.

The man had a passion to win, and took the Yankees from an afterthought to Series champions. Love him or hate him, he was great for the game, New York, and an example for other owners who don't seem to care at all how their team fares.
Strike One: Winfield/Howard Spira.
Strike Two: Illegal presidential campaign contribution, which led to...
Strike Three: Knocked him off the IOC committee.

However, he did receive a presidential pardon.
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George Steinbrenner should be in the Hall.

The man had a passion to win, and took the Yankees from an afterthought to Series champions. Love him or hate him, he was great for the game, New York, and an example for other owners who don't seem to care at all how their team fares.
Strike One: Winfield/Howard Spira.
Strike Two: Illegal presidential campaign contribution, which led to...
Strike Three: Knocked him off the IOC committee.

However, he did receive a presidential pardon.
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Old 08-10-2018, 02:35 PM
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I am sorry Paul, but I'm not following. ?

I will look up the connection with Winfield and Spira, however do the other points exclude entry to the Hall?

Obviously I do not know the details so I'm asking.
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Old 08-10-2018, 02:53 PM
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I think Barry Bonds should be elected. He was an incredible baseball player.
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Old 08-10-2018, 02:54 PM
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I am sorry Paul, but I'm not following. ?

I will look up the connection with Winfield and Spira, however do the other points exclude entry to the Hall?

Obviously I do not know the details so I'm asking.
Hey Lou, Coming from a lifelong Yankees fan (me), my feeling is that it's about George's overall behavior. Nothing excludes anybody into the HOF, except what the voters think.

However, if Selig can get in with his looking the other way during the steroid era, then I think you have a valid point.
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Del. Dupe.

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It blows my mind that Steinbrenner's indiscretions would keep him out of the HOF but a guy like Tom Yawkey was suitable for induction.
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It blows my mind that Steinbrenner's indiscretions would keep him out of the HOF but a guy like Tom Yawkey was suitable for induction.
Steinbrenner loved to win. When I was growing up, my Royals and the Yankees were hooking up in the playoffs ( in the 70's ) with my Royals losing each time.

I hated the Yankees back then. However, looking back, George purchased the Yankees and restored the glory back to the team. It wasn't always pretty, but the man did what he thought would produce a winner.

As an adult, I wish more owners had the passion to win like Steinbrenner did.

Present day billionaire owners with no desire to win. I don't get it.

When the Yankees do well, baseball does well. That's the reality of it.
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It blows my mind that Steinbrenner's indiscretions would keep him out of the HOF but a guy like Tom Yawkey was suitable for induction.
Where's the OWAR stat when you need it?
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Del. Dupe.

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