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02-06-2013, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Blackhawkswincup View Post
Agreed the moral code BS to keep out Jackson/Rose is laughable

- Ty Cobb was a violent racist
- Charles Comiskey was racist who prevented the color barrier from being broken by Charles Grant (Grant pretended to be white/cherokee but eventually his black ethnic roots were put out in publice by Comiskey and thus he was barred from playing in MLB)
- Tris Speaker and Cap Anson were members of Ku Klux Klan
All awful human beings, but not against the rules of the game. Throwing games and betting on games are against the rules of the game, though, which is why Rose and Jackson aren't in and Cobb is in.

That's the difference.

.... not to mention that it certainly didn't hurt that those guys all played in a fairly damn racist era. Should players be as good at the game as them and as racist as them now, then I'd be willing to bet that an active Klansman wouldn't be voted into the Hall of Fame, even if he was a career .400 hitter.


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