How long is too long? (Shoeless Joe Jackson)
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02-08-2013, 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by
No Fun Shogun
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
wouldn't be voted into the Hall of Fame, even if he was a career .400 hitter.
I'm sure there still are members in the committees who vote guys in.
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