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Sunday January 23rd 2022


Forget Hall of Fame for Steinbrenner and Martin

late George Steinbrenner and the late Billy Martin did not receive much votes by the Hall of Fame Veterans Committee. This sounds just right. They didn't deserve to be in the Hall of Fame at their first try.

In fact, they shouldn't be in the Hall of Fame period. Neither did anything special to earn that honor. It's hard to believe either of them will be there.

Steinbrenner did nothing to merit being in the Hall. He caused damage to the sport by escalating salaries, and he basically destroyed the chances of small-market teams to win championships. He created the divide between small-market teams and big-market teams when it comes to revenue.

If that wasn't enough, he was suspended by baseball couple of times. He made illegal contributions ...

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