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Monday May 20th 2024


Roger Maris: The Greatest Slugger the Press Box Hacks Won’t Let in the Hall

was the month my all-time favorite slugger found his groove; by the end of May he had 12 home runs and was on his way to a new record.

That was 50 years ago. His name was Roger Maris, and I’m pissed off that the press box hacks who vote on the Hall of Fame have never handed him the golden ticket in.

Last week, Bob Costas, as close as baseball has to a moral authority (You thought Bud Selig? Brian Wilson?), said that he would vote for Barry Bonds (but not Mark McGwire) because Barry had established on natural merit irrefutable Hall credentials before he started juicing. Right on!

So I asked Costas about Maris. He texted right back: "Want him in. Stature grows with each passing yr..career stats short but historical importance huge..."

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