Tuesday, January 09, 2007

 

Cal Ripken is in!

Ripken, Gwynn Elected to Hall of Fame

Ripken, whose record streak of 2,632 consecutive games played stands as one of the landmark sports achievements of his generation, was named on 537 of the 545 ballots (or 98.53 percent), the highest vote total ever for an inductee and the third-highest percentage. He will be joined at induction ceremonies at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., on July 29 by former San Diego Padres outfielder Tony Gwynn, who was named on 532 ballots (97.6 percent).”

A well-deserved honor for both. The eight writers who didn’t name Cal Ripken and the 13 who didn’t name Tony Gwynn are morons – pure and simple.

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