Only Joe Gordon, a World War II-era second baseman for the Yankees and Indians, was elected to the Hall. Gordon was part of the group of pre-1943 players considered by one committee. Meanwhile, the other committee, asked to select from 1943-present players, picked no one. AGAIN.
I don't understand how this is possible unless people on the committee have their own agendas. Either multiple committee members are pushing their own individual player, or maybe a number of committee members don't even want anyone in the Hall, and that's their agenda. I really thought with this change in the process that someone from the post-1943 group was going to get in.
I realize it should be difficult to get into the Hall. But I think it's getting too difficult. Committee members need to start coming to some sort of compromise, or the Hall should just boot them all and think of a new way to vote in players.
From the pre-1943 group, I would've liked to see Mickey Vernon get in. But I'm not very good at judging whether players from 60 years ago deserve to be in the Hall. It was such a long time ago. Gordon appears to be deserving. That period of time where the talent was watered down because of the war makes me wonder a little. But his numbers look good.
As for the numbers for Ron Santo, Gil Hodges, Dick Allen, Jim Kaat, Luis Tiant, Maury Wills, Vada Pinson, Tony Oliva, Joe Torre and Al Oliver, they look good, too. Santo, Hodges, Torre and Wills definitely belong in the Hall. Probably a couple others should be there, too.
Let the outrage begin ...