Originally Posted by redsmetz
How does Marty Marion even make that cut? In his MVP season, he nudged Bill Nicholson by one point to win, a war era year (probably the height of those years) where eight different players got 1st place votes.
Marion's 1944 MVP award may have been the worst result ever in MVP voting. His teammate Stan Musial had a WAR score of 8.8, nearly doubling Marion's 4.6 WAR score. Putting Marion in the HOF would be as bad a joke as his MVP award.
I have questioned whether or not executives should be in the Hall of Fame. However, since Tom Yawkey and Bowie Kuhn
are in the HOF, how in the world has Jacob Ruppert been kept out? Ruppert was the owner who helped found the greatest dynasty in American pro sports--if owners can be in the HOF he has to be there.