Re: Ten Finalists Named for Pre-Integration Era Ballot For HOF
Originally Posted by RedsBaron
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.
Totally agree with this. Marion was a great defensive player in his day however he is no where near HOF caliber. I've always advocated Marion's MVP be given an asterix next to it. It's the worst MVP vote in the history of baseball. Many people say it's Mickey Cochrane over Gehrig but the thing is, Cochrane not only had a brilliant offensive year for a catcher but he was player/manger as well. An argument could be made he should have won the MVP because of the player/manager factor alone. There is no logical argument for Marion to be MVP. He had by far the worst offensive season of any MVP winner in the history of the game (non-pitcher). I don't know if the voters were high that year but it should have went to Nicholson or Musial. Hall of pretty good, yes. Hall of Fame? absolutely not.
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