Originally Posted by dougdirt
He isn't inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame. He won a yearly award that gets placed in the Baseball Hall of Fame. He is in there as much as Pete Rose is. They both have something in there, but neither is elected or a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
Yes. I frequently see the uniformed comment that Marty Brennaman is "in the Hall of Fame." He is not.
Marty's receipt of the Ford Frick award is also irrelevant to any discussion about the value of Joey Votto. Marty is able, when he still wants to, to stylistically call a good game. There is little evidence that he has any special expertise in knowing how baseball should be played or in determining the value of a player.