THE MIKE SCHMIDT GROUPIES HAVE ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL ROADBLOCK: SANTO SCREWED AGAIN
Somehow the Michael Jack Schmidt wing of the Hall of Fame, led by pussbucket Joe Morgan, has worked its magic again. The Schmidt-lovers, convinced the admission of the preeminent NL third baseman from another decade will diminish the legend of Michael Jack, have once again prevailed in Keeping the best 3B of the late 60's-early 70's out of the Hall of Fame once again.
It doesn't help that Santo sometimes behaved in a bit of an unprofessional manner in home games during the '69 season. There are Hall of fame voters, national league veterans and writers who will never forgive him for that.
But, when you put his work in context (Take a look for example at the 1968 NL LEAGUE BATTING AVERAGE--for God's Sake they shrunk the mound after that because the pitchers were so dominant!) he was clearly the cream of his peerage crop.
A friend of mine says Kenny Boyer should get in there too and his stats are borderline comparable. Difference was Boyer was such a pitiful fielder that the Cards had to dispatch him to the outfield.
Even Tommy Lasorda couldn't stop the Michael Jack movement this time. I'm sure they'll continue to block this well deserved award, even when it would be posthumous.
Save the postage and don't send me Hall of Fame Foundation 501(c)(3) solicitation this year.