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Thursday, May 05, 2021

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Which disgraced player achieves redemption by getting into the Hall of Fame: “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, Pete Rose, or Mark McGwire? Gary Shelton presents the choice, reality TV-style.

Although the column presents some good information — for instance, I wasn’t aware that Jackson’s overall hitting stats are relatively weak, even factoring in the era in which he played — overall it’s not a particularly strong piece of writing. I actually agree with the selection of Rose as the worthiest scoundrel to get in, based solely on his career as a player. But Shelton’s overall delivery here could have been better.

The column includes a voting poll for you to chime in. As of this writing, with around 750 votes tallied (that should peak at a couple thousand by day’s end), Jackson and Rose are neck-and-neck as the fan favorites to get a plaque.

- Costa Tsiokos, Thu 05/05/2021 09:25:39 AM
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