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Tony Oliva & Dick Allen Fall One Vote Short of Cooperstown

As I predicted in October, no one was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Golden Era Veterans Committee.

Minnesota Twins batting legend Tony Oliva and Philadelphia Phillies/Chicago White Sox slugger Dick Allen fell one vote short of being inducted into Cooperstown while pitcher Jim Kaat fell two votes short. Astonishingly, Gil Hodges received “three or fewer votes.” Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese and Duke Snider are all in Cooperstown and Hodges, who was the best first baseman of his era, should be with them.

However, when the BBWAA votes in January we could have the biggest class elected since 1955 when six players including Joe DiMaggio were enshrined. I believe Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz will be inducted their first year on the ballot while Houston Astros great Craig Biggio, who fell two votes short of induction in 2014, will also be included in the Class of 2015.


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