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Does George Steinbrenner belong in the Baseball Hall of Fame?
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Does George Steinbrenner belong in the Baseball Hall of Fame? - July 13, 2010, 09:40 AM

I should probably put on my flame suit for this one considering how Yankees fans are...

Personally, I feel that Cooperstown should be left for players (possibly managers) and not executives. Steinbrenner did a lot for the Yanks and baseball, not all of which was good or popular. Either way, I don't think he deserves a spot alongside Mantle, Ruth, Robinson and all the other greats of the game.

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July 13, 2010, 01:52 PM

As much disdain and hatred that I have for Mr. Steinbrenner, and the fact that I am a New York METS fan, I still have to acknowledge the fact that he did do a lot for baseball and he is focused purely on winning. With that being said, it is not unusual for an owner or a commisioner to be elected to the hall of fame and the precedent has been well established prior to "The Boss". His stories of lore and arguments with Billy Martin used to make me laugh so much.

According to MLB.com:

The Hall of Fame doesn't have a long history of honoring executives. Only 30 have been enshrined, including four commissioners -- Kenesaw Mountain Landis, Happy Chandler, Ford Frick and Bowie Kuhn. Two Yankees executives from bygone years have made the grade: general managers Ed Barrow and George Weiss. The short list of owners includes Charles Comiskey, Barney Dreyfus, Clark Griffith, Walter O'Malley, Bill Veeck and Tom Yawkey.


Just looking at this list would make me think that George is on par with this cast of characters.


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July 13, 2010, 02:00 PM

Yes!

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July 13, 2010, 08:30 PM

Hell yes.
He wasn't the warm and cuddly type, but he had an undying allegiance to WINNING and making sure the Yankees always carry themselves with class as ambassadors for Baseball around the world.



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