Joe Torre, Hall Of Famer

December 9, 2013 at 10:12 am | Posted in Joe Torre | Leave a comment
Those were the days. I guess. (via)

Those were the days. I guess. (via)

With about .00001 percent of the publicity and controversy surrounding the regular Hall of Fame balloting, the Veterans Committee elected three new members this morning, enshrining managers Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa, and Joe Torre (all unanimously). I was never really Torre’s biggest fan as a Dodger manager — and I can show that with consistency, from before he arrived until the day he left — but it’s pretty hard to argue with his credentials. Yes, I’m talking about the rings that Derek Jeter and friends gave him in New York, but also the 18-year playing career that included eight All-Star appearances and the 1971 NL MVP award. If anything, I’m surprised he wasn’t included sooner than this.

Former Dodgers Steve Garvey and Tommy John didn’t make it, unsurprisingly, nor did former union head Marvin Miller, who absolutely should be in Cooperstown.


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