It seems to me, the Baseball Writers Association of America, the folks that cast ballots on Hall of Fame inductions, are as divided as the U.S. Congress. I’ve read the articles, I’ve watched the episodes and I’ve heard the debates on who should and should not be allowed into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Sarcasm aside I do respect the process and procedure for HOF induction and I firmly believe it should be the BBWAA doing the voting. These men and women follow the game on a daily basis and their opinion should be heard and respected.
What makes Piazza’s statistics and achievements remarkable is that he was drafted in the 62nd Round of the 1988 draft and was the 1,390th overall pick! Expectations were not very high for him but he got his foot in the door and made the most of it. The other remarkable fact we have to realize about Piazza is that there aren’t too many catchers in the Hall of Fame, he is only the 17th catcher inducted all time.
George Halas, better known as “Papa Bear” is one of the NFL’s pioneers. He was founder and owner of the Chicago Bears which started in 1920 and played an important part in establishing the Chicago Bears as an NFL team.