You might have missed it but the baseball’s Hall of Fame welcomed its newest members over the weekend. Jacob Ruppert Jr., Hank O’Day and James “Deacon” White were enshrined decades after their deaths, in addition to honors for Blue Jays broadcaster Tom Cheek, Paul Hagen, and Dr. Frank Jobe. It was a rainy, sombre affair and to call it sparsely attended would be charitable.
No living players went in this year, as you well know. Many worthy players were kept out by the writers this time around. Aside from the controversial cases, some players simply fell off the ballot. Which brings us to this edition of Flip Flop Fly Ball – players who stayed on the ballot for 15 years but failed to get the required 75% of the vote. Enjoy!