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  • Toledo Inquisition
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    Originally posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
    Ron Santo comes to mind. Nellie Fox too.
    Fox had been dead 22 years by that point, I don't think it was pity at that point. For Ron Santo, it may have been intentional to wait until he died from a few voters as Santo was widely disliked for his incessant self campaigning and for his showing people up when he played.

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  • SamtheBravesFan
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    Originally posted by Cougar View Post

    A tribute video on MLB.com narrated by Richard Justice (iirc) did not give a cause of death, but did mention that his health had been failing for some time.

    One can't avoid speculating about COVID-19 in this environment, but if that were it, I'm not sure why they wouldn't say so.

    Coincidentally, Curly Neal, the famed ballhandler with the shaved head for the Harlem Globetrotters in the 1960s through the 1980s, died the same day, also in Houston (or a suburb therein; the obit says he passed at home, but didn't say precisely where that was). He was 77.

    At least I hope like heck it was a coincidence, and that two sports icons weren't at a recent event together in Houston where they caught the same bug.

    Scary times.
    If it was, they'd shout it from the rooftops. Former NFL QB Bobby Hebert's father just passed away and it was blamed on CV.

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  • jalbright
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    Originally posted by Cougar View Post

    A tribute video on MLB.com narrated by Richard Justice (iirc) did not give a cause of death, but did mention that his health had been failing for some time.

    One can't avoid speculating about COVID-19 in this environment, but if that were it, I'm not sure why they wouldn't say so.

    Coincidentally, Curly Neal, the famed ballhandler with the shaved head for the Harlem Globetrotters in the 1960s through the 1980s, died the same day, also in Houston (or a suburb therein; the obit says he passed at home, but didn't say precisely where that was). He was 77.

    At least I hope like heck it was a coincidence, and that two sports icons weren't at a recent event together in Houston where they caught the same bug.

    Scary times.
    With Curly Neal, I did hear it specifically reported his cause of death was not related to covid. That said, it is an unsettling situation at best.

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  • ol' aches and pains
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    Originally posted by Toledo Inquisition View Post
    I hope not, because that would be a true insult. You're only good enough because you died? No, I hope they stick to their guns. An honest "no" vote to me is better than a "pity" vote.
    Ron Santo comes to mind. Nellie Fox too.

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  • bluesky5
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    Originally posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
    Now they'll probably vote him in.
    It's their classic move. Like Frank Costanza stopping short.

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  • Toledo Inquisition
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    Prayers for him and his loved ones.


    Originally posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
    Now they'll probably vote him in.
    I hope not, because that would be a true insult. You're only good enough because you died? No, I hope they stick to their guns. An honest "no" vote to me is better than a "pity" vote.

    Note this excluded my personal opinions of him. Pity votes, whether I like a player or not, should be rejected in all cases. Either a player deserves to be voted in or not; sadness for his death should not be a reason to be elected.

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  • Cougar
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    Originally posted by Chadwick View Post
    Hell yes. Seventy-eight seems "young" to me. I've been unable to discover a cause of death. Do any of you know what caused his passing?
    A tribute video on MLB.com narrated by Richard Justice (iirc) did not give a cause of death, but did mention that his health had been failing for some time.

    One can't avoid speculating about COVID-19 in this environment, but if that were it, I'm not sure why they wouldn't say so.

    Coincidentally, Curly Neal, the famed ballhandler with the shaved head for the Harlem Globetrotters in the 1960s through the 1980s, died the same day, also in Houston (or a suburb therein; the obit says he passed at home, but didn't say precisely where that was). He was 77.

    At least I hope like heck it was a coincidence, and that two sports icons weren't at a recent event together in Houston where they caught the same bug.

    Scary times.

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  • ol' aches and pains
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    Now they'll probably vote him in.

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  • bluesky5
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    Didn't know Wynn spent a year in Atlanta. I see he spent half a year with the Yankees the next year, his last. That '77 Yankee team looks like the prototype for Steinbrenner ball. Acquiring everyone who ever won player of the week or was the feature highlight when he was watching TV.

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  • Los Bravos
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    Originally posted by SamtheBravesFan View Post

    He may not be a Hall of Famer (he hovers around the borderline for me and I'm a Big Hall guy), but he's better than people give him credit for.
    Co-sign

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  • jjpm74
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    Originally posted by Jar of Flies View Post

    Thank you PV, a HOF for me, 1 of 17 voters from.the Single Ballot HOF.

    Anyone else support the Toy Cannon?
    I would put him in!

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  • Chadwick
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    Originally posted by Jar of Flies View Post

    Thank you PV, a HOF for me, 1 of 17 voters from.the Single Ballot HOF.

    Anyone else support the Toy Cannon?
    Hell yes. Seventy-eight seems "young" to me. I've been unable to discover a cause of death. Do any of you know what caused his passing?

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  • SamtheBravesFan
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    Originally posted by Jar of Flies View Post

    Thank you PV, a HOF for me, 1 of 17 voters from.the Single Ballot HOF.

    Anyone else support the Toy Cannon?
    He may not be a Hall of Famer (he hovers around the borderline for me and I'm a Big Hall guy), but he's better than people give him credit for.

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  • Jar of Flies
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    Originally posted by PVNICK View Post
    R.I.P. "Toy Cannon"
    Thank you PV, a HOF for me, 1 of 17 voters from.the Single Ballot HOF.

    Anyone else support the Toy Cannon?
    Last edited by Jar of Flies; 03-28-2020, 07:33 AM.

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  • PVNICK
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    R.I.P. "Toy Cannon"

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