Tuesday, November 5, 2019


It could end up being my dream come true.  Don Mattingly and Thurman Munson, both going to the Hall of Fame.  It could happen, along with Derek Jeter in 2020.  That is pretty outstanding.  Wow!

MLB.com writes this:

"Mattingly and Munson are among the 10 finalists to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame via the Modern Baseball Era ballot. Jeter, meanwhile, will be on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot for the first time in 2020. 

Jeter, known simply as 'The Captain' and later 'Mr. November,' figures to be a sure-fire first-ballot Hall of Famer. The Yankees' shortstop was a 14-time All-Star and five-time World Series champion during his 20-year career, spent entirely with the Yankees. 

Mattingly racked up plenty of honors of his own during his 14-year career with the Yankees from 1982-95. A six-time All-Star and nine-time Gold Glove winner, 'Donnie Baseball' was also named the 1985 AL MVP and finished as the runner-up in '86. New York retired Mattingly's No. 23 in 1997. 

As for Munson, he was another player who spent his entire career with the Yankees. A first-round pick in the 1968 MLB Draft, Munson was later named the 1970 AL Rookie of the Year. He went on to win the '76 AL MVP Award before helping guide the Yankees to back-to-back World Series titles in '77 and '78."

Look, everyone knows Jeter's getting in. That's not news.

What is news is the idea that players like Munson and Mattingly have a legit chance now.

Let's hope.

1 comment:

  1. I wish for both of them to get earned.
    They bith earnes and deserve this.


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