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Uncle Robby is in the Hall. What about the HoME?

Uncle Robby is in the Hall. What about the HoME?

Last election was a relief for me because after three straight 0-fers we finally put our first manager in the HoME, Miller Huggins. We only have four candidates this election, but since they took home five World Series titles combined it’s not unreasonable to think that we’ll add another manager this election.

Especially when you see who we’re considering.

Two of our candidates are among the top-24 on the all-time list of games managed. And the other two are on our list largely because they took home a World Series title. It’s difficult to compare someone who managed for 33 years with guys who managed for five and six. Luckily we don’t have to do that. We’re looking at a standard of excellence. Just as not every player needs to be the equal of Honus Wagner or Mike Schmidt, for example, not every manager needs to be the equivalent of John McGraw to get into the HoME.

Three of our four candidates this election are Hall of Famers, two of them being elected as managers. Take a look at our short list.

	                                                      G>    WS   Flags
                    Yrs     From        W      L       %    .500    Won  Won
=====================================================================================
Wilbert Robinson     19   1902-1931   1399   1398    .500      1     0     2
John McGraw          33   1899-1932   2763   1948    .586    815     3    10
Gabby Street          6   1929-1938    365    332    .524     33     1     2
Mickey Cochrane       5   1934-1938    348    250    .582     98     1     2

I think it’s obvious that one of these guys will be elected, but the questions are whether or not anyone else will be and whether or not anyone will get to our second phase. We’ll share results on Friday.

Howard

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