February is Black History Month, and with Baseball Hall of Fame talk still hot among many fans and scribes, now seems a good time to take a brief look at some Black players who have been considered and voted on but who are not enshrined at Cooperstown, at least not yet.
While I'm a Philadelphia Phillies fan and that team is the subject of the majority of my baseball writing, that my vote went to four players who performed with that team is merely coincidental.
My 2021 IBWAA Baseball Hall of Fame ballot includes the greatest lefty reliever of all-time, the greatest postseason pitcher in baseball history, and a third baseman and center fielder among the greatest defenders at their positions of all-time.
My 2020 IBWAA Baseball Hall of Fame ballot
When the 2017 World Baseball Classic began, the team representing The Netherlands was certainly not considered to be among the tournament favorites.After all, we’re talking about The Netherlands. You know, the Dutch?Isn’t that Holland? When you think of them, wouldn’t you tend to think of windmills, dikes, tulips, and chocolates more than hardball?On the grander … Continue reading WBC 2017: Who are The Netherlands?