Monday, July 30, 2007

Hall Of Fame 2007

In a time when we seem to be questioning the validity of our sports heroes on a daily basis, yesterdays Hall of Fame celebration showed that during the "steroid era" not everybody in MLB was tainted. The San Diego Padres Outfielder Tony Gwynn and Baltimore Orioles Shortstop/Third Baseman Cal Ripken Jr. were inducted into the Hall of fame on Sunday. Cal is best known for his consecutive games played streak of 2632, also has two MVP awards to his credit (1983, 1991). Gwynn, arguably the best pure hitter of this generation has won 8 National League Batting Titles (1984, 1987-89, 1994-97) and had hit .300 or better for 19 consecutive seasons. Both played for the same team for their entire career (and had 3,000+ hits for same team), something that is a dying breed in Major League Baseball. Both were also pillars of their teams communities, something that always deserves mention.

Congratulations to them both.


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