I saw a letter about Roger Maris and the Hall of Fame and I just had to respond.
But with so many Yankee fans in New York (I HAVE NO IDEA WHY!!!) my letter was not published.
However this is my blog and as such I control what gets on and what does not so:
Should Roger Maris be in the Hall of Fame?
Mr. Maris is famous whether or not he is inducted into that hall.
He was a gentle man and a good ball player who never complained about how unfairly he was treated for having the nerve to break a revered baseball record.
Oddly enough that record has since been broken again and again. And it was broken mostly by players using drugs!
I am no fan of the Yankee organization for starting and continuing the trend that ruined baseball as a game. They subverted all that was wholesome and good about
’s pastime by turning it into a heartless business of profit at any cost. America
But Mr. Maris had heart and he went about his job as a ball player with the same diligence and modesty as did Lou Gherig years before him and many honest ballplayers since.
Roger Maris deserves to be in the Hall of Fame, even if they place him there with an asterisk!