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The Hall of Very Good™ Announces 2019 Class

By: The Hall of Very Good | November 19, 2019 Since 2012, The Hall of Very Good™ has done its best to shine a light on those that Cooperstown has seemingly forgotten. Almost one year ago, the National Baseball Hall of Fame finally saw the light and opens its doors to 2015 HOVG Inductee Lee Smith. This year’s class includes a pair of players who, like baseball’s onetime all-time saves leader, deserves another look. In 2006, a group of Negro Leaguers were honored by baseball’s Hall of Fame. Not among the 17 selected for inclusion…BUCK O’NEIL. Considered by many...

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The HOVG Podcast: Shirley Burkovich

By: The Hall of Very Good | November 19, 2019 This week, Shawn Anderson and Lou Olsen are joined by Shirley “Hustle” Burkovich. The former AAGPBL player talks to the boys about how and when she got her start playing professional baseball, how she got her nickname, if she saved anything from her playing days, the status of the International Women’s Baseball Center and, of course, “A League of Their Own”. (Download The Hall of Very Good Podcast over on iTunes) SHOW NOTES: [embedded content] International Women’s Baseball Center Limited Edition IWBC Double-Bobblehead: Shirley Burkovich and Maybelle Blair Home...

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BBWAA Releases 2020 Hall of Fame Ballot

By: The Hall of Very Good | November 18, 2019 This past year saw baseball’s first unanimous Hall of Famer…and while no one will argue his candidacy, will Derek Jeter join Mariano Rivera with 100% of the vote? Probably not. Monday, the BBWAA released the 2020 ballot consisting of 32 names…14 returners and 18 new names for fans to argue their inclusion (or not). Leading the pack (obviously) is Jeter, but the rest of the first-timers are highlighted by a bunch of guys who could be one and done or end up sticking around for all ten years of...

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