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Day: January 10, 2007

Ripken and Gwynn go to Cooperstown

Ripken and Gwynn go to Cooperstown

Cal Ripken Jr. , formerly of the Baltimore Orioles and Tony Gwynn, of the San Diego Padres, were voted in the first year they became eligible. Ripken received 98.5% and Gwynn 97.6% (who thought they weren’t worthy of the Hall of Fame?) I cannot think of two more fitting individuals in the modern era to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Ripken and Gwynn were on the ballot with hefty credentials. Both were All Stars (Gwynn 15 times;…

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