Another huge day has happened as the Modern Baseball Era Committee has announced that Marvin Miller and Ted Simmons will be joining the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2020.
Miller spent 17 years (1966-82) as the Executive Director of the Major League Baseball Players Association. Under his guidance, players salaries increased by more than ten times.
Simmons was an eight-time All-Star who accumulated 2,473 Hits with 248 Home Runs over a career spent with the St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers and Atlanta Braves. In his initial Hall of Fame ballot, Simmons only lasted one year where he received 3.7% of the ballot.
Missing out were Thurman Munson, Don Mattingly, Tommy John, Steve Garvey, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Dwight Evans and Lou Whitaker. In our latest Notinhalloffame.com baseball list, Simmons was ranked #9. It will be a pleasure to remove him, when we revise our list in February.
To receive induction, a candidate needed to receive 75% of the ballot.
The Modern Baseball Veterans Committee consists of:
HOF Players: George Brett, Rod Carew, Dennis Eckersley, Eddie Murray, Ozzie Smith & Robin Yount.
MLB Executives: Sandy Alderson, Dave Dombrowski, David Glass, Walt Jocketty, Doug Melvin & Terry Ryan.
Media/Historians: Bill Center, Steve Hirdt, Jack O’Connell & Tracy Ringolsby.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to offer our congratulations to both Ted Simmons and the family of Marvin Miller at this time.