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Chapter Two, Page 17

"Who Killed the Hall of Fame Game?" is a murder mystery with many suspects but too much inconclusive evidence. We can make a case against the Players' Association, the likeliest suspect, and perhaps bring charges against MLB and Commissioner Bud Selig as accomplices after the fact, but even if we get Perry Mason as prosecutor, will we get a conviction?


Moreover, beginning in 2009, there will be something else to take the place of baseball's Hall of Fame Game. A new tradition will start, one that 70 years from now in 2078 may be equally revered and mourned.

 

 

Chapter Seven, Page 93


AUGUST 8, 1977

DOUBLEDAY FIELD, COOPERSTOWN

TWINS 8, PHILLIES 5


A pattern is starting to emerge in the Baseball Hall of Fame Game. Stars, starters, and the established and better-known players are typically:


 

Chapter Eleven, Page 150


CHAPTER ELEVEN

JUNE 16, 2008:

SLOGGING TOWARD COOPERSTOWN


WHAT MAN HAD WROUGHT, NATURE AND NATURE

 


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