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He didn’t care about Vince’s predilection for the running game, keep it close and win games in the fourth quarter. What he was most interested in was obvious. Ted Williams also thought that Shoeless Joe Jackson belonged in the Hall. With Shoeless Joe’s remarkable hitting ability, some say he was the most natural hitter ever to play the game. If you google his name and read his personal accounting of the so called “Black Sox” scandal, he tells an interesting story of his innocence, but all efforts to clear his name have ended up in futility.

This summer when the new class of inductees gathers in Cooperstown, more than likely there will be considerable attention paid to Pete Rose’s situation. There are some who would support his reinstatement, but all commissioners to date have refused.

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