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Hearing the stories of those who have been voted into the Hall of Fame, especially those who played before and at the turn of the 20th Century and those who played in the Negro Leagues, gives the game a much grander standing. The introductions of the positions prior to the reading of the biographies in order of the year they were inducted was a nice touch although Orlando Cepeda was harder to understand. It was still nice to have the players read their own biographies.
My one complaint is that while this says it has a complete roster of inductees, it does not include executives, announcers or umpires. I was getting to the end of managers and looking forward to hearing about the umpires and the book ended. These men gave as much to the game as any player, many times much, much more in time and dedication, and they are not included in this book. One of the great things about the Hall of Fame is that is for those who belong regardless of how they got there and only by merit. There is no "Superstars Wing," "Barely Made It Wing," and "Mistaken Entry Wing." They are all Hall of Famers. Not including the executive, announcers and umpires who are members of the Hall of Fame is quite disrespectful to the job they did.
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Awesome to hear all of the personal inspirational stories, voices, and funny anecdotes of the greats.
Would definitely recommend it
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