I'd like to see Pete and Shoeless Joe get in!!
You know what, so would I. To me the baseball hall of fame should be about merit, based upon their ability on the field. How are their stats, not how moral is their character. Can you imagine the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame measuring the character of their inductees before being voted on? How about the Football Hall of Fame, any misbehavior in any of those inductees?I'd like to see Pete and Shoeless Joe get in!!
Pete knew if the entire story got out he would be forever banned just like the Black Sox players were. He took a chance on the lifetime ban hoping, that somewhere down the road, he’d be allowed back in and the story would wither on the vine. Pete took the gamble and so far has lost.I am sure he agreed to the lifetime ban thinking it was going to save him a lot more embarrassment coming out and agreed to cut his losses and never imagined, unlike other professional sports, that lifetime meant a lifetime