Daily Archives: December 6, 2015

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – December 6, 2015

MLB Reports

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It is Sunday and time for The Sunday Request.

No Trades and opt outs are not going anywhere soon. And fans should be happy about that.

It is a collectively bargained for episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Reviewing the Unusual 1936 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

The National Baseball Hall of Fame formally opened in 1939 in Cooperstown, New York. However, the concept was established in 1936, and that year the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) was tasked with voting for the inaugural class to be formally inducted three years later. At the time, the BBWAA was only voting on 20th century players, as a special Veterans Committee reviewed candidates from the 19th century. For all the debate the Hall of Fame ballot causes today, it’s clear that’s a tradition rooted all the way back with what occurred on the whacky 1936 version.

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