Whatever Happened to the Hall of Fame

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 6, 1995 - Sports & Recreation - 464 pages
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Arguing about the merits of players is the baseball fan's second favorite pastime and every year the Hall of Fame elections spark heated controversy. In a book that's sure to thrill--and infuriate--countless fans, Bill James takes a hard look at the Hall, probing its history, its politics and, most of all, its decisions.

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User Review  - ehines - LibraryThing

A good history of and criticism of the Hall and its inductees. Makes for very good reading for baseball fans, though it's not quite up to the level of the Historical Abstracts, say. Read full review

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User Review  - joeldinda - LibraryThing

"The Politics of Glory" was reissued as "Whatever Happened to the Hall of Fame." This is both a history of the Baseball Hall of Fame and an examination of the apparent standards used by the voting ... Read full review

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Bill James made his mark in the 1970s and 1980s with his Baseball Abstracts. He has been tearing down preconceived notions about America’s national pastime ever since. He is currently the Senior Advisor on Baseball Operations for the Boston Red Sox, as well as the author of The Man from the Train. James lives in Lawrence, Kansas, with his wife, Susan McCarthy, and three children.

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