The "Old Lefthander" was inducted in Springfield, Mass., in September at the age of 86. You might think he would have been bitter about the wait, but he actually appreciated the attention that came as friends and family campaigned for him.
"If I'd had gotten in 10 years ago ... nobody would know who I was," he told PressBox.
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Issue 250: December 2018 / January 2019