RIP: Mickey Vernon

James "Mickey" Vernon, the firstbaseman who played for over 20 years in the 40’s and the 50’s passed away Wednesday. 

From all accounts, I always considered Vernon to be one the best players who isn’t in the Hall of Fame. 

That may change though.  Vernon has been selected to the final ballot of the Veterans Committee for the 2008 class.  The results of the ballot will be announced on December 8th. 

Vernon also managed the Washington Senators, the team he played the most, between 1961-1963. 

One Response to “RIP: Mickey Vernon”

  1. Mickey Vernon should have been in the Hall of Fame back in the 1960’s. There are too many in the hall who couldn’t carry Vernons bat or his glove. He was one of the all-time best clutch hitters!

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