SPORT: Baseball: Willie, Mickey and...the Scooter?

Even as a statistical genius wittilty attacks its methods of seleciton, the Hall of Fame remains baseball's hokey, majestic shrine

What we really need is a Baseball Hall of Names. So much melodrama and vaudeville echo in the monikers of old-time players: Lu Blue, Pebbly Jack Glasscock, Orval Overall, Baby Doll Jacobson, Heinie Manush. Sometimes a player finds a namemate from another era and forges a powerful link in baseball's memory chain. So this year let us induct Harvard Eddie Grant and Parisian Bob Caruthers, Goose Goslin and Goose Gossage, Rollie Fingers and Mordecai Peter Centennial (Three Finger) Brown. Not to forget those matching tabloid headlines, Urban Shocker and Country Slaughter.

Some of these names are embossed on bronze plaques in...

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