PhygLeGuy wrote:Over at the Hall’s web site, a search for Famers named “Winfield” (don’t forget to capitalize the ‘W’) returns a list that informs us that his Primary Team was the New York Yankees. They also show a color photograph of the man and a black and white photograph of his bronze plaque both sporting the “SD” logo. This would seem to provide book authors with a broad platform upon which to stand and be considered correct.
I don't quite get that.
If you look at the HOF website, they state that:
"The choice of which team’s logo appears on a player’s plaque is the Museum's decision, though we always consider the wishes of an inductee. As a history Museum, it's important that the logo be emblematic of the historical accomplishments of that player's career. A player's election to the Hall of Fame is a career achievement, and as such, every team for whom he played is listed on the plaque; however, the logo selection is based on where that player makes his most indelible mark."
So, Winfield wanted to go in as a Padre, the Museum must have on some level agreed with him and put the SD logo on his plaque, but for some reason they still consider him a Yankee primarily? I don't disagree with Ken calling him a Yankee HOF'er, I just disagree with the Hall calling him that.