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RT @JohnBranchNYT: A generation of us ran around back yards saying "whoa, Nellie" and "the big soph-uh-more from Al-uh-bama" as we juk…
Top candidates are on the ballot for 10 years. I vote for two or three per year. I don’t want 7 or 8 inductees each year like pro football. Small classes make Cooperstown the most elite HOF, IMO.
Ripken’s last season was 2001, Vizquel played until 2012. Think they were different generations. Also, Vizquel won 11 Gold Gloves. Ripken won 2. But room for both in HOF, I’d say.
Check previous tweets. Answered those questions. Thanks for the interest. 
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