In my book, Seeing Home, I mention the late Yankee owner George M. Steinbrenner, who was a wonderful person. I call him one of life’s hall of famers, a guy who quietly and consistently helped those in need.
Unfortunately, for reasons I’ll describe below, he isn’t yet a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
It reminded me of another should be Baseball Hall of Fame owner that is mentioned in Seeing Home, Horace Stoneham of the New York Giants.
While he was never the household name that Steinbrenner was, Stoneham had just as big an impact on New York baseball. It was his last move in New York, however, that might be the thing that’s unfairly keeping him out of the Hall.