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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Treasures Stolen from Baseball Hall of Fame Continue to Surface at Alarming Rate

The jig is up! Collectors around the country have been reading the recent reports on Haulsofshame.com and they are identifying and reporting to our “Tips” line, both public and private sightings of baseball treasures that have been stolen from the National Baseball Library in Cooperstown, New York. While it seems like the Baseball Hall of Fame would much rather sweep the evidence of a growing scandal under a very large rug, new evidence of the thefts is surfacing at a most alarming rate. Its a national disgrace, and Haulsofshame.com is the only media outlet covering the disturbing story of the massive thefts from baseball’s national shrine.

Pop Snyder Posted: September 23, 2010 at 01:40 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: hall of fame, history, memorabilia

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   1. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 23, 2010 at 03:59 PM (#3646872)
I don't ever have much to say about these posts from Hauls of Shame, but they're always interesting and informative, and I'm glad they get linked here.
   2. Bob Tufts Posted: September 23, 2010 at 04:34 PM (#3646915)
I am reminded of the Bowie Kuhn/Joe Reichler incident in 1982 (via Bill James, "Politics of Glory") when HOF materials were sold by Reichler and Kuhn excused Joe's actions.
   3. Ron Johnson Posted: September 23, 2010 at 04:41 PM (#3646924)
#2 Wasn't Halper a key part of bringing that story to light?

IIRC he noticed some of the private sales and called somebody at the HOF and asked why he didn't get a chance to bid.
   4. AndrewJ Posted: September 23, 2010 at 04:53 PM (#3646939)
I am reminded of the Bowie Kuhn/Joe Reichler incident in 1982 (via Bill James, "Politics of Glory") when HOF materials were sold by Reichler and Kuhn excused Joe's actions.

Indeed. Hall of Fame exec director Cliff Kachline helped bring that scandal to public attention, and the HOF board of trustees responded promptly -- they fired Kachline.
   5. Rickey! On a blog from 1998. With the candlestick. Posted: September 23, 2010 at 04:55 PM (#3646941)
This is a misappropriation of the term "treasures."
   6. Willie Mayspedester Posted: September 23, 2010 at 05:08 PM (#3646955)
Ghost Hunters stole Ted William's head... AND SOUL!!!!
   7. ursus arctos Posted: September 23, 2010 at 05:56 PM (#3646989)
His ledes are always over the top cheesy for my taste (as is the name of the site), but I think he feels that he has to do that in order to garner attention in the "mainstream media" attention.

As #1 notes, the actual articles are always interesting and informative.
   8. pinball1973 Posted: September 23, 2010 at 11:10 PM (#3647270)
The idea of the HOF is wonderful.

The actual organization and its methods have always verged on the criminal, as a metaphor, and now in fact.

It's very much a classic American institution.
   9. AndrewJ Posted: September 23, 2010 at 11:29 PM (#3647284)
I'm looking forward to the "Hauls of Shame" book, which is supposed to be out shortly.

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