Bob’s Corner

candleThe Gallery of Renown is the name of Bob Gregory’s Hall of Fame in the same way the Hall of Fame is the name of baseball’s list of Hall of Fame members. The GOR, in a manner of speaking, is the role call. With Bob’s passing, we need a metaphysical home for the Gallery itself.

The baseball Hall of Fame has the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The GOR doesn’t need an actual building, though, so Bob Gregory’s Gallery of Renown and Museum is ridiculous. I thought “Bob’s Piano Bar” would be good – Bob played piano and most of his favorite musical artists were piano players – but a piano bar sounds too small. The Piano Bar might be a place to house the inner circle, but not the entire gallery. Bob’s Gallery sounds too much like the title of the role, and that might get confusing.

So, unless someone has a better idea, I’m going to call the imaginary, metaphysical (metaphorical?) home of the GOR “Bob’s Corner.” It’s quick and simple, easy to remember, and I know how to spell it. Done and done.

 

The Gallery Of Renown

2017 Craig Biggo, Pudge Rodriguez

2016 Junior Griffey, Frank Thomas

2015 Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez…..Vin Scully, Frank Jobe

2014 Greg Maddux, Mike Piazza

2013 Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens

2012 Fred McGriff, Andre Dawson

2011 Jeff Bagwell, Edgar Martinez

2010 Barry Larkin, Roberto Alomar…..Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa

2009 Rickey Henderson, Darrell Evans

2008 Tim Raines, Mark McGwire

2007 Cal Ripken, Tony Gwynn

2006 Kirby Puckett, Will Clark

2005 Wade Boggs, Goose Gossage…..Joe Garagiola, Mel Allen

2004 Paul Molitor, Dennis Eckersley

2003 Eddie Murray, Ryne Sandberg

2002 Ozzie Smith, Alan Trammell

2001 Dave Winfield, Lou Whitaker

2000 Nolan Ryan, Carlton Fisk…..Whitey Herzog, Sparky Anderson

1999 George Brett, Robin Yount

1998 Gary Carter, Bert Blyleven

1997 Pete Rose, Graig Nettles

1996 Ted Simmons, Keith Hernandez

1995 Mike Schmidt, Bobby Grich…..Buck O’Neil, Lefty O’Doul

1994 Steve Carlton, Don Sutton

1993 Reggie Jackson, Phil Niekro

1992 Tom Seaver, Fergie Jenkins

1991 Rod Carew, Gaylord Perry

1990 Joe Morgan, Jim Palmer…..Earl Weaver, Dick Williams

1989 Johnny Bench, Carl Yastrzemski

1988 Willie Stargell, Luis Tiant

1987 Roger Maris, Luis Aparicio

1986 Willie McCovey, Orlando Cepeda

1985 Lou Brock, Dick Allen…..Marvin Miller, Harry Carey

1984 Billy Williams, Joe Torre

1983 Brooks Robinson, Harmon Killebrew

1982 Hank Aaron, Frank Robinson

1981 Bob Gibson, Juan Marichal

1980 Al Kaline, Ron Santo…..Walter Alston, Leo Durocher

1979 Willie Mays, Nellie Fox

1978 Roberto Clemente, Hoyt Wilhelm

1977 Ernie Banks, Jim Bunning

1976 Ken Boyer, Don Drysdale

1975 Willard Brown, Early Wynn…..Walter O’Malley, George Weiss

1974 Mickey Mantle, Eddie Mathews

1973 Whitey Ford, Ralph Kiner

1972 Sandy Koufax, Robin Roberts

1971 Yogi Berra, Warren Spahn

1970 Duke Snider, Minnie Minoso…..Billy Southworth, Al Lopez

1969 Stan Musial, Enos Slaughter

1968 Richie Ashburn, Ray Dandridge

1967 Ray Brown, Lou Boudreau

1966 Ted Williams, Larry Doby

1965 Joe Medwick, Hal Newhouser…..Bill Veeck, Ed Barrow

1964 PeeWee Reese, Joe Gordon

1963 Roy Campanella, Monte Irvin

1962 Jackie Robinson, Bob Feller

1961 Stan Hack, Billy Herman

1960 Dizzy Dean, Wes Ferrell…..Casey Stengel, Wilbert Robinson

1959 Satchel Paige, Johnny Mize

1958 Biz Mackey, Jud Wilson

1957 Joe DiMaggio, Joe Cronin

1956 Buck Leonard, Luke Appling

1955 Willie Wells, Cool Papa Bell…..Branch Rickey, Jacob Ruppert

1954 Arky Vaughn, Bill Dickey

1953 Mel Ott, Hank Greenberg

1952 Josh Gibson, Martin Dihigo

1951 Jimmie Foxx, Paul Waner

1950 Al Simmons, Mule Suttles…..Joe McCarthy, Bill McKechnie

1949 Carl Hubbell, Gabby Hartnett

1948 Turkey Stearnes, Charlie Gehringer

1947 Lefty Grove, Oscar Charleston

1946 Heinie Groh, Bill Foster

1945 Lou Gehrig, Frankie Frisch…..Kenesaw Landis, Bill Klem

1944 Bullet Rogan, Goose Goslin

1943 Rogers Hornsby, Mickey Cochrane

1942 Bill Terry, Joe Sewell

1941 Babe Ruth, Dazzy Vance

1940 Max Carey, Pete Hill…..Miller Huggins, C.I. Taylor

1939 Harry Heilmann, Wally Schang

1938 Pop Lloyd, Smokey Joe Williams

1937 George Sisler, Joe Jackson

1936 Pete Alexander, Eddie Collins

1935 Cristobal Torriente, Stan Coveleski…..Rube Foster, Connie Mack

1934 Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker

1933 Walter Johnson, Zach Wheat

1932 Louis Santop, Jose Mendez

1931 Roy Thomas, Bobby Veach

1930 Tommy Leach, Bill Monroe…..John McGraw

1929 Spottswood Poles, Frank Grant

1928 Frank Baker, Roger Bresnahan

1927 Larry Doyle, Bobby Wallace

1926 Sherry Magee, Joe Tinker

1925 Ed Walsh, Johnny Evers…..Ban Johnson

1924 Mordecai Brown, Eddie Plank

1923 Honus Wagner, Sam Crawford

1922 Christy Mathewson, Nap Lajoie

1921 Fred Clarke, Clark Griffith

1920 Frank Chance, Addie Joss…..Frank Selee

1919 Vic Willis, Jimmy Sheckard

1918 Elmer Flick, Joe Kelley

1917 Cy Young, Bill Dahlen

1916 Willie Keeler, Rube Waddell

1915 George Davis, Hugh Duffy…..Bob Ferguson

1914 Jimmy Collins, Joe McGinnity

1913 Jake Beckley, Bob Caruthers

1912 Kid Nichols, Jimmy Ryan

1911 Jesse Burkett, Mickey Welch

1910 Hughie Jennings, George Van Haltren…..Ned Hanlon

1909 Ed Delahanty, Ned Williamson

1908 Pud Galvin, Pete Browning

1907 Billy Hamilton, Amos Rusie

1906 Charlie Bennett, Bid McPhee

1905 Harry Stovey, George Gore…..Daniel “Doc” Adams

1904 Roger Connor, Sam Thompson

1903 Cap Anson, Buck Ewing

1902 Dan Brouthers, Jack Glasscock

1901 Tim Keefe, Monte Ward

1900 Jim O’Rourke, John Clarkson…..Jim Mutrie

1899 King Kelly

1898 Paul Hines

1897 Hoss Radbourn

1896 Deacon White

1895 Tommy Bond…..William Hulbert

1894 Charley Smith

1893 Jim McCormick

1892 Joe Start

1891 Dick McBride

1890 Cal McVey…..Harry Wright

1889 Dickie Pearce

1888 George Wright

1887 Ross Barnes

1886 Jim Creighton

1885 Al Spalding…..Henry Chadwick

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