In 33 years of covering baseball, no one taught me more about the game than Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver.
Orioles, Reds, Cardinals, Giants & Red Sox ... take your pick as to who tops the list.
It takes 75 percent to be elected, and less than five percent to be removed from the ballot, and Rafael Palmeiro was much closer to five.
Rafael Palmeiro's numbers should make him a definite Hall of Famer, but his chances to enter Cooperstown's doors are obviously a long shot.
With his power, perseverance and presence, Cal Ripken was unlike any shortstop who's ever played the game.