In a recent column, I advocate for the National Baseball Hall of Fame to enshrine home-run king Sadaharu Oh. He is 80 years old. He should be honored for his contributions to the game around the world. The NBHOF is the closest thing to a true international baseball hall of fame.Oh was a remarkable player and winner: The Giants captured 11 Japan Series titles during his 22-year career.
By Ed Odeven
Sadaharu Oh performed one part of his former job ー bashing home runs ー better than anybody in pro baseball history.
Which is why it’s long overdue for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, to overhaul its induction requirements. The institution, which opened its doors in 1936, celebrates, promotes and curates baseball history. There are 333 elected members.
Oh, who celebrated his 80th birthday on May 20, deserves to be honored by America’s Baseball…
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