Nuxhall Not Headed To The Hall Of Fame
Say it ain't so.... The Baseball Hall of Fame voters ignored the 82,304 online votes for Joe Nuxhall -- 10 times more than the second-place online finisher -- to give the Ford C. Frick Award to Seattle Mariners voice Dave Niehaus. He has been the Mariners' voice all 31 years the team has existed.
This doesn't bode well for Nux, who died Nov. 15 at age 79. Son Kim Nuxhall told me yesterday: "This has to be his best chance to win, hands down. It will never be like this again."
Despite the huge online tally (67%) , Kim knew there was no certainty his father would be inducted in Cooperstown this summer. When Reds fans told him in recent months that his father was a sure thing for the Frick Award, Kim says he would remind them about Negro League star Buck O'Neill. "How he was never voted into the Hall of Fame while he was living is beyond me," Kim said.
O'Neill, who died in November 2006 at age 94, will be inducted into Cooperstown this summer.
Do you think Nuxhall will ever make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Coopertown?