Tomasik: Top 5 reasons why Sam Breadon should be elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

From SABR member Mark Tomasik at RetroSimba on November 25, 2012:

Sam Breadon is being considered for election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and our question is: What took so long?

Breadon, principal owner of the Cardinals from 1920 through 1947, has the credentials to be enshrined with other big-league executives.

Along with former Cardinals shortstop Marty Marion, Breadon is one of 10 candidates on the Pre-Integration Era ballot being considered for election to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. The ballot is for players, managers, umpires and executives whose most significant achievements came before 1946.

To be elected, a candidate must receive votes from at least 12 of the 16 voters, one of whom is Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt. Results of the voting will be announced Dec. 3.

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Originally published: November 27, 2012. Last Updated: November 27, 2012.