Shrine of Eternals Picks Three

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Shrine of Eternals Picks Three

In an announcement dated May 3, 2017, the Board of Directors of The Baseball Reliquary has announced that their membership has selected a class of three electees for induction into their “Shrine of Eternals” on Sunday, July 16, 2017, in a public ceremony at the Donald R. Wright Auditorium in the Pasadena Central Library, Pasadena, California.

As Executive Director Terry Cannon explains, the Shrine of the Eternals is the Baseball Reliquary’s equivalent to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Of the 50 eligible candidates on the 2017 ballot, Vin Scully was the top vote-getting electee with a 59.5% appearance on all returned ballots. Bob Uecker was second with 37% and lovable cartoon character Charlie Brown was third – just barely above the 25% minimum qualifying line with a sweet reading of 25.5%.

Runner-ups in this year’s election included Leo Durocher (24.8%), Bob Costas (23.5%), Octavius V. Catto (23%) and Effa Manley (23%).

Further down the list of those not selected were former Astros J.R. Richard (22%), Rusty Staub (15%), and Joe Pepitone (12%) – and Country & Western singer/ballplayer Charlie Pride (12%).  For further information on the event and for their help making your travel plans to the induction this coming July, please go to the Baseball Reliquary site for further information.

Contact: Terry Cannon, Executive Director, The Baseball Reliquary

Phone: (626) 791-7647

E-Mail: terymar@earthlink.net

Website: www.baseballreliquary.org

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Bill McCurdy

Publisher, Editor, Writer

The Pecan Park Eagle

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