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J.R. Richard on Ballot for Shrine of the Eternals

March 3, 2019

Bill McCurdy, John Storenski and J.R. Richard
~ 2003, following J.R.’s induction into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame.

The Baseball Reliquary, located in Southern California, but dedicated to the honor of baseball’s contributions to art and culture throughout the world. has announced  their fifty 2019 candidates for induction into the Shrine of the Eternals ~ their elite body of individuals who have made everything from the art and culture side of things in the history of baseball to the plainly unique and unusual, plus the overpowering statistical accomplishments, as well.

Voting is by all the contributing financial donors ($25.00 per year and up) by all who have paid their 2019 dues by March 31, 2019. Ballots will be e-mailed to the list of eligible voters on April 1, 2019, with the results then going into publication at the Baseball Reliquary website.

For further information about the 2019 voting plan, please check out this program link:

Terry Cannon. Executive Director
Minding the store at The Baseball Reliquary.

For all further information the Baseball Reliquary, please contact Executive Director Terry Cannon in one of the ways shown here:

Terry Cannon
Executive Director
The Baseball Reliquary
phone: (626) 791-7647

I’ve only been a member for a little over one year, but had followed their community education activities for most of the past decade. Unfortunately, I was not aware of The Baseball Reliquary in 2009, when our legendary Houston MLB founder and Astrodome contributor to so many baseball, other sport, and cultural events, Judge Roy Hofheinz, was listed as a candidate for “The Shrine”, but was not inducted and fell immediately off the ballot. ~ What! ~ What!! ~ What!!!

As we sometimes mutter in these parts, I’d have been on that omission “like a frog on a June bug” had I seen it earlier. ~ The Judge belongs in this Shrine. As soon as possible. And it isn’t yet April 1, 2019. There have to be a few SoCal printers out there that can handle the late addition of the man whose push for a domed air-cooled ballpark led to a venue that virtually continues to make the bed for how all sports in America are now played.

Not just “by the way”. ~ There is another name that is on the 2019 ballot who deserves and would get southwest, Houston, and southeast support ~ had “BR” suddenly received more mid-country voters than it now has. And that name is J.R. Richard!

Come on, Houston, help us out here!

         Note: When the actual 50-name ballots go out, voters may vote for up to 9 people on the list. Forgive me, but I do not have the details on how the list pares down to the actual inductee names. I’m thinking it’s probably on some kind of voter percentage formula, like the one used by the BBWAA and the Hall of Fame.

Please do give membership to the Baseball Reliquary your serious consideration. The work that Terry Cannon and his group is doing is simply larger than Los Angeles and the greater Southern California area. They need the bloodline of baseball that also includes Houston, Atlanta, St. Louis, Seattle, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago and Miami, et cetera.



Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher