There’s no reason at all for Tom Yawkey to be in the baseball Hall of Fame. He owned the Red Sox for over 40 years, and in that time they won just three pennants and never won the World Series. He also dragged his feat in integrating the team, making them the last major league franchise to do so. This was after he helped write a report for his fellow owners in 1946 that recommended major league baseball remain segregated. It was also after political pressure forced him to hold
I've never liked the Veterans (Era) committee. It's bias, as proven by Harold Baines being accepted in 2018 thanks to his former manager and teammates being on the committee. Baines never received higher than 6.1% in the actual HOF voting for five years and fell off the ballot in 2011. There's a reason for that. He was good, but not HOF good. Yet, as with Yawkey, he got in years after thanks to a special group.
Good history lesson. Thanks.