Hal Bock wrote an excellent article very supportive of Doc Adams induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The article appeared in his Bock’s Score column in NY Sports Day titled “Meet the Man Who Created The Shortstop”. As Bock points out, “It would help if Ripken and Jeter have votes.”
One note: the article states that Doc’s next chance comes up next year. Although under the old Era Committee format that would be true, sadly, the National Baseball Hall of Fame announced a change to the ‘Era’ format last year. Doc will not be eligible again until 2020, when the ‘Early Baseball Committee’ meets at the Winter Meetings, with hopeful induction in 2021. On the bright side, that leaves plenty of time to spread the word about Doc and his contributions that deserve recognition with enshrinement in the Hall.