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Without Roger Maris, It Can't Be Called the Baseball Hall of Fame

December 21, 1985

Two of the most indefensible oversights of our time: Jorge Luis Borges never having been awarded the Nobel Prize for literature and Roger Maris never being elected to baseball's Hall of Fame. As a result, the literary world is overrun with obscure Nobelist Czechoslovakian poets, and the Hall of Fame is bursting to the seams with obscure turn-of-the-century utility infielders.

PHIL STEPHENS

Santa Barbara

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