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Traber’s Cooperstown Plaque

9:00 AM EDT on September 14, 2011

We all know that Jim Traber likes to preach about who does and does not belong in the Baseball Hall of Fame.  However, it wasn't until an alert Ogle Mole pointed this out to us that we understood where "The Ultimate" got his right to judge.

He has been inducted in to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

According to Jim's bio on his pathetic little website:

I feel honored that I was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in the first year of its existence.

This is amazing news.  Not only did Jim parlay his .227 career batting average into the greatest honor the sport of baseball can bestow, they inducted him 22 years before he was born along with Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, Walter Johnson, and Honus Wagner.

An extensive look at the National Baseball Hall of Fame's website, however, failed to turn up a picture of Traber's plaque.  I'm starting to wonder if Trabes isn't inflating his resume a bit.  At this point, I am starting to wonder if he even knows Hunter Mahan, or if the heavy metal band Quiet Riot ever invited him to a concert in Japan.

Or maybe he was inducted for his ingenuity in the art of breaking in mitts and they just haven't put that on the website.

Note:  It's possible that Jim was referring to the Oklahoma State University Baseball Hall of Fame, which is the first thing that comes to mind when someone says "Baseball Hall of Fame."

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