It took 6 long years for the BBWAA to do the right thing.
On January 7, 2003 Gary was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame!!
Gary collected 387 votes for a 78.02% (a player needs 75% to be elected). Also elected with Gary were:
Gary, your dedication, drive and how you played the game made you a player very much deserving of this honor.
As a voice of many fans I say thank you for the memories and CONGRATS on this day. I'll see you at Cooperstown!!