Talk:Tommy John

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Why use † to denote members of the Baseball Hall of Fame ? The symbol is often used to denote dead people. An asterisk would be better. -- 199.71.174.100 09:26, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

  • I replaced it with a ◊ which is probably more topical and without the implication noted above. Firebug 09:29, 15 December 2005 (UTC)
    • Great. It's much better now. Thank you for the speedy revision. -- 199.71.174.100 09:56, 15 December 2005 (UTC)
      • Sorry, my bad. I chose that symbol totally at random. I've never heard of the cross being reserved for dead people. wknight94 11:52, 15 December 2005 (UTC)
        • At http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/†, I found this information, "Since it also represents the Christian cross, in certain predominantly Christian regions, the mark is used in a text after the name of a deceased person or the date of death, as in Christian grave headstones. For this reason, it should not be used as a footnote mark next to the name of a living person." Mdoyne 01:03, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject class rating[edit]

This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as start, and the rating on other projects was brought up to start class. BetacommandBot 04:25, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Hall controversy?[edit]

This is Tommy John's last year on the initial ballot and Ricky Henderson and Jim rice make his odds look dim. Considering that he came just short of 300 wins with a very respectable ERA isn't there a lot of controversy about whether he should be in the hall? If so that should be mentioned in the article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.231.78.63 (talk) 01:48, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

Divorce Paperwork?[edit]

Isn't it in poor taste and outside the purview of an encyclopedia article to include a photo of Tommy John's divorce papers? I question the reason for its presence (surely, at least one hundred thousand biographies in the English Wikipedia feature publicly dissolved, verifiable divorces), and by what avenue it entered Wikipedia. I urge the authors of this article and the Wikipedia community to remove that photograph.Mousebelt (talk) 05:49, 3 July 2015 (UTC) NOTE: In a peremptory manner, I removed the picture of Tommy John's divorce filing for the reasons stated above, but also because otherwise no meaningful discussion of this minor topic will ever take place. I apologize to the moderators, as I rarely change content (as opposed to style) in Wikipedia, let alone remove pictures/pdfs.Mousebelt (talk) 16:35, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

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