It was announced today that former Yankee second baseman Joe Gordon was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee. Gordon played for the Yanks from 1938-1946 before finishing his career with a four-year stint with the Indians that ended in 1950. In his 13 years in the majors, Gordon hit for a line of .268/.357/.466 to go along with 253 home runs and 975 RBI.

I'm not really a huge fan of numbers when it comes to the Hall, but by comparison, Bret Boone put up pretty similar numbers in his 14-year career (.266/.325/.442 with 252 homers and 1,021 RBI). Having not been able to watch Gordon play myself, that's all I really have to go by. I guess the committee saw something I didn't. Maybe it was the 5 World Series rings?