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In 1915 Carrie Chapman Catt, a veteran suffragist since the mid-1880s and a former president of the NAWSA, again secured the organization’s top leadership post. Catt proved to be an adept administrator and organizer whose “Winning Plan” strategy called for disciplined and relentless efforts to achieve state referenda on the vote, especially in nonwestern states.9 Key victories—the first in the South and East—followed in 1917, when Arkansas and New York granted partial and full voting rights, respectively. Beginning in 1917, President Wilson (a convert to the suffrage cause) urged Congress to pass a voting rights amendment. Another crowning achievement also was reached that year when Montana’s Jeannette Rankin was sworn into the 65th Congress (1917–1919) on April 2. Elected two years after her state enfranchised women, Rankin became the first woman to serve in the national legislature.
3See, for example, DuBois, : 21–52; Woloch, : 327.
People are people. In an era when Major League Baseball did not actively police steroids use, a bunch of players took steroids. Some of them played well, some of them did not. And the Hall of Fame should be about only one thing…
5Woloch, : quotes from 328; see also 329–336.
And unless someone plans to purge them all from the museum and recraft it as some squeaky-clean place honoring only Lou Gehrig and Derek Jeter, then it doesn’t really seem fair to exclude contemporary players on behalf of morality.
Gary Fineout, Jennifer Kay and Josh Replogle, Associated Press
But all those men impacted the game in ways the Hall of Fame and its voters thought meaningful enough to honor in Cooperstown. And those are only the accessible examples. The walls of Cooperstown are lined with bigots and drunks and wife-beaters and all sorts of lowlifes who should be celebrated only for their remarkable baseball talents.