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Jacob Ruppert one of 3 Hall electees

Updated: December 3, 2012, 7:47 PM ET
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jacob Ruppert brought Babe Ruth to New York, built Yankee Stadium and transformed the pinstripers into baseball's most dominant power. He did so much, many people just figured the owner called the Colonel was already enshrined at the Hall of Fame.

"We were surprised to learn he wasn't," former Yankees player and executive Bob Watson said.

Watson and a 16-member Hall panel changed that Monday, electing Ruppert, longtime umpire Hank O'Day and barehanded catcher ...

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