"It was hard to have that singular dominance," Mallon said. "They all had player-of-the-year seasons. They all wanted to beat each other. Can you imagine if we still had Annika and Lorena playing, what that would have been like?"
"We were looking at a Hall of Fame where nobody was going in," Mallon said Tuesday. "We still wanted it to be for players who separated themselves in their generation. Yani has separated herself. She deserves the Hall of Fame. We've had players go in at both ages, and we still think it reflects who was the best."