"God's been good to me,'' the 94-year-old said after results of Monday's special election were announced. "You can see that, can't you? It didn't happen. They didn't think Buck was good enough to be in the Hall of Fame. That's the way they thought about it and that's the way it is, so we're going to live with that. Now, if I'm a hall-of-famer for you, that's all right with me. Just keep loving old Buck.
"Don't shed any tears 'cause I'm not going to the Hall of Fame.''