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Eddie Murray is a Hall of Famer.

He is a member of the 16-person Hall of Fame Expansion Era Committee, which voted in Pat Gillick on Monday.

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Murray is also one of only four players to have both 3,000 hits and 500 home runs; the others are Willie Mays, Hank Aaron and Rafael Palmeiro.

There probably is no better person to ask about whether Palmeiro, in his first year on the ballot, should be in the Hall of Fame.

Palmeiro's candidacy, of course, is stained with a failed drug test and subsequent suspension in 2005.

So what does Eddie make of the situation? Well, he's not revealing that opinion easily.

"I don't think a whole lot about it," Murray said on his way out of the Swan and Dolphin resort on his way to the airport. "That's something I am not in charge of and don't waste time with."

Murray, who wears a pendant with "3,000" on it – a gift from a friend years ago – would offer this about the exclusive club of which Palmeiro is a member.

"You've only got four people to do it. You see how difficult it is," Murray said, reiterating that he really doesn't think about Palmeiro's place among Hall of Famers.

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