Baseball Hall of Fame

Maddux leads Class of 2014: Baseball Hall of Fame results

Maddux leads Class of 2014: Baseball Hall of Fame results
January 8, 2014 No Comments »

Get ready Cooperstown, Mad Dog is coming to town! Former pitcher Greg Maddux leads the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame class, having earned huge support in his first year on the ballot, though 16 voters failed to name him on ... Read More »

Mad Dog and Big Hurt: How the 2014 Hall of Fame vote will turn out

Mad Dog and Big Hurt: How the 2014 Hall of Fame vote will turn out
January 5, 2014 No Comments »

This Wednesday afternoon we’ll learn who will be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the baseball writers. As I did last year, I will try to predict the final outcome. Last year we got the “Big Six” ... Read More »

When judging candidates, does it matter who’s already in the Hall of Fame?

When judging candidates, does it matter who’s already in the Hall of Fame?
January 30, 2013 2 Comments »

Baseball fans love to argue about the Hall of Fame. No one really cares (nor knows much) about the Football Hall of Fame or any of the other Hall of Fames. But Cooperstown is magical. It’s the oldest of the ... Read More »

How to upgrade the Baseball Hall of Fame election process

How to upgrade the Baseball Hall of Fame election process
January 11, 2013 No Comments »

There’s no shortage of outrage over the recent Baseball Hall of Fame election. Some are upset that their favorite candidate didn’t get in, some are outraged that the “steroid guys” got too many votes, some that they got too few. ... Read More »

2013 Baseball Hall of Fame election results

2013 Baseball Hall of Fame election results
January 9, 2013 2 Comments »

The voters have spoken. In one of the most anticipated elections in the history of the Baseball Hall of Fame, no one was elected. This is only the 8th time that no player was elected by the baseball writers. Here ... Read More »

The Big Six and Leftovers: How the 2013 Hall of Fame ballot results will look

The Big Six and Leftovers: How the 2013 Hall of Fame ballot results will look
December 17, 2012 5 Comments »

Early in January, the results of the 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame balloting will be announced, in what should prove to be the most anticipated and talked-about election results in the history of that institution. The reason the results will ... Read More »

The Hall of Fame case for Deacon White

The Hall of Fame case for Deacon White
December 3, 2012 4 Comments »

In a playing career spanning two decades in the 19th century, Deacon White was a fine hitter and defensive player at both catcher and third base. He won two batting titles, one in the National Association, the other in the ... Read More »

The Hall of Fame case for Tony Mullane

The Hall of Fame case for Tony Mullane
November 30, 2012 2 Comments »

If nickname quality was the most important criteria for election to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Tony Mullane would have been inducted decades ago. He was tabbed “The Apollo of the Box” by admiring newspaper reporters and fans in the ... Read More »

Marvin Miller’s impact on baseball should be honored in Cooperstown

Marvin Miller’s impact on baseball should be honored in Cooperstown
November 28, 2012 No Comments »

No less a respected baseball observer than Red Barber once wrote that “Marvin Miller, along with Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson, is one of the three most important men in baseball history.” If that’s true, and an examination of the ... Read More »

The Hall of Fame Case for Bucky Walters

The Hall of Fame Case for Bucky Walters
November 27, 2012 No Comments »

This is the sixth in a ten-part series looking at the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Pre-Integration Era Ballot. When factoring pitching, fielding, hitting, and baserunning, Bucky Walters was probably the best athlete to toe the rubber during his era, and ... Read More »