Baseball Hall of Fame

Gang of four earn election to Baseball Hall of Fame

Gang of four earn election to Baseball Hall of Fame
January 6, 2015 No Comments »

Craig Biggio, Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, and John Smoltz have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and will join baseball’s legends when they are inducted in July in Cooperstown. Johnson, Martinez, and Smoltz, three of the best ... Read More »

Here’s how the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame election will turn out

Here’s how the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame election will turn out
January 2, 2015 No Comments »

Next Tuesday afternoon we’ll learn who will be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the baseball writers. For the third consecutive¬†year I will try to predict the final outcome. I have had some modest success in the ... Read More »

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 »