Baseball Hall of Fame

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Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens Denied Entry to Hall of Fame

David Ortiz, however, is elected on his first try

(Newser) - David Ortiz gazed at his phone, his pursed lips revealing nerves rarely seen from one of the game's great clutch hitters. Pedro Martinez's hand rested on Ortiz's shoulder, and Martinez grinned when the good news came through. The former teammates embraced, and Martinez welcomed Ortiz into a...

Jeter Enters Hall at the Top of His Class
Jeter Enters
Hall at the Top
of His Class
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Jeter Enters Hall at the Top of His Class

Ted Simmons, Larry Walker, and Marvin Miller also are inducted in Cooperstown

(Newser) - In Derek Jeter's speech Wednesday, he thanked the Yankees scout who discovered him and saw this day coming from the start. "He's not going to the University of Michigan," Dick Groch said. "The only place Derek Jeter is going is Cooperstown." Jeter was elected...

For 3rd Time in 50 Years, a Rebuff From Baseball Hall of Fame

No new class this year, though Curt Schilling, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens came closest in voting

(Newser) - The Baseball Hall of Fame won’t have any new players in the class of 2021 after voters decided no one had the merits—on the field or off—for enshrinement in Cooperstown on this year's ballot. Curt Schilling, Barry Bonds, and Roger Clemens were the closest in voting...

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Don Sutton Dead at 75

The Los Angeles Dodgers legend had cancer

(Newser) - Don Sutton, a Hall of Fame pitcher who was a stalwart of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ rotation spanning an era from Sandy Koufax to Fernando Valenzuela, died Tuesday, the AP reports. He was 75. The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, said Sutton died at his home in Rancho...

Goodbye to One of Baseball's 'Most Uncompromising' Players

Hall of Famer Bob Gibson, powerhouse pitcher for St. Louis Cardinals, dies at 84

(Newser) - Hall of Famer Bob Gibson, the dominating St. Louis Cardinals pitcher who won a record seven consecutive World Series starts and set a modern standard for excellence when he finished the 1968 season with a 1.12 ERA, died Friday. He was 84. The Cardinals confirmed Gibson's death shortly...

'Greatest Mets Player of All Time' Dead at 75



'Greatest Mets
Player of All Time'
Dead at 75
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'Greatest Mets Player of All Time' Dead at 75

Tom Seaver died Monday in California

(Newser) - Tom Seaver, the Hall of Fame pitcher who steered a stunning transformation from lovable losers to Miracle Mets in 1969, has died, the AP reports. He was 75. The Hall said Wednesday night that Seaver died Monday from complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19. Seaver spent his final years...

Hall of Famer Was a Tiger at 18, and for Life
Hall of Famer
Was a Tiger
at 18, and
for Life


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Hall of Famer Was a Tiger at 18, and for Life

Al Kaline had 3,000 hits and won 10 Gold Gloves in right field

(Newser) - Fresh off the train and only 18 years old, Al Kaline ran into an immediate roadblock trying to join the Detroit Tigers. Called up to the majors, he couldn't get past the security guards at Briggs Stadium. "I finally convinced them I was the guy who just signed...

Trump's New Cause du Jour: Pete Rose

President wants disgraced MLB slugger reinstated, let into the baseball Hall of Fame

(Newser) - Fresh off the "hell" that was his impeachment trial , President Trump is apparently taking up the cause of another man he feels was unjustly persecuted: disgraced baseball great Pete Rose, currently barred from the Hall of Fame because of a lifetime ban that's been in place since 1989....

Pete Rose: Baseball Clearly Has 2 Sets of Rules

The baseball giant makes his case for reinstatement to MLB

(Newser) - Houston Astros players go unpunished, and I'm still on the outs? Come on. That's pretty much Pete Rose's argument in a 19-page letter submitted by his lawyers Wednesday to MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, ESPN reports. The lawyers call Rose's punishment "vastly disproportionate" to that of...

Hall of Fame Mystery: Who Voted Against Jeter?

He was 1 vote shy of unanimous election

(Newser) - Known for two decades as No. 2, Derek Jeter is now linked to the number 1—as in, who was the lone Hall of Fame voter who didn't put a check mark next to his name? Jeter came within one vote of being a unanimous pick on Tuesday, falling...

Hall of Famers May Sit Out Derek Jeter's Induction

Marlins boss had Andre Dawson, Tony Perez fired

(Newser) - At the induction ceremony every summer in Cooperstown, Hall of Famers fill the stage to welcome the newest members of baseball's most exclusive club. Next July, when Yankees great Derek Jeter is inducted, that group seems unlikely to include Andre Dawson and Tony Perez; Jeter had the two fired...

'Sandman' Is First-Ever Unanimous Hall of Fame Pick

He got all 425 votes

(Newser) - This honor was saved for the one and only Mariano Rivera. Not Babe Ruth. Not Hank Aaron. Not Cy Young. Not until "the Sandman" could everyone agree. Rivera became baseball's first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, elected Tuesday along with Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina, and the late Roy...

Behold, the Signed Baseball to Top All Signed Baseballs

Clogged with signatures of Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, and 8 other stars, it fetches $623K

(Newser) - How could a baseball artifact possibly top a ball signed by both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig? How about a ball signed by Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Tris Speaker, George Sisler, Walter Johnson, Connie Mack, Nap Lajoie, Eddie Collins, and Pete Alexander, on the day they...

Who Are the 'Griffey Three' Who Voted Against Jr.?

Of 440 voters, a record 437 said yes

(Newser) - Ken Griffey Jr. resoundingly got into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, and controversy surrounds the pick. Not over Griffey's qualifications—630 home runs, 10 straight Gold Gloves, not a whiff of steroid scandal, and, yes, even a candy bar made his selection a no-brainer. Instead, it's...

In Rare Move, 4 Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Randy Johnson leads the way, along with Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, Craig Biggio

(Newser) - Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, and Craig Biggio were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame today, the first time since 1955 writers selected four players in one year. Johnson, Martinez, and Smoltz earned induction on their first tries, and Biggio made it on the third attempt after falling...

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn Dead at 54

Former Padres great succumbs to cancer

(Newser) - Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died of cancer at 54 in the San Diego suburb of Poway, his agent tells the AP. The outfielder's sweet left-handed swing and undying loyalty to the San Diego Padres made him one of San Diego's best-loved athletes—he was nicknamed...

And Baseball's 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees Are...

Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas

(Newser) - Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas were all elected to the Hall of Fame today, all on their first ballots. It's the first time three first-balloters have been elected since 1999, USA Today reports, and comes just a year after the Baseball Writers of Association of America sent...

Cardinals' Great Stan Musial Dies at 92
 Cardinals' Great 
 Stan Musial Dies at 92 
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Cardinals' Great Stan Musial Dies at 92

'The mold broke with Stan.'

(Newser) - No last name necessary. A slew of batting titles. Corkscrew stance. Humble. A gentleman. All-around good guy. Stan the Man. Stanley Frank Musial, the St. Louis Cardinals star who was one of the greatest players in the history of baseball, died yesterday. He was 92. "I never heard anybody...

Baseball Elects Nobody to Hall of Fame This Year

Bonds, Clemens, and Sosa among those shut out

(Newser) - Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Sammy Sosa have been denied entry to baseball's Hall of Fame, with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades. Bonds received just 36.2% of the vote, Clemens 37.6, and Sosa 12.5 in...

Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk Faces DUI Charges

Cops say he was passed out in truck

(Newser) - Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk faces charges of driving under the influence after being found asleep in his pickup truck in a cornfield, say police in suburban Chicago. Officers say they found Fisk, 64, unconscious behind the wheel late Monday with an open bottle of vodka on the...

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