Baseball Hall Of Fame
Greg Maddux and Tony La Russa will not have logos on their Hall of Fame plaques.
It was more than just a big day for The Big Hurt.
Here is what so many voters like Simmons fail to understand. The Hall of Fame is a museum, and voters are being asked to choose what players get highlighted in that museum. Museums are supposed to represent—accurately—history.
Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux and White Sox slugger Frank Thomas were named to the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot on Tuesday.
There’s fatigue, and then there’s whatever it is that’s past that, where it’s all just gray and endless, stretching out forever and meaning nothing.
It doesn’t take any kind of experienced scout to see outs being made, or any kind of analytical wizard to see month-by-month batting numbers sliding into frightening territory.
Ron Santo’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend is being celebrated at a farm in Northwest Indiana.
As a kid, the guy was my favorite player, so I’m certainly biased. But when it comes to keeping score of the all-time greatest Hall of Fame induction speeches, I think Ryne Sandberg’s wins in a rout.
Screw your pretend scruples, writers. Put in the best, no matter how bitter it tastes, and move on.
The former Cincinnati Reds shortstop received 495 votes (86 percent) in balloting announced Monday by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, well above the necessary 75 percent.