Category Archives: Hall of Fame

Cubs Legend Ernie Banks Passes Away

Ernie Banks died Friday night at the age of 83. Banks was a Hall of Fame shortstop and first baseman who spent his entire career with the Chicago Cubs from 1953 to 1971. Over those 19 years, Banks hit .274/.330/.500 … Continue reading

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MLB Hall of Fame Primer: History in the Making

The wait is nearly over, because later today – 2pm Eastern to be precise – the results of the BBWAA 2015 Hall of Fame election will be announced. In an interesting twist, it seems as though the often stingy Baseball … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Committee Elects No One to the Hall of Fame

The Veteran’s Committee has tallied their votes and the results are, unfortunately, unsurprising. The 16-member panel of Hall of Fame players and managers, former executives and baseball writers representing the Veteran’s Committee chose not to elect any of the ten … Continue reading

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My 2015 MLB Hall of Fame Ballot

I don’t have a vote for Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame. I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that you don’t have a vote either. As such, we’ll consider today’s piece nothing more than a fun … Continue reading

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It Hurts So Good: Slugger Frank Thomas Set To Retire

Frank Thomas is officially hanging up the cleats. Thomas, 41, has scheduled a Friday press conference in Chicago—where he spent 16 of his 19 big league seasons—to announce his retirement. Thomas, one of the most feared sluggers of the past … Continue reading

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Bert Blyleven Makes Another Pitch at Cooperstown

Bert Blyleven belongs in the Hall of Fame. In fact, he’s belonged in the Hall of Fame for twelve years. Yet, for twelve years in a row, the Baseball Writers Association of American has erred by leaving him out in … Continue reading

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Is Mark McGwire Hall-Worthy?

Personally, this is something I’ve been waiting for since Canseco’s book came out in 2005. I’ve been sitting back, patiently waiting to see what type of public outcry we’d see when someone from the “Steroid Era” made his way onto … Continue reading

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