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Colorado Rockies: Larry Walker talks Coors Field, Hall of Fame voting

Colorado Rockies great Larry Walker knew the question was coming. There was no way that a return to Coors Field on Saturday would keep it away. So when the subject of the Hall of Fame and playing at altitude was brought up, Walker took a breath, collected his thoughts and shared his heart. Does Walker […] Colorado Rockies: Larry Walker talks Coors Field, Hall of Fame voting - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Blogging the Bombers | New York Daily News

Brett Favre wants to put an end to youth tackle football

Brett Favre’s NFL career ended with a concussion. Now, his mission is to protect kids from sustaining any before they even reach the pros. The Hall of Fame quarterback said that he cringes when watching youth tackle football, telling Daily Mail that he supports legislation that would prevent anyone...

The Seattle Times

Mariners fans — all sports fans — should be applauding Mike Trout’s stunning season

He may play for the division rival Angels, but Mike Trout is amazing. His all-time WAR of 60.7 is already better than 74 position players in the Hall of Fame. In a career filled with Louvre-worthy seasons, 2018 is becoming his Mona Lisa.

Baltimore Sun

One can dream: Manny and Brooks manning the left side of the infield

Before Sunday’s Orioles game against the Miami Marlins, Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson greeted the players in the all-star game named for him. The all-stars not only got to play at Camden Yards, but they also were able to meet one of the sport’s all-time greats. Manny Machado has met...

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Anne Donovan, Olympic gold medalist, basketball Hall of Famer, dies at 56

She won Olympic gold as a player and coach, was the first woman to guide a WNBA team to a title and was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1995.         

Birds' Eye View | Philadelphia Inquirer

Jim Thome stops in Philly on his way to Cooperstown

The Phillies paid tribute to Jim Thome on the exact day, 14 years ago, that he hit 400th home run. The slugger will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in July.

Florida Marlins Blog | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Giants' South Florida pitching duo Andrew Suarez, Dereck Rodriguez to face Marlins

It is somewhat surreal to see the face framed by a San Francisco Giants cap. Dereck Rodriguez bears a strong resemblance to his hall-of-fame father Pudge Rodriquez, who made one of the most famous plays in Marlins history when he blocked the plate for the final out that eliminated the Giants from...

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Chipper’s NL MVP award beat him to Hall of Fame

Chipper Jones is already in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Call to the Pen

(Watch) Albert Pujols join St. Louis Cardinals legend Stan Musial in MLB history books (Video)

Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols joins St. Louis Cardinals legend Stan Musial in the MLB history books, with another Hall of Fame worthy accomplishment. Albert Pujols continues etching himself in the MLB history books, with another Hall of Fame worthy accomplishment — this time, passing Stan Musial in career RBIs. Not bad for a […] (Watch) Albert Pujols join St. Louis Cardinals legend Stan Musial in MLB history books (Video) - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Bleed Cubbie Blue

Baseball history unpacked, June 11

Wicker, man, the Hall-of-Fame seven, and other stories A Cubs-centric look at baseball’s past. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline. We have a few easy-to-swallow capsules for you today. Today in baseball history: 1904 - After pitching nine and a third innings of no-hit baseball, Cubs’ hurler Bob Wicker settles for a 1-0, twelve inning one-hit victory over the Giants. Light-hitting outfielder Sam Mertes, for the second time in his career, breaks up an extra-inning no-hitter, having also spoiled Indians right-hander Earl Moore’s 1901 bid for a no-no when he started the game-winning rally...

NorthJersey.com

Ronda Rousey to be inducted into UFC Hall of Fame

UFC officials announced Saturday that former superstar champion Ronda Rousey will be a member of the promotions 2018 Hall of Fame class.        

Many Reds, one legend: Fans and friends remember Red Schoendienst

Jeff Idelson is president of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Red Schoendienst’s death at age 95 on Wednesday was a loss to many, but it meant that the Hall had lost its oldest living member.

Tomahawk Take

Atlanta Braves history: Red Schoendienst and the 57 World Series

This week Hall of Fame second baseman Red Schoendienst died at the age of 95. Forever known as a Cardinal, Atlanta Braves fans should celebrate him as the man who made the 1957 Braves World Series Champions News broke Wednesday night that Hall of Fame second baseman Red Schoendienst had died at the age of […] Atlanta Braves history: Red Schoendienst and the 57 World Series - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Call to the Pen

Chicago Cubs: Will Jon Lester go into the Hall of Fame as a Cub?

Jon Lester recently told Bar Stool Sports that, as of now, he’d go into the Hall of Fame in a Boston Red Sox cap if he were voted in. What more has to happen with the Cubs for his plaque to say Chicago Cubs? To get it out of the way: I know Chicago Cubs […] Chicago Cubs: Will Jon Lester go into the Hall of Fame as a Cub? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

SFGate

Giants fall to Nats with Ivan Rodriguez in crowd to watch his son

Ivan Rodriguez had a splendid seat at Nationals Park to watch his son pitch in the big leagues for the first time. It was a cool setting for the family and the game, a Hall of Fame catcher checking in on a rookie pitcher who beat the odds to reach the majors and join the Giants’ rotation. Saturday afternoon didn’t provide a storybook finish, however. Dereck Rodriguez failed to finish three innings and put the Giants in an early hole. They rallied late to make it a close game but fell 7-5 to the Nationals.

Bears Blog | Chicago Breaking Sports

Tribune sports editors reenact historic Tribune Tower baseball drop

On May 10, 1925, as the building of the Tribune Tower neared its completion, the Tribune devised a stunt to draw attention to its majestic new home. Ray Schalk, the White Sox catcher who went on to the Hall of Fame, attempted to catch a baseball dropped from the top floor of the tower, approximately...

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FanPost Friday: Make the perfect Chicago Cubs team

This one could be tough The Cubs are one of those lucky teams with a rich history that includes some unbelievably talented players donning the red, white, and blue uniform over the decades. With the recent MLB amateur draft, we might have witnessed the signing of some future Hall of Fame candidates, which is as good a time as any to reflect on the stars of the past. With the FanPost prompt this week, we want you to build your own perfect Chicago Cubs team. Some basic rules first: the player you pick must have spent a full season with the Cubs (no mid-season rentals). For pitching you can...

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Terrell Owens won't attend his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony

In a move that Pro Football Hall of Fame president David Baker called "unprecedented," Terrell Owens has opted not to be on hand in Canton for his Hall of Fame induction.        

Blogging the Bombers | New York Daily News

Terrell Owens says he's skipping Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony

It took three years of eligibility and interminable whining for Terrell Owens to be voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But after being elected to the venerable Class of 2018 in February, the former wide receiver and quarterback headache says he’ll be a no-show for the induction ceremony...

Baseball family remembers Schoendienst with affecton

In terms of personality, knowledge and just being an engaging companion, Cardinals Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa compared fellow Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst to legendary Cardinals broadcaster Jack Buck.

Bears Blog | Chicago Breaking Sports

Cardinals great Red Schoendienst dies at 95, was oldest living Hall of Famer

Red Schoendienst, the Hall of Fame second baseman who managed the St. Louis Cardinals to two pennants and a World Series championship in the 1960s, died Wednesday. He was 95. The Cardinals announced Schoendienst's death before the top of the third inning during their game against the Miami Marlins....

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Red Schoendienst dies at 95, was oldest living Hall of Famer

ST. LOUIS — If there was ever anyone who lived his life The Cardinal Way, it was Red Schoendienst.Right down to his ruby name. The team color, of course.Schoendienst, the Hall of Fame second baseman who managed St. Louis to two pennants and a World Series championship in the 1960s, died Wednesday. He was 95.The Cardinals announced Schoendiensts death before the third inning of their game against the Miami Marlins. A photo was shown on the video board with 1923-2018 written below. Fans gave a standing ovation, while players stood and applauded.Red Schoendienst was one of the most beloved...

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Colon's 243rd win matches Marichal when Rangers beat A's 8-2

ARLINGTON, Texas — Bartolo Colon has always admired Hall of Fame pitcher and fellow countryman Juan Marichal.Now the 45-year-old portly right-hander known as "Big Sexy" has matched the "Dominican Dandy" for the most wins by a pitcher born in the Dominican Republic.Colon got his 243rd career victory after working five innings Wednesday night as the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 8-2."It's a little different tonight because I tied the mark of a Hall of Famer. I feel very proud and honored to do that," Colon said through a translator. "It means a lot. He's Dominican and the first...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Cardinals legend Red Schoendienst dies at 95.

ST. LOUIS — Red Schoendienst, the Hall of Fame second baseman who managed the St. Louis Cardinals to two pennants and a World Series championship in the 1960s, died Wednesday. He was 95.

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MLB roundup: Bartolo Colon matches Marichal with 243rd victory as Rangers top A's

ARLINGTON, Texas — Bartolo Colon worked five innings for his 243rd career victory, matching Hall of Fame pitcher Juan Marichal for the most by a player born in the Dominican Republic when the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 8-2 on Wednesday night.The 45-year-old Colon (3-3), in his fourth attempt at the milestone victory, got it against one of the 10 other major league teams he has pitched for since his big league debut in 1997 with Cleveland. He allowed Khris Davis two-run homer and had one strikeout and two walks.Colon leads active pitchers with 243 wins and 3,383 2/3 innings...

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Is Joe Maddon Hall of Fame worthy?

The Cubs manager could be the team’s next representative in Cooperstown. There was a decent discussion in one of the recent game recaps about Joe Maddon and his worthiness for the Hall of Fame. I will try to explain my position and some of the others that were presented, but certainly I welcome discussion relative to this matter. I probably think big picture to a fault at times. It helps me in not sweating the result of any one game or group of games too much. But in some instances, and this is probably one, I make assumptions that may or may not be true. I assume that Joe Maddon will go...

Detroit Free Press

John Smoltz: Qualifying for U.S. Senior Open better than first MLB win

Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz, 51, endured a 13-hour day of golf to qualify for the U.S. Senior Open this mont0h, then got a text from Tiger Woods.        

Wong blasts series’ 2nd walk-off HR

The unofficial leader board of those who have hit game-ending home runs for the Cardinals reads like their Hall of Fame rolls. That’s because the four leaders are all either in the Cardinals’ Hall, or, in Albert Pujols’ case, surely…

MLB.com FastCast: 2018 Hall of Fame class - 1/25/18

The 2018 Hall of Fame class is introduced to the media, plus the Brewers make two huge splashes to upgrade their outfield

MLB Hall of Fame welcomes Jones, Thome, Guerrero, and Hoffman

Anthony McCarron and John Harper discuss Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome, and Trevor Hoffman being elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, and they look at the chances for Mike Mussina to be elected in the future.

Trevor Hoffman elected to HOF in third year on ballot

Take a look at some highlights in the career of Trevor Hoffman as he is elected to the Hall of Fame in his third year on the ballot