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Phillies: Best artifacts at the Baseball Hall of Fame

A trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame was perfect for kicking off the Phillies season. On Sunday I made my second trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame and had an opportunity to take in some incredible Phillies and general baseball history. This is my second trip in two years, and a great thing […] Phillies: Best artifacts at the Baseball Hall of Fame - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The Mercury News

Longtime director of player development to be inducted into A’s Hall of Fame

Oakland Athletics longtime farm director Keith Lieppman to be inducted into A's Hall of Fame.

Cincinnati.com

Dan Patrick to MLB: Pete Rose on Hall of Fame ballot would overshadow Astros' scandal

"You want to get back in the good graces? Put Pete Rose on the Hall of Fame ballot. Public sentiment would be on your side," Dan Patrick said.        

The Mercury News

Randy Johnson visits A’s camp, keeps a close eye on fellow left-handed pitchers

Oakland Athletics' pitchers get insights from Hall of Fame pitcher Randy Johnson.

The Crawfish Boxes

Which Active Starting Pitchers are on a Hall of Fame Pace?

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports As a sequel to last week’s look at position players, let’s look at the other half of the game Last week, I decided to look forward at which active position players might be on a Hall of Fame pace, something that’s become an annual tradition of mine. This week, let’s take a look at the other half of the equation, pitchers. Surprisingly, the path to the Hall is really different for starting pitchers, despite the relatively similar endpoint of 60-70 Wins Above Replacement; we have a much better idea of which hitters in their 20s are on pace for the...

FOX Sports

Kobe Bryant among 8 finalists for Basketball Hall of Fame

Kobe Bryant among 8 finalists for Basketball Hall of Fame

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You can hang a star on Jerry Coleman's Breitbard Hall of Fame induction

Longtime Padres broadcaster, only major leaguer to fight in two wars, among San Diego's most memorable sports figures

Detroit Free Press

Alan Trammell talks Morris and Whitaker

Detroit Tigers Alan Trammell talks about Jack Morris and Lou Whitaker and the Hall of Fame       

Royals Review

Royals Rumblings - News for February 12, 2020

Happy corgi | Minda Haas Kuhlmann Have YOU reported for Spring Training yet? Should we all pitch in to buy stuff from the Pine Tar Game at auction? Later this month, a trove of artifacts connected to the seminal game between the Royals and New York Yankees will be sold by Heritage Auctions. The highlight will be the jersey worn by Brett and expected to fetch more than $100,000, but nearly every other significant piece from that game - except the bat, which is at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York - is on the auction block with the sale set to end the...

FOX Sports

All-Star Weekend nears, and Kobe will be at the forefront

The announcement of this year's Basketball Hall of Fame finalists in Chicago on Friday will be largely about the memory of Kobe Bryant, and rightly so

'The Cardinals are going to live to regret this.' 38 years ago today, they traded Templeton for Ozzie Smith

On Feb. 11, 1982, the Cardinals made the trade that turned future Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie "The Wizard" Smith into a Redbird for most of his career.

Call to the Pen

MLB Postseason: Rob Manfred’s proposal preposterous

It’s saturated and competition-diluting enough as it is. The Manfred administration’s reported MLB postseason proposal could only make it more preposterous. Once upon a time, Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson mused, in his double-negative way, “We try every way we can think of to kill this game, but for some reason nothing nobody does […] MLB Postseason: Rob Manfred’s proposal preposterous - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Call to the Pen

With supporters like Donald Trump, Pete Rose doesn’t need opponents

  Donald Trump is trying to force his opinion into another matter; namely, getting Pete Rose into the MLB Hall of Fame. Whatever you do or don’t think of his tenure in the White House, you have to admit that when it comes to sports Donald Trump’s penchant for tweeting from the lip would be […] With supporters like Donald Trump, Pete Rose doesn’t need opponents - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Cincinnati.com

Donald Trump tweets that it's time to put Pete Rose into Baseball Hall of Fame

Donald Trump tweets that it's time to put Pete Rose into Baseball Hall of Fame.        

The Crawfish Boxes

Which Active Position Players are on a Hall of Fame Pace?

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports We’re in the period between Hall of Fame voting and the start of the 2020 season, so let’s just combine the two topics As you may know by now, I’m especially interested in the Hall of Fame. And one of my favorite offseason activities, in the period between the official Hall of Fame election and pitchers and catchers reporting for a new season, is to merge the modern and the historic and look at the active players who, entering the season, are on pace for Cooperstown. I’ve been at it for several years now, in fact. It’s a pretty simple system,...

Call to the Pen

Pete Rose: Which part of Rule 21(d) still baffles he and his partisans?

How the Astros sign-stealing scandal is irrelevant to whether or not Pete Rose should be reinstated to baseball and eligible for a Hall of Fame ballot. Show me any baseball controversy that involves rule-breaking or cheating, and I’ll show you yet another excuse, if not a Twitterverse eruption, to resurrect the Pete Rose case that should […] Pete Rose: Which part of Rule 21(d) still baffles he and his partisans? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Royals Review

Royals Rumblings - News for February 7, 2020

Hey! I was at that game! | Photo by John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/Tribune News Service via Last Friday before Pitchers and Catchers Report! As we edge away from football season and towards Spring Training, the amount of content has finally picked up. 93 years young yesterday: Happy 93rd Birthday to #Royals Hall of Fame scout, Art Stewart! #AlwaysRoyal pic.twitter.com/2LV1bzRYZZ— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) February 6, 2020 Baseball coverage is back at the Star. Lynn Worthy writes about how Maikel Franco is in the best shape of his life is getting a fresh start. The Royals...

Redbird Rants

2020 St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame ballot announced

As they do every year, the St. Louis Cardinals have released the team’s own Hall of Fame ballot. Who has a chance to get a red jacket this year? As most teams do, the St. Louis Cardinals have their own personal Hall of Fame which allows them to immortalize their own players that have played […] 2020 St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame ballot announced - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Call to the Pen

Minnesota Twins: Justin Morneau gets call to the Hall

Minnesota Twins great Justin Morneau headlines the 2020 Canadian Hall of Fame class after stellar career and four appearances in the WBC for Canada. The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame announced their 2020 class and the headliner was former Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau. John Olerud, Duane Ward, and former Expos announcer Jacques Doucet […] Minnesota Twins: Justin Morneau gets call to the Hall - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Tomahawk Take

Atlanta Braves’ Legend Hank Aaron Weighs in on Pete Rose and Cheating Scandal

Atlanta Braves legend, Hank Aaron, discussed the recent cheating scandal and Pete Rose’s new quest to get in the Hall of Fame. Hank Aaron is at the top of many Atlanta Braves all-time leader lists. He was the man who beat the “unbeatable” home run mark set by Babe Ruth. When the man speaks, people […] Atlanta Braves’ Legend Hank Aaron Weighs in on Pete Rose and Cheating Scandal - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Cincinnati.com

Dan Patrick: Pete Rose has made far more money by not being in Baseball Hall of Fame

Dan Patrick: "If you said 25 years ago Pete Rose got into the Hall of Fame, this isn't a story. Nobody cares."        

Bleed Cubbie Blue

MLB Bullets is following the law

The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York | Some more info on this year’s Hall of Fame voting. Some signings. And some thoughts on uniforms. As noted here on Monday, due to the new gig worker law in California we are going to have to begin rationing the number of stories Josh writes here for a while until we know more about his status at BCB and SB Nation. (No, I don’t have any further news at this time.) Thus for the time being, I am going to be the guest MLB Bullets writer on Wednesdays. Josh will continue with Monday and Friday editions. Hopefully these will get you...

That Balls Outta Here

Phillies to Retire No. 34 in Honor of Late RHP Roy Halladay

The Phillies, one of baseball’s oldest franchises, will retire their sixth number this May in honor of late Hall of Fame RHP Roy Halladay. Late Hall of Fame RHP Roy Halladay will forever be in the hearts of the Philadelphia Phillies family, given his contributions on and off the field throughout his successful four seasons […] Phillies to Retire No. 34 in Honor of Late RHP Roy Halladay - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Phillies to retire Roy Halladay's jersey number on anniversary of perfect game

The Phillies have announced that they will retire the number of late Hall of Famer Roy Halladay on May 29 at Citizens Bank Park. All fans that night will receive a Roy Halladay Retired Number Statue presented by Valley Forge & Montco Tourism.“Roy Halladay made an indelible mark on Phillies history with so many spectacular moments, including his perfect game and postseason no-hitter,” said Phillies Executive Vice President David Buck. “His impact on the game was evident by his induction into the Hall of Fame. We are honored to have Roy join an elite group of players to have their numbers...

Sports Talk Philly: Philadelphia Sports News and Rumors

Phillies Set to Retire Number 34 for Roy Halladay

The Phillies will retire number 34 in honor of Hall of Fame pitcher Roy Halladay

South Side Sox

Vote in SSHP’s White Sox Hall of Fame!

It’s time: for the greatest pitcher in White Sox history to get his due in our Hall. Help pump up the final vote in our third annual polling You may be aware that the traditional Hall of Fame votes we’ve run in the past here at South Side Sox moved over to South Side Hit Pen this year: the 2020 Hall of Fame vote as well as a first-time Veteran’s Committee Hall of Fame vote. Now, you may (or may not) have missed out on those elections — our turnout was lower than in years past. But you still have time to hit up the most important of our offseason Hall of Fame Elections: The 2020...

New York Post

Blue Jays legend Tony Fernandez fighting for his life

Blue Jays legend Tony Fernandez is fighting for his life, according to multiple reports. On Friday, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame said the 57-year-old former shortstop was in critical condition after suffering complications from polycystic kidney disease, which Fernandez revealed he had in 2017. Fernandez, a five-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove winner, had...

Pinstripe Alley

When the Yankees drafted the best backfield in New York

Photo by David Madison/ In consecutive drafts the Yankees drafted a hall of fame quarterback, and one of the most dynamic running backs of all time. Both the New York Jets and New York Giants had runs of success during the 1980’s. The Jets made the playoffs four times between 1981 and 1986 including a run to the AFC Championship game with their “New York Sack Exchange” defensive line. The New York Giants hired Bill Parcells and drafted Lawrence Taylor on their way to becoming consistent winners. Parcells run peaked with Super Bowl victories in 1986, and 1990. Despite these...

Stephen A. picks Derek Jeter over Mariano Rivera as Yankees legend he’d rather have | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate Mariano Rivera‘s Hall of Fame accolades vs. the captain Derek Jeter as the New York Yankees legend they’d rather have on their team. ✔

Mike Mussina is inducted into the Hall of Fame

Mike Mussina is inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLB Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mlb/ Facebook: ht