Stories tagged: baseball hall of fame
Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 10:30 p.m.
John Blanchette: Disappointed Mariners fans must designate 2019 as Edgar Martinez’s year
Remember the wry commercial that used to run during Seattle Mariners telecasts – and lives forever on YouTube – about all the things Edgar Martinez did between his at-bats as …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 6:01 p.m.
Mariners’ Edgar Martinez falls short of election to National Baseball Hall of Fame
The Seattle Mariners designated hitter fell short of the 75 percent threshold needed for induction to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Martinez was named on 70.4 percent …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 12:32 p.m.
Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and who else should make up Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2018?
In the past 12 months, Vladimir Guerrero didn’t hit any more home runs, Trevor Hoffman didn’t earn any more saves and Edgar Martinez didn’t win any more batting titles. But …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Ryan Divish: Edgar Martinez was the first name I checked on my first Baseball Hall of Fame ballot
When you spend the better part of eight years closely monitoring, analyzing and summarizing a process, it becomes a little surreal when you are finally inserted into it, no matter …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Pudge tours his soon-to-be new home – baseball Hall of Fame
Ivan Rodriguez took the customary tour of the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday that’s given to all new electees and called the baseball shrine his “new home.” Rodriguez is …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
Baseball’s Hall of Fame to honor ‘The Simpsons’ on May 27
Baseball’s Hall of Fame will honor “The Simpsons” on May 27 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the show’s “Homer at the Bat” episode.
Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 7:44 p.m.
Zeise: Snobby baseball writers need Hall of Fame voting help
Make no mistake, the Hall of Fame voting system is broken beyond repair. Many voters should have their votes yanked away from them because they clearly don’t quite understand what …
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016, 9 p.m.
Bud Selig, John Schuerholz elected to baseball Hall of Fame
Former commissioner Bud Selig, who oversaw baseball’s great growth along with some of its darkest moments, and longtime general manager John Schuerholz were elected to the baseball Hall of Fame …
Sat., July 30, 2016, 6:55 p.m.
Hall of Famer Mike Piazza has his No. 31 retired by Mets
Mike Piazza glanced high toward his No. 31 that will forever hang over Citi Field and urged New York Mets fans, hoping to find faith in the most trying moments, …
Sun., July 24, 2016, 11:15 p.m.
Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza inducted into Hall of Fame
Two players who began their careers at opposite ends of the spectrum nearly three decades ago ended up in the same place on Sunday – with their names etched on …
Sun., July 26, 2015, 9:51 p.m.
Four who made a difference enter Hall of Fame
Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman entered the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.
Sun., July 26, 2015, 3:16 p.m.
Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio enter Hall of Fame
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman entered the Baseball Hall of Fame today.
Sun., July 26, 2015
Former Mariners ace Randy Johnson among four set for Hall of Fame induction today
Three dominated on the mound, the other excelled at three positions up the middle. Together, pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and multi-talented Craig Biggio left a remarkable imprint …
Sat., Jan. 17, 2015
Johnson a D-back in Hall
PHOENIX – Randy Johnson will wear an Arizona Diamondbacks cap on his plaque in baseball’s Hall of Fame. Johnson said in a statement Friday that after thinking about the issue …
Sun., Jan. 4, 2015
Randy Johnson looks to be shoo-in for Hall of Fame
PHOENIX – At 6-foot-10, Randy Johnson stood on the mound and looked down on batters, an intimidating presence before he even threw the ball. And when he let it fly, …
Sun., July 27, 2014, 8:07 p.m.
Six added to Hall of Fame
Frank Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and Tony La Russa were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.
Tue., March 4, 2014
‘Big Hurt’ belongs
The first time Frank Thomas visited the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, he felt out of place. “I looked around – it was my first full year in …
Sun., Jan. 12, 2014
A Grip on sports: Edgar a one-trick pony? Yeah, so what
Wednesday: It won’t be a good day in the Edgar Martinez household. The Baseball Hall of Fame will announce its 2014 inductees this morning and once again the best line-drive …
Fri., Jan. 10, 2014
Snapshot: Le Batard barred from future Hall of Fame votes
Columnist Dan Le Batard was kicked out of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America for one year and barred from future Hall of Fame votes after he turned over his …
Fri., Jan. 10, 2014
Hall of Fame: Up to BBWAA to propose vote changes
NEW YORK – The Hall of Fame says it’s up to baseball writers to propose any changes in the selection process. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America has voted on …
Mon., July 29, 2013
Better late than never
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – The rain, the gloom, the small gathering of fans didn’t matter. For the families of baseball pioneers Jacob Ruppert Jr., Hank O’Day and James “Deacon” White this …
Sun., July 28, 2013
Baseball Hall of Fame
Former major league pitcher Tommy John was on hand, appropriately enough, as Dr. Frank Jobe was honored at the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Saturday. Jobe was …
Sun., Aug. 12, 2012
Blanchette: Bat Gehrig signed in ’33 will aid another ALS sufferer
There were two baseball bats, cut by hand from a poplar, or maybe a sycamore, and turned on a lathe in the barn on the family farm in Advance, Ind., …
Sun., July 22, 2012
Larkin, Santo will be become newest enshrinees today
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – On the day before Barry Larkin and the late Ron Santo are inducted into the Hall of Fame, Tim McCarver and Bob Elliott were the center of …
Tue., Jan. 10, 2012
Former Reds star Larkin elected to baseball Hall of Fame
NEW YORK – Barry Larkin was elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame on Monday with plenty of room to spare. The former Cincinnati Reds shortstop was chosen on 495 of …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2011
Cooperstown comes calling for Santo
Baseball: Ron Santo always kept rooting for the causes dearest to him – for his Chicago Cubs to win the World Series, for doctors to find a cure for diabetes …
Mon., July 25, 2011
Alomar, Blyleven enshrined in Baseball Hall of Fame
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Roberto Alomar stared at the adoring crowd and was nearly rendered speechless, the tawdry episode of his stellar career long since forgotten. Bert Blyleven was more composed …
Mon., July 25, 2011
Gillick found way to stay in game
Former Seattle Mariners general manager Pat Gillick, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday, found his niche and stuck with it. Gillick, a left-handed pitcher in college, …
Sun., July 24, 2011, 6:43 p.m.
Alomar, Blyleven, Gillick enter Hall of Fame
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Roberto Alomar stared at the adoring crowd and was nearly rendered speechless, the tawdry episode of his stellar career long since forgotten. Bert Blyleven was more composed …
Sat., July 16, 2011
Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven prepare for Baseball Hall of Fame inductions
Bert Blyleven is still fine-tuning his Hall of Fame speech. So is Roberto Alomar, and he might have the more difficult task when the two former major league stars enter …