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Mariners finally get chance to honor Edgar Martinez’ election

Edgar Martinez finally got to celebrate his Hall of Fame election in the place he called home for his entire career. Martinez spent last week being honored on the East …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 2:49 p.m.

Mike Mussina will not have team logo on Hall of Fame plaque’s cap

Mike Mussina will not have a team logo on the cap of his Hall of Fame plaque. The Hall announced the decision three days after Mussina was elected. Mussina spent …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 5:47 p.m.

No hat logo for Roy Halladay’s Hall plaque; Mike Mussina uncertain

Roy Halladay won’t have a logo on the cap of his Hall of Fame plaque, and Mike Mussina wants some time before giving his opinion to the Hall, which makes …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 5:42 p.m.

To Hall of Famers, baseball has transformed at dizzying pace

Baseball has transformed at dizzying speed since Edgar Martinez took his final swing and Mike Mussina, Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay threw their final pitches. Mussina, appearing at a news …


Next year it’s Derek Jeter’s chance to join Mariano Rivera in the Hall

Derek Jeter headlines the group of candidates who will be newly eligible for baseball’s Hall of Fame next year. Mariano Rivera, Jeter’s longtime teammate with the New York Yankees, was …


Tim Dahlberg: Hall of Fame is becoming a crowded place

Edgar Martinez got in just as his chances were running out, meaning baseball’s Hall of Fame will have yet another designated hitter. Three pitchers are in the newly elected class, …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 11:07 p.m.

Mariano Rivera 1st unanimous Hall of Fame pick; Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina also in

Mariano Rivera has become baseball’s first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, elected along with Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez and Mike Mussina. Rivera received all 425 votes in balloting by the …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 9:28 p.m.

Edgar Martinez appears ready to get the call from the Hall

The battle between teeth-gnashing anxiety and dreamy hope inside the minds of Mariners’ fans will either explode into more bitter disappointment … or into long-awaited joy for Edgar Martinez in …


Lou Piniella back on ‘Today’s Game Era’ HOF ballot

Late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, former managers Lou Piniella, Davey Johnson and Charlie Manuel, and six players headed by Lee Smith are on the 10-man ballot for the …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

Nez Perce cowboy to be added to Idaho Rodeo Hall of Fame

Jackson Sundown is remembered fondly for his horsemanship, and his prestige is being posthumously honored with his induction into the Idaho Rodeo Hall of Fame.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 6:24 p.m.

Tony Gonzalez, Ed Reed, London Fletcher, Champ Bailey 1st-year HOF nominees

Tony Gonzalez is the most accomplished tight end in NFL history. He’s now a nominee for the 2019 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. So is safety Ed …


Chipper Jones shines in Hall of Fame induction speech

Chipper Jones didn’t bow to the pressure of the moment, and it was considerable. Jones was inducted Sunday into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and he stood there delivering his …



Vlad Guerrero tours Baseball Hall of Fame, “so glad” he made it

Fresh from swinging some heavy lumber in the basement of the Baseball Hall of Fame, Vladimir Guerrero took a quick peek at where his likeness will hang in three months.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 8:27 p.m.

Like father, like son: Ex-Gonzaga guard David Stockton signs 10-day contract with Utah Jazz

Ten-day contracts in the NBA generally don’t create much of a stir but they do when they involve the Stockton name and the Utah Jazz organization.


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 11:01 p.m.

John Blanchette: Ronny Turiaf still keeps his Gonzaga memories close, no matter where in the world he may be

His ability to speak five languages made Ronny Turiaf – Zag by way of France by way of Martinique – the school’s international man of mystery. Or would have, except …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Sandpoint High, University of Idaho standout Jerry Kramer elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

In his 11th time as a finalist, Sandpoint High and University of Idaho grad Jerry Kramer was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 8:53 p.m.

John Blanchette: Destiny better be knocking on Jerry Kramer’s door come Pro Football Hall of Fame decision day

Saturday is decision day for the voters of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and destiny day for Sandpoint’s – and Idaho’s – favorite football son, who will either be …


Hat’s off to Vlad: Guerrero 1st to wear Angels cap into Hall

Vladimir Guerrero will become the first player to wear an Angels hat on his Hall of Fame plaque. Guerrero spent more time in Montreal, leading many to think he would …


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, 6:34 p.m.

Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero highlight class of four players elected to baseball Hall

Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero and Trevor Hoffman have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 8:57 a.m.

Martinez rockets up Hall of Fame ballot as DHs gain respect

Edgar Martinez is rocketing up the Hall of Fame ballot, boosted 13 years after his final swing by new-age statistical analyses and campaigning.


Larry Stone: Edgar Martinez’s Hall of Fame chances too close to call at 11th hour

The Martinezes plan to spend Wednesday just like any other day.


Hall of Fame umpire Doug Harvey dies at 87

Doug Harvey was so sure of his calls on the diamond, he ended every game the same way. Following the last out, the umpire took his wad of chewing tobacco …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 11:18 a.m.

Longtime sportscaster Dick Enberg found dead at home at 82

Dick Enberg, a Hall of Fame broadcaster known as much for his excited calls of “Oh my!” as the big events he covered during a 60-year career, has died. He …


John Stockton, Tim Duncan headline college hoops Hall of Fame class

John Stockton and Tim Duncan made their names in college, polished their legacies in the NBA, and retired with resumes that made them a lock for induction into just about …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 5:39 p.m.

John Blanchette: There is no shortage of memorable Gonzaga moments for John Stockton as he enters College Basketball Hall of Fame

When John Stockton is solicited for some enduring moments of his college basketball days at Gonzaga, the memory train’s first stop is hardly a surprise.


Former stars Steve Garvey, Jack Morris, Tommy John on 10-person Hall ballot

Former stars Steve Garvey, Jack Morris and Tommy John and longtime players’ union chief Marvin Miller are among the 10 names on the ballot for a Hall of Fame election …


Hall of Famer Pierre Pilote dies at 85

Hall of Fame defenseman Pierre Pilote, a three-time Norris Trophy winner who helped the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup in 1961, has died. He was 85.


Hurricane puts Hall induction in perspective for Tracy McGrady, Rebecca Lobo, Mannie Jackson

Tracy McGrady says the celebration of his induction in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has been muted by the impact of Hurricane Harvey on his family and neighbors …