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Baseball Hall of Fame opens Inductees Exhibit

The Baseball Hall of Fame's class of 2020 has to wait until next year to get inducted because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the careers of Derek Jeter, Ted Simmons, Larry Walker and Marvin Miller are already being celebrated in the Inductees Exhibit.

Like always Hall-of-Famer Edgar Martinez came prepared

He’d read and practiced the speech an estimated 50 times coming into Sunday, with an admitted 12 more times that morning, to the point where it was almost memorized. That included the 20 rewrites of the words he started jotting down the day after he received the magical phone call telling him he’d be joining baseball’s elite. The words were burned into his mind like scouting reports of opposing pitchers.

Seattle Mariners legend Edgar Martinez receives the call to the Hall

After nine years appearing on the ballot, and falling just 20 votes short last year, Seattle Mariners legend Edgar Martinez became the first player who played the majority of his career as a designated hitter to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, announced Tuesday.

Edgar Martinez, Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay seem set for Hall election

Mariano Rivera was picked by all 228 voters totaled through midafternoon Tuesday afternoon by Ryan Thibodaux’s Hall of Fame vote tracker, about half the expected ballots. Roy Halladay also appeared headed to election in his first appearance on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballot, while Edgar Martinez seemed likely to join them in his 10th and final appearance.

TV’s Bob Costas and writer Sheldon Ocker honored by Baseball Hall of Fame

It’s been 44 years since sportscaster Bob Costas visited the Baseball Hall of Fame for the first time. Now, he’s got a permanent place in the shrine. Costas was honored Saturday in Cooperstown with the Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasters in a ceremony at Doubleday Field. Writer Sheldon Ocker, who covered the Cleveland Indians for 33 years for the Akron Beacon Journal, was honored with the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for writers.

Chipper Jones, Jim Thome headline Baseball Hall of Fame class

Sluggers Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Vladimir Guerrero and ace reliever Trevor Hoffman headline the class of 2018 to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. Former Detroit Tigers teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell also are being enshrined. Jones and Thome are first-ballot selections.

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 when election results for the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced Wednesday at 3:15 p.m., all three holdover candidates are hoping to have gained enough support in the last year to make it to the stage in Cooperstown, New York, in July, when the Class of 2018 is inducted.