Baseball Hall of Fame

Andy Pettitte #46 of the New York Yankees walks to the mound in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on September 28, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Palladino: Retiring Pettitte’s Number Should Catch HOF Voters’ Attention

The issue comes down to public relations versus responsibility. A team can set its own standards as to how the franchise tells its story. The writers have to tell it straight. That’s not happening right now.

02/18/2015

Former Major League Baseball player Pete Rose looks on during batting practice prior to managing the game for the Bridgeport Bluefish against the Lancaster Barnstormers at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard on June 16, 2014 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Pete Rose On WFAN: I’m The ‘Biggest Winner In The History Of Sports’

“I’m the one that made the mistake. But if I’m ever given that second chance, I will appreciate that and I won’t need a third chance.”

01/20/2015

Pedro Martinez appears on "Letterman" on January 7, 2015. (CBS/Late Show with David Letterman)

WATCH: New Hall Of Famers Deliver ‘Letterman’ Top 10

The 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame class is on its way to Cooperstown. But first, a field trip to the Ed Sullivan Theater.

01/08/2015

Craig Biggio with the Houston Astros in 1991 (Photo by John Swart/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Congrats To Craig Biggio, The Pride Of Seton Hall University

There’s another part of Craig Biggio’s road to the Hall of Fame that should be highlighted: the Seton Hall University baseball program.

01/07/2015

Craig Biggio (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images), Randy Johnson (Photo by Jeff Carlick/Getty Images), Pedro Martinez (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images), John Smoltz (Photo by Tony Ranze/AFP/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Reflecting On Cooperstown’s Newcomers, And More Hall Of Fame Notes

Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez were simply two of the most fun pitchers to watch in my lifetime, and that is true whether they pitched for or against your team.

01/07/2015

Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees meets with former teammates Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte following a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on September 25, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Keidel: Are Andy, Bernie, Posada And Moose Hall Worthy?

Those teams were bubbling with borderline greats. Do any deserve to hop that opaque line between memorable and immortal?

01/07/2015

Mike Piazza (Photo by Bernie Nunez/Getty Images)

Bill Madden On WFAN: Piazza Steroid Speculation Too Much To Ignore

Madden joined WFAN host Mike Francesa on Tuesday afternoon to explain why he didn’t vote for the 12-time All-Star.

01/06/2015

Mike Piazza (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Mike Piazza Misses Hall Of Fame Cut, Falls Short For Third Time

The slugger received 69.9 percent of the vote (384 of 549 votes) from members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, short of the 75 percent needed for election.

01/06/2015

Mike Piazza celebrates after the Mets' victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of the 2000 National League Championship Series. (Photo credit should read DOUG KANTER/AFP/Getty Images)

Kallet: Overlooked And Underappreciated Piazza Belongs In Cooperstown

It’s a baseball crime that the Mets legend wasn’t elected in his first two years on the ballot, and if he’s shunned a third time it will be a full-blown disgrace.

01/06/2015

Mike Piazza (Photo by Matt Campbell/AFP/Getty Images), Pedro Martinez  (Photo by Matt Campbell/AFP/Getty Images), Randy Johnson (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Allsport/Getty Images), John Smoltz  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

What You Need To Know Ahead Of Tuesday’s Hall Of Fame Announcement

Johnson, Martinez and Smoltz appear to be shoo-ins for election. Joining them could be Piazza and Biggio in what is shaping up as the biggest class of inductees in 60 years.

01/06/2015

Pedro Martinez and Mike Piazza with the Mets in 2005. (Photo by Ezra Shaw /Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Will The Hall Of Fame Voters Get It Right?

Happy New Year! This means, of course, that the Hall of Fame announcement is right around the corner.

01/02/2015

Mike Piazza hits a walk-off solo home run in the 11th inning against the San Francisco Giants on May 6, 2004, at Shea Stadium. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Public Ballots Show Mike Piazza Taking Big Hack At Hall Of Fame

Is this the year the great Mets catcher takes his place in Cooperstown — or will he go 0 for 3?

01/01/2015

(L to R) Carl Furillo, Gil Hodges and Sandy Amoros (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Still Out: Gil Hodges Falls Short In Baseball Hall Of Fame Vote

The Baseball Hall of Fame’s Golden Era committee has failed to elect any of the 10 candidates from a group whose primary contributions were from 1947-72.

12/08/2014

Randy Johnson in 1998 (Mandatory Credit: Todd Warshaw /Allsport)

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz Headline 2015 Hall Of Fame Ballot

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are among 17 newcomers on baseball’s 2015 Hall of Fame ballot.

11/24/2014

Late broadcaster and Hall of Fame slugger Ralph Kiner at Citi Field on April 8, 2011. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Former Mets Broadcaster Ralph Kiner Among 10 Frick Finalists

Former slugger Ralph Kiner and longtime announcer Dick Enberg are among the 10 finalists for the 2015 Ford C. Frick Award presented by the Hall of Fame for excellence in baseball broadcasting.

10/03/2014

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