Baseball Hall of Fame
Madden joined WFAN host Mike Francesa on Tuesday afternoon to explain why he didn’t vote for the 12-time All-Star.
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.
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.
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.
Happy New Year! This means, of course, that the Hall of Fame announcement is right around the corner.
Is this the year the great Mets catcher takes his place in Cooperstown — or will he go 0 for 3?
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.
Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are among 17 newcomers on baseball’s 2015 Hall of Fame ballot.
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.
Derek Jeter still has three games left before retiring, but Cooperstown officials already are thinking about his likely induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Derek Jeter has had as close to perfect a career as a major leaguer can have. Still, five years from now, don’t expect the New York Yankees’ captain to be a unanimous selection to baseball’s Hall of Fame.
It’s certainly an incomplete Hall of Fame without Rose, but it’s an even bigger travesty and a disgrace of a Hall of Fame without Jackson.
If Bart Giamatti was OK with it, then it should be OK with Fay Vincent. And Bud Selig. And, soon, Rob Manfred. We’ll see what, if anything, happens in the near future.
This week, the Baseball Hall of Fame welcomed it’s 2014 inductee class. As always, there were players who didn’t make the cut, leaving the window open to continue the debate as to who should get in and who shouldn’t.
They changes are effective immediately and will be reflected in 2015 Hall of Fame voting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.