Baseball Hall of Fame
As the tornadic talk continues over the Hall of Fame vote, Goose Gossage is making the rounds about his past, present, and potential colleagues in Cooperstown. And, as always, he’s trotting out the regurgitated mantras regarding relief pitching.
“I’d rather face (Jeff) Bagwell and (Craig) Biggio than Piazza,” Mazzone told WFAN co-hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Thursday afternoon.
The BBWAA made amends for last year’s controversial shutout on Wednesday, electing a trio of players to the Hall of Fame. Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas gained election, with Craig Biggio falling just short.
It may not happen on Wednesday. It may not happen next year. But soon, the cheaters and suspected cheaters will get in. It is inevitable.
Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas and Craig Biggio are projected to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, according to the report.
The Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) will soon announce their selections, if any, for the class of 2014 inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame. I personally hope Craig Biggio gets into Cooperstown this time around.
The San Diego Padres say Hall of Fame broadcaster Jerry Coleman, a former major league ballplayer whose pro career was interrupted by two wars, has died after a brief illness. He was 89.
Mussina was one of baseball’s most consistent pitchers during his 18-year career with the Orioles and Yankees, recording at least 18 victories in six seasons and winning at least 11 games in each of his last 17 years in the majors.
Tony LaRussa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre’s inductions will mark an elite class of managers entering the Hall of Fame in 2014.
2014’s Baseball Hall of Fame class will be eagerly debated. There’s plenty of worth candidates. Is it Mike Piazza’s time?
“Moose” pitched for the Orioles from 1991-2000 and then for the Bronx Bombers from 2001-2008. In 536 career starts, the Stanford alum went 270-153 with a 3.68 ERA and 2,813 strikeouts.
Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas are among 19 newcomers on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot, joining a collection of steroid-tainted holdovers that include Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.
Jake Ruppert purchased the Yankees prior to the 1915 season for $480,000, then proceeded to transform what had been a perennial also-ran into a powerhouse.
Kaline never played a day of minor league baseball. He wore the Tigers’ uniform with class. He was the perfect No. 3 hitter, and quite possibly the best fielding right-fielder that many baseball fans ever saw.
Piazza was honored on the final day that Shea Stadium stood in 2008, but since then he hasn’t had much of an association with the franchise. His relationship has, in fact, “cooled some over time,” according to a report.