Baseball Writers’ Association of America
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.
They changes are effective immediately and will be reflected in 2015 Hall of Fame voting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
Dan Le Batard was kicked out of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America for one year and barred from future Hall of Fame votes after he turned over his 2014 ballot to a website that allowed readers to choose the selections.
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.
2014’s Baseball Hall of Fame class will be eagerly debated. There’s plenty of worth candidates. Is it Mike Piazza’s time?
Remember the stink made in January when Aaron Sele received a vote for the Hall of Fame? That was nothing compared to this.
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.
The baseball players’ association says any suspensions resulting from the sport’s latest drug investigation likely won’t be served until next year if the discipline is challenged before an arbitrator.
There wasn’t a positive drug test or smoking syringe implicating them. They weren’t dragged in front of committees on Capitol Hill to explain themselves, and their names haven’t been tarnished by clubhouse trainers.
148-112. 4.61 ERA. 1,407 strikeouts. Hardly numbers worthy of Cooperstown.
The BBWAA made its statement loud and clear Wednesday: suspicion reigns for baseball’s best from the Steroids Era. Including Mike Piazza.
Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa have been denied entry to baseball’s Hall of Fame with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades.
Former New York Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert, longtime umpire Hank O’Day and barehanded catcher Deacon White have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame for their excellence through the first half of the 20th century.
“The talks are ongoing, and I’m really hopeful that we’re going to reach a compromise to stay a New York Met,” Dickey said Thursday. “That’s my heart. I’ve expressed that repeatedly to Sandy and to the powers that be.”
Many will be enticed by R.A. Dickey’s unique story and age, but he’s just one of many candidates who could take home the National League Cy Young.