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.
Manager Joe Girardi said Thursday it’s time for everyone to move forward, and he is happy to have Jackson back.
“God gives us many holes in our body,” Bert Blyleven said Wednesday morning. “And he just spoke out of the wrong one. That’s the way I look at it.”
Reggie has a special talent with his venom. He couldn’t just go after Bert Blyleven and Phil Niekro. He had to attack The Kid, just as he had to attack Thurman Munson back in the day.
Reggie has now been banished by the Yankees until the time is “right” for his return. But all he did, with respect to A-Rod, is tell the truth.
When you mess with late Mets great Gary Carter, you mess with fiery former teammate Wally Backman.
Bert Blyleven had a heartfelt message on Sunday for ex-1986 Mets star Gary Carter, who’s currently battling brain cancer. “I know Gary is watching. Gary, keep battling the way that you always have and you’ll fight this thing,” said Blyleven.
Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven and Pat Gillick were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame today in Cooperstown, NY.
Hartnett: Slick-Fielding First Basemen Don Mattingly, Keith Hernandez Are Glaring Hall Of Fame Omissions
Two of the dominant players of the 1980’s and Big Apple baseball legends Don Mattingly and Keith Hernandez have been overlooked by Hall of Fame voters over the years and deserve reconsideration.
From the humble beginnings of baseball in 1839, reporters and statisticians have tried to “tell the story of baseball”. What “happens” at a baseball game can be expressed in words, and yet must be explained in numbers.
The baseball writers voted two players, Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar, into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday – but the story here is those that did not make the cut.
Bert Blyleven joined WFAN’s Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton on Thursday to celebrate his long-awaited selection into baseball’s Hall of Fame.
Do you think the baseball Hall of Fame voters made a respectable stand against players under the ‘steroid cloud’ on Wednesday, or do candidates like Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro deserve enshrinement in Cooperstown?
All-Star sluggers Rafael Palmeiro, Jeff Bagwell, Mark McGwire and Juan Gonzalez didn’t come close in Wednesday’s election. No telling if they ever will, either, after Hall voters sent a clear message: The drug cloud isn’t going to cover Cooperstown.
Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven have been elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame. Alomar and Blyleven were chosen Wednesday by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America after narrow misses last year.