Sunday was about doing it by the rules. This crop of Hall of Famers achieved their stats playing it clean in an unfortunate era where chemicals overshadow its greats.
They changes are effective immediately and will be reflected in 2015 Hall of Fame voting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
Last year’s numbers were way down because no living person was inducted. The magic is back this year with some of baseball’s most revered names preparing their speeches.
Taking place in Cooperstown, NY, six baseball players/managers will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The official induction ceremony will take place Sunday, July 27th.
Tony LaRussa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre’s inductions will mark an elite class of managers entering the Hall of Fame in 2014.
“I got choked up real quick,” Torre, who won four World Series titles managing the Yankees, said on WFAN radio Monday. “It’s something I’m sort of in a daze right now about.”
Retired managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox will join holdovers George Steinbrenner and Marvin Miller on the Hall of Fame expansion era committee ballot next month.
Even if neither New York team reaches its goals, their fans can rejoice in the fates of their foes: archrivals Boston and Philadelphia, who are a combined 30 games out of first place.
Long-time foe of the Mets, Chipper Jones is set to retire at the end of the 2012 season.
During the 1990s, the Atlanta Braves were arguably one of the best franchises in MLB. Many attribute the success of these Braves teams to superior pitching and one of the winningest managers in the history of baseball, Bobby Cox…
Mike Pelfrey’s struggles have been well-documented. Despite his solid 3.66 ERA in 2010, Pelfrey holds a dubious distinction among pitchers in club history…
Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Lou Piniella have been honored by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America for their long careers.
Bobby Cox’s first moments in retirement were no different than his 29 years as a major league manager. As always, his team came first.
Tim Lincecum pitched a two-hitter and struck out 14 in a dazzling performance, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 1-0 in Game 1 of their NL division series Thursday night.
A flurry of tiebreakers, that might’ve been fun for fans. For the San Francisco Giants and Atlanta Braves, a guaranteed spot in the playoffs was just fine.