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Patrons of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum view the plaques of inducted members in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Palladino: Frank Jobe, Tommy John Surgery Pioneer, Should Have Place In Hall

The recent activities of Matt Harvey and Manny Banuelos would have seemed inconceivable back in 1974, the year a brilliant surgeon named Dr. Frank Jobe started piecing torn-apart pitching elbows back together.

03/10/2014

Derek Jeter (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The Jeter Effect: Hotels, Inns In Cooperstown Already Under Siege

In anticipation of the Yankees captain getting inducted hotels in the Cooperstown area were getting calls and emails on Thursday from fans trying to book rooms for more than six years from now.

02/13/2014

Patrons of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum view the plaques of inducted members in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Hall Acknowledges Calls For Reform, Says Proposal Up To BBWAA

The BBWAA has voted on Hall of Fame candidates since 1936, and elections have become more controversial in recent years as stars tainted by accusations of steroids use have fallen well short of the 75 percent needed for entry to Cooperstown.

01/10/2014

2014 Hall of Fame voting: Greg Maddux leads class  (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images), Jack Morris falls short in final time on ballot  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images), and Armando Benitez actually gets a vote (Photo by Matt Campbell/AFP/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Good, Bad And Ugly In This Year’s Hall Of Fame Voting

Let’s remember to focus some of our attention on the ones who actually did make it into the Hall. The vote is still meant to celebrate the greats, not destroy the process.

01/09/2014

The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Dan Le Batard Under Fire For Giving Hall Vote To Deadspin

The ESPN host and longtime Miami Herald columnist acknowledged Wednesday he gave his baseball Hall of Fame ballot to Deadspin because he detests the “hypocrisy” in the voting process. And the reaction was largely negative.

01/09/2014

(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Boomer & Carton: Opening Up A Thursday Extravaganza

It was announced on Wednesday that Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas will be inducted with the rest of the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame class. Not on the list? Mike Piazza.

WFAN–01/09/2014

Tom Glavine (Photo by Steven R. Schaefer/AFP/Getty Images), Greg Maddux (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images), Frank Thomas (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baseball Writers Send Maddux, Glavine And Thomas To Cooperstown

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.

01/08/2014

Mike Piazza (Photo by Bernie Nunez/Getty Images)

0 For 2: Mike Piazza Snubbed By Hall Voters Again

Piazza was named on 62.2 percent of the ballots (355 of 571), well shy of the 75 percent needed for induction. The Mets great received 57.8 percent in his first year of eligibility in 2013.

01/08/2014

Mike Piazza (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Report: Mike Piazza Expected To Fall Short On Hall Of Fame Ballot

Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas and Craig Biggio are projected to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, according to the report.

01/07/2014

Craig Biggio of the Houston Astros reacts after getting his 3,000th career hit against the Colorado Rockies on June 28, 2007 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: The Case For Biggio In Cooperstown This Time Around

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.

01/07/2014

Jack Morris (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Where’s Maddux? Baseball Fans Get Riled Up Over Stingy Hall Voter

Hall of Fame hunting season has started a day early. Baseball fans got a jump on the yearly tradition when Ken Gurnick, the Dodgers’ beat reporter for MLB.com, revealed his ballot Tuesday.

01/07/2014

Joe Torre after being named American League Manager of the Year in 1998. (Photo  by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Joe Torre’s Destiny Became Yankees Dynasty

Funny how the twists and turns take you. Torre turned down a trade from the Mets to the Yankees in 1976 because he thought he’d have a chance to manage the Amazin’s.

12/10/2013

Joe Torre at Yankees Old Timers' Day in 2011. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Joe Torre, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa Headed To Hall Of Fame

“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.”

12/09/2013

Mike Mussina (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Is Moose A Hall Of Famer? Former Yankee On Ballot For 1st 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.

11/27/2013

The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Deadspin Says It Bought Hall Of Fame Vote From BBWAA Member

Remember the stink made in January when Aaron Sele received a vote for the Hall of Fame? That was nothing compared to this.

11/27/2013

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