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(L to R) Carl Furillo, Gil Hodges and Sandy Amoros (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Gil Hodges Jr. On WFAN: Support Overkill Hurt Dad’s Chances At Hall

Gil Hodges Jr. says his family is dealing with “another major disappointment” after his famous father was once again denied entry to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

12/09/2014

Don Mattingly (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Palladino: The Great ‘Donnie Baseball’ Will Have No Luck On Final Ballot

While our local baseball teams continue to track free agents and send out trade feelers, something else happened this week. The Hall of Fame voters received their ballots, and with them a bittersweet reminder of one former great.

11/28/2014

Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees celebrates after a game-winning RBI hit in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles in his last game ever at Yankee Stadium on September 25, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Never Too Early: Cooperstown Thinking Ahead For Derek Jeter’s Induction

Derek Jeter still has three games left before retiring, but Cooperstown officials already are thinking about his likely induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

09/26/2014

Derek Jeter bats as a fan holds up a sign behind him during his last game at Yankee Stadium on September 25, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Palladino: Derek Jeter, First-Ballot Hall Of Famer? There’s No Argument

For the few who doubt Jeter deserves a place in baseball’s Olympus on a statistical basis, don’t use the stats. Use the eyes.

09/26/2014

George Steinbrenner and Joe Torre after the New York Yankees won the World Series in 1996.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Joe Torre Feels ‘Terrible’ For Steinbrenner Slight In Speech

Torre said he knew how the late Yankees owner would have reacted: “He would’ve yelled at me, ‘You ungrateful such and such.’  ”

07/28/2014

Joe Torre gives his speech during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 27, 2014 in Cooperstown, New York. Torre managed for 29 seasons with 2,326 victories and led the New York Yankees to six American League pennants and four World Series titles. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Palladino: Hall Of Famer Joe Torre Honors Guys Who Did It Right

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.

07/28/2014

2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Yanks’ Managerial Mastermind Joe Torre Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Joe Torre, the managerial mastermind of the resurgence of the New York Yankees, has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

07/27/2014

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

Hall Of Fame Weekend: Massive Crowds Expected In Cooperstown For Torre & Co.

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.

07/25/2014

Hundreds Of Thousands Participate In Veterans Day Parade In NYC

Gov. Cuomo Kicks Off New York’s Summer Tourism Season

Cuomo was in Watkins Glen, the home of an international car raceway, on Saturday to unveil new roadside and video ads highlighting destinations such as the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and the Saratoga Race Course.

06/28/2014

President Barack Obama throws out the first pitch at a little league baseball game at Friendship Park May 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama To Tout Tourism During Historic Visit To Baseball Hall Of Fame

President Barack Obama is ready to take in some baseball history. And he’ll make a little history of his own in the process.

05/22/2014

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)

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

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