In this installment of By The Numbers, I would like to briefly discuss five candidates. In alphabetical order they are Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire, Rafael Palmeiro and Sammy Sosa.
There have been whispers of steroid use, and in this day and age, that’s probably enough to keep somebody out of Cooperstown for a long, long time. And that’s a shame.
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.
“I gave more to the game than anybody you know. OK?” Rose told WFAN. “I put the fans in front of everything when I played the game of baseball.”
Everything seems synthetic, scripted and rehearsed, as though he practiced his responses in front of a mirror for hours — something cynics would say he does daily no matter his media requirements.
For many people the mention of Cooperstown calls baseball to mind. Parents, wanting to communicate the love of baseball to their sons and daughters will take them to Cooperstown to visit the famous National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
Reggie Jackson isn’t the only one with an opinion on the great Hall of Fame debate: Should suspected cheats be enshrined in Cooperstown?
We thought that peace had returned to the Bronx. At least until Reggie Jackson spoke up a few days ago.
Standards for conviction are clear in court, less so in baseball, where Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro have been bypassed for the Hall thus far despite distinguished careers.
There really should be no debate. A-Rod, and the rest of the gang that found better cheating through chemistry, will need to be enrolled in Cooperstown.
New York Yankees great Joe DiMaggio, Boston Red Sox slugger Ted Williams, Willie Stargell of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Larry Doby of the Cleveland Indians will be honored on stamps to be available nationwide July 20.
Verbal bouquets are being airdropped on Posada’s doorstep. And to call them overstated is an understatement of the highest order.
Larkin received 51.6 percent of the votes when he appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time in 2010, then got 62.1 percent last year.
A veteran sportswriter and columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News was accused in a newspaper report Tuesday of molesting three girls and a boy in the 1970s.
The Marlins officially introduced Heath Bell, and now we all await the move they have yet to publicly acknowledge–the signing of Jose Reyes.