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.
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.
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.
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.
Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas appeared to be on track to gain election from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America on Wednesday, and Craig Biggio could join them.
Mussina was one of baseball’s most consistent pitchers during his 18-year career with the Orioles and Yankees, recording at least 18 victories in six seasons and winning at least 11 games in each of his last 17 years in the majors.
“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.
Remember the stink made in January when Aaron Sele received a vote for the Hall of Fame? That was nothing compared to this.
Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas are among 19 newcomers on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot, joining a collection of steroid-tainted holdovers that include Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.
Dave Winfield, Frank Thomas, David Cone, Bobby Bonilla and incoming union head Tony Clark attended the funeral as well.
There wasn’t a positive drug test or smoking syringe implicating them. They weren’t dragged in front of committees on Capitol Hill to explain themselves, and their names haven’t been tarnished by clubhouse trainers.
Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa have been denied entry to baseball’s Hall of Fame with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades.
The Chicago White Sox gave The Big Hurt a big honor on Sunday, retiring Frank Thomas’ number before their game against the New York Yankees.