Hall of Fame
Torre said he knew how the late Yankees owner would have reacted: “He would’ve yelled at me, ‘You ungrateful such and such.’ ”
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.
Joe Torre, the managerial mastermind of the resurgence of the New York Yankees, has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Mike Tyson has been chosen to present Evander Holyfield for his induction into Nevada’s Boxing Hall of Fame on August 9, in, of course, Las Vegas, the scene of many crimes, factual and fictional.
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, enjoy the Big Ball Orchard in the Sky. Give my best to the Babe and Lou.
Gwynn had been on a medical leave from his job as baseball coach at San Diego State since late March. Agent John Boggs said Gwynn died Monday at a hospital in suburban Poway.
“I’m humbled and excited to be recognized by the New York State Broadcasters Association,” said Francesa. “It is a great honor, and anything with New York attached to it means all the more to me.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.