Hall of Fame
Major League Baseball will test for human growth hormone throughout the regular season and increase efforts to detect abnormal levels of testosterone.
148-112. 4.61 ERA. 1,407 strikeouts. Hardly numbers worthy of Cooperstown.
The BBWAA made its statement loud and clear Wednesday: suspicion reigns for baseball’s best from the Steroids Era. Including Mike Piazza.
The 1993 National League Rookie of the Year was a Met from 1998-2005. He won 10 Silver Slugger Awards and was the All-Star Game MVP in 1996. He also holds the record for most home runs by a catcher with 396.
Boomer, Craig and Jerry ran down the list of notable candidates and placed a small wager as to who might get in.
Judgment day has arrived for Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa to find out their Hall of Fame fates. And then there’s the case of Mike Piazza.
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 never knew Carmen Basilio. Not really. I met the man only once, briefly, at a sports function in my home town. Shook his hand, said hello, and that was it. But I knew plenty about him.
“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.”
Curtis Martin escaped difficult odds to establish a remarkable Hall of Fame career and make a significant impact away from football.
Billy Ripken is an analyst on the MLB Network, younger brother of baseball Hall of Famer Cal and a former Big Leaguer himself.
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera would prefer to not know the status of his recovery from a torn ACL.
“God gives us many holes in our body,” Bert Blyleven said Wednesday morning. “And he just spoke out of the wrong one. That’s the way I look at it.”
The New Jersey Devils announced Tuesday that former defenseman and team captain Scott Stevens will return to the team as an assistant coach.