John Smoltz

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This Week In Baseball: Coaches, Young Ballplayers Should Heed Smoltz’s Plea

Smoltz’s Hall of Fame speech illuminated a growing problem at the youth level of the sport.

07/28/2015

COOPERSTOWN, NY - JULY 26:  2015 Inductees Craig Biggio,John Smoltz,Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez pose with their plaques after the Induction Ceremony at National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 26, 2015 in Cooperstown, New York.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Biggio, Johnson, Smoltz, Martinez Enter Baseball Hall Of Fame

For Pedro Martinez, the last to speak, the moment was magical as scores in the crowd waved Dominican flags for one of their own.

07/26/2015

John Smoltz, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez

Silverman: Pedro, Unit, Smoltz Make Up Best HOF Pitching Class In More Than 40 Years

It’s a remarkable weekend for pitching, and it will be celebrated with the induction of this spectacular trio at baseball’s Upstate New York shrine.

07/24/2015

Craig Biggio (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images), Randy Johnson (Photo by Jeff Carlick/Getty Images), Pedro Martinez (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images), John Smoltz (Photo by Tony Ranze/AFP/Getty Images)

Biggio, Johnson, Pedro And Smoltz Ready To Enter Hall

Three dominated on the mound, the other excelled at three positions up the middle. Together they left a remarkable imprint on baseball.

07/24/2015

Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz

John Smoltz: Mets’ Young Starters ‘Way Better’ Than ’90s Braves

“They’re way better,” Smoltz said in regard to the Mets’ rotation. “They’ve got more talent than we could ever have.”

07/17/2015

Pedro Martinez appears on "Letterman" on January 7, 2015. (CBS/Late Show with David Letterman)

WATCH: New Hall Of Famers Deliver ‘Letterman’ Top 10

The 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame class is on its way to Cooperstown. But first, a field trip to the Ed Sullivan Theater.

01/08/2015

Craig Biggio (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images), Randy Johnson (Photo by Jeff Carlick/Getty Images), Pedro Martinez (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images), John Smoltz (Photo by Tony Ranze/AFP/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Reflecting On Cooperstown’s Newcomers, And More Hall Of Fame Notes

Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez were simply two of the most fun pitchers to watch in my lifetime, and that is true whether they pitched for or against your team.

01/07/2015

Craig Biggio (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images), Randy Johnson (Photo by Jeff Carlick/Getty Images), Pedro Martinez (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images), John Smoltz (Photo by Tony Ranze/AFP/Getty Images)

Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz And Biggio Heading To Cooperstown

The Big Unit, Martinez and Smoltz earned induction on their first tries, and Biggio made it on the third attempt after falling two votes shy last year.

01/06/2015

Mike Piazza (Photo by Matt Campbell/AFP/Getty Images), Pedro Martinez  (Photo by Matt Campbell/AFP/Getty Images), Randy Johnson (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Allsport/Getty Images), John Smoltz  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

What You Need To Know Ahead Of Tuesday’s Hall Of Fame Announcement

Johnson, Martinez and Smoltz appear to be shoo-ins for election. Joining them could be Piazza and Biggio in what is shaping up as the biggest class of inductees in 60 years.

01/06/2015

Randy Johnson in 1998 (Mandatory Credit: Todd Warshaw /Allsport)

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz Headline 2015 Hall Of Fame Ballot

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are among 17 newcomers on baseball’s 2015 Hall of Fame ballot.

11/24/2014

Chipper Jones of the Atlanta Braves acknowledges the crowd at Citi Field on September 9, 2012. (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Coleman: Hats Off To Chipper Jones

Chipper Jones personified what sports and competition are all about.

09/10/2012

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B&C Morning Show: John Smoltz Pays A Visit To The Allstate Studio

Smoltz was more than happy to tell the guys why he changed mind and what makes his book different.

WFAN–06/11/2012

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B&C Morning Show: John Smoltz Has Plenty To Say About The Yankees

Pitching great John Smoltz will be working the Yankees first round series on TBS, so he offered his take on the Bombers and the journey that put them atop the American League once again.

WFAN–09/27/2011

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B&C Morning Show: John Smoltz Breaks Down MLB, A-Rod’s Poker Investigation

John Smoltz called in this morning to talk a little baseball with Craigie — and talk baseball they did, among other topics.

WFAN–08/04/2011

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B&C Morning Show: John Smoltz with Boomer & Carton

John Smoltz joined Boomer & Craig this morning and had plenty of interesting things to say about the on-going Jorge Posada saga and the Yankees’ struggles.

WFAN–05/19/2011

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