Smoltz’s Hall of Fame speech illuminated a growing problem at the youth level of the sport.
For Pedro Martinez, the last to speak, the moment was magical as scores in the crowd waved Dominican flags for one of their own.
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.
Three dominated on the mound, the other excelled at three positions up the middle. Together they left a remarkable imprint on baseball.
“They’re way better,” Smoltz said in regard to the Mets’ rotation. “They’ve got more talent than we could ever have.”
The 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame class is on its way to Cooperstown. But first, a field trip to the Ed Sullivan Theater.
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.
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.
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.
Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are among 17 newcomers on baseball’s 2015 Hall of Fame ballot.
Chipper Jones personified what sports and competition are all about.
Smoltz was more than happy to tell the guys why he changed mind and what makes his book different.
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.
John Smoltz called in this morning to talk a little baseball with Craigie — and talk baseball they did, among other topics.
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.