Baseball Hall of Fame

Harold Baines
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John Tomase
December 10, 2018 - 9:01 am
Harold Baines did nothing to deserve this. He spent 22 years in the big leagues, made six All-Star teams, and recorded more than 2,800 hits. Prior to Sunday, you’d probably have summarized his career with, “Really good player. Too bad he’ll be forgotten.” Not anymore. On Sunday night, whatever they...
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Steve Mitchell-USA Today Sports
February 18, 2018 - 9:28 am
Count Pedro Martinez among those who thinks the Baseball Hall of Fame should include more players. In an interview Saturday with Rob Bradford and John Tomase, the legendary Red Sox hurler advocated for Pete Rose’s ban to be lifted, as well as suspected steroid users Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens to...
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Gary Sheffield belongs in the Hall of Fame.
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John Tomase
December 01, 2017 - 12:24 pm
To understand how I approach my Hall of Fame ballot, let's journey back in time to a high school cafeteria on a fall Saturday morning, with a fistful of No. 2 pencils and your bleeping future at stake. Let us ponder the SATs. Great scores come in many forms, but they're not all created equal. If...
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Alex Reimer
November 21, 2017 - 4:28 pm
The debate surrounding whether steroid users should be allowed in the Baseball Hall of Fame is one of the most tired discussions in sports. The same talking points have been spouted for well over 10 years and both sides are fully entrenched in their views. But that didn’t stop Joe Morgan from...
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Lucy Burdge
October 24, 2017 - 7:07 am
Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: Houston at LA Dodgers, 8:09 p.m. (Fox) NBA: Chicago at Cleveland, 7 p.m. (NBATV) NBA: New York at Boston, 7:30 p.m. (...
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Ken Griffey Jr. is headed to Cooperstown. (Otto Greule/Getty Images)
John Tomase
January 06, 2016 - 1:07 pm
Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza earned induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, with Griffey pulling the highest percentage of votes in history -- but failing to become the first unanimous selection. Griffey was named on 437 of the 440 ballots cast by the Baseball Writers Association...
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Pete Rose (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Mike Petraglia
July 13, 2015 - 1:55 pm
CINCINNATI -- Jonathan Papelbon has faced Alex Rodriguez many times in his career. He's never pitched to Pete Rose. He thinks both should eventually have a place in Cooperstown. The subject of Pete Rose and his 1989 lifetime ban from baseball for betting on games as a player-manager is again front...
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January 05, 2011 - 10:26 am
Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven were elected to baseball'€™s Hall of Fame on Wednesday afternoon . Alomar and Blyleven were the leading vote-getters this year after missing out on induction last year. The players won two World Series championships apiece. Alomar, a second baseman for the Padres...
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