Hall of Fame

Dwight Evans is going to the Hall of Fame
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Rob Bradford
December 08, 2019 - 8:26 pm
Dwight Evans is still not a Hall-of-Famer. The former Red Sox was not voted into the National Baseball of Fame on the Modern Baseball Era ballot, a list of candidates made up of those who made their biggest contribution tot he game between 1970-1987. Any candidate who received 75 percent on the...
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Rob Bradford
November 18, 2019 - 1:38 pm
The Baseball Hall of Fame has announced the candidates for its 2020 class and it a healthy amount of Red Sox connections. The list includes 32 candidates, 18 of which are new to the ballot. Former Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is undeniably the most notable addition. Candidates must be named on 75...
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Andy Hart
August 05, 2019 - 2:20 pm
Bill Belichick has seen pretty much everything in his four-plus decades in the NFL and is essentially a walking, talking, frowning Wikipedia page for professional football. But when Belichick spent the weekend in Canton, Ohio –first on Saturday for the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions that...
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Amin Touri
July 26, 2019 - 12:51 pm
Rodney Harrison will be immortalized in the Patriots Hall of Fame on Monday night, and when he steps to the podium for his induction speech, it'll be a validation of a remarkable career. Harrison played six seasons in New England and quickly became a fan favorite as the hard-hitting strong safety...
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John Tomase
January 25, 2019 - 10:37 am
Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy has never backed down from a fight during his Hall of Fame writing career, which means he definitely wasn't going to take any crap from Curt Schilling. That was Shaughnessy's message on Friday when he made a surprise call to Mut and Callahan to respond to Schilling's...
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John Tomase
January 25, 2019 - 9:48 am
Another year, another swing and miss for Curt Schilling at Cooperstown. On Friday, the former Red Sox great joined Mut & Callahan to discuss a Hall of Fame voting process that seemingly penalizes him for controversial Facebook postings and the espousal of wild conspiracy theories. "The baseball...
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Rob Bradford
January 23, 2019 - 7:52 am
In 2008 I was cruising along toward a Hall of Fame vote. Three years in the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Then something happened. I took a job in what was perceived as the fly-by-night world of the internet. The way it works is that you need 10 consecutive years in the BWAA in order to...
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Rob Bradford
January 03, 2019 - 9:20 am
David Ortiz is keeping a close eye on the Hall of Fame votes. Ortiz's first go-round on the ballot is still three years away, but that doesn't mean this batch of candidates won't impact the former Red Sox' star's candidacy when it comes to Cooperstown. And there is one name, in particular, who...
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Mariano Rivera
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John Tomase
January 01, 2019 - 1:29 pm
The deadline for submitting Hall of Fame ballots passed on New Year's Eve and the class of 2019 will be announced later this month. The only sure thing is former Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, who's bidding to become the first unanimous selection in history. He'll likely be joined by right-hander...
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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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