Hall of Fame

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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Rob Bradford
November 19, 2018 - 1:57 pm
Both Kevin Youkilis and Derek Lowe made it into the Red Sox Hall of Fame this past summer. Now they will get their chance to crack the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Youkilis and Lowe are two of the newest names on this year's Hall of Fame ballot, with other former Red Sox outfielder Jason Bay...
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Rob Bradford
July 17, 2018 - 10:34 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It has been a year Craig Kimbrel won't soon forget, and it's far from over. The Red Sox' closer's 2018 has already been highlighted by the recovery of his infant daughter from heart complications. It's a reminder the Red Sox' closer was afforded once again with Lydia Kimbrel's...
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John Tomase
January 05, 2017 - 9:48 am
Another day, another Curt Schilling meltdown over Hall of Fame voters questioning his character. On Thursday's Kirk & Callahan Show, NJ.com writer Randy Miller called in to defend his column declaring Schilling a scumbag. Citing his behavior as a teammate, and not some recent questionable...
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Mike Petraglia
January 05, 2017 - 7:22 am
FOXBORO -- There is no one more qualified to speak to the greatness of Ty Law and his Hall of Fame credentials than Bill Belichick. The Patriots coach had Ty Law for six seasons over two stints in New England. The first time, in 1996, Belichick worked with Law every day as his position coach. From...
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