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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is connecting with the Google Cultural Institute to make highlighted exhibits and an interior interactive view of the Museum accessible to baseball lovers worldwide. The Hall of Fame’s Cultural Institute presence consists of two digital exhibits and indoor Street View imagery. The first exhibit, Picturing America’s Pastime, […]

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All politics aside, it would be remiss of me not to acknowledge the historical event of a sitting president visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame. In his remarks, Barack  Obama said “So I love baseball; America loves baseball.  It continues to be our national pastime.  And for any baseball fan out there, you’ve got to […]

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Looking over the overlooked in baseball books stuff. In honor of Mothers’ Day, this piece by David Seideman in Forbes urges you to “Forgive Your Mom For Throwing Out Your Baseball Cards.” Is it my imagination or are Mookie Wilson and Bill Buckner turning into Ralph Branca and Bobby Thomson? MLB.com described Mookie’s new memoir […]

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I wonder if this is the kind of “news” that has any impact outside of New York (and now, perhaps, Seattle.) In his new book, The Closer, future Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera has this to say about former teammate Robinson Cano: There is no doubt that he is a Hall-of-Fame caliber (player). It’s just […]

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A Celebration of Baseball’s Greats In Stories and Images, The Complete Roster of Inductees, by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Little, Brown and Company, 648 pages. $35. In a sense, it’s not fair to judge a book like this. After all, who has more resources about the history of the game and […]

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Bits and pieces, Jan. 15

January 15, 2014 · 0 comments

Hey, if A-Rod can do it, why not Bud? Commissioner Selig has said he wants to write a book when he retires. For you Yankee and home run fans, this looks interesting: New York Yankees Home Runs: A Comprehensive Factbook, 1903-2012, by Mitchell S. Soivenski. It should not be surprising that this is a McFarland […]

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Yesterday I posted about the mockery sportscaster Dan Le Batard made with his Hall of Fame voting privileges. Well, he doesn’t have to worry about that any more. According to this piece on ESPN, he “has been kicked out of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America for one year and barred from future Hall of […]

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The bloom is off Rose

January 9, 2014 · 0 comments

Danny Peary, author or coauthor of numerous baseball titles including Roger Maris: Baseball’s Reluctant Hero and Cult Baseball Players: The Greats, the Flakes, the Weird and the Wonderful among many others, was unable to add this comment in response to yesterday’s post, “All he is saying, is give Rose a chance,” about Kostya Kennedy’s commentary […]

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Congrats to the newest electees to the Hall of Fame — Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas. But shed a tear for Craig Biggio, who missed joining them by two votes. At least one potential vote is attributed to that genius who declined to vote for anyone on the who played in the PED […]

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Congratulations to Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas, who were announced today as the newest inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame. According to the organization’s press release, this marks just the second time that three players were elected in their first year of eligibility. From a fan’s point of view, I think it’s […]

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With the news of the Hall of Fame Class of 2014 awaiting announcement, there have been scads of article written about players who have or may not have used PED and how to cast a ballot give n this information (or lack thereof). Batten down the hatches, because this issue is going to be with […]

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The baseball lifer — player, broadcaster, raconteur, game show host, and author — was named recipient of the Hall of Fame’s Buck O’Neil Award in recognition of his “extraordinary efforts to enhance baseball’s positive impact on society. ” From the Hall of Fame press release: The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Board of […]

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It’s a bit too pricey for me, but I’m sure some of you out there can spring for it. Here’s a four-day trip to Cooperstown during next year’s Induction Week July 31- Aug. 3), with all the fixin’s, starting at $4,390. Bear in mind the candidates for induction include a number of high profile names […]

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A programming note

August 20, 2013 · 0 comments

Working on podcasts of interviews with authors Eric R9lfe Greenberg (The Celebrant: A Novel); Brad Mangin (Instant Baseball: The Baseball Instagrams of Brad Mangin); and Thomas Djya (Play for a Kingdom), not necessarily in that order. I am also trying to wrap up editing on a mini-documentary I created on The Merchants of Cooperstown (coming […]

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John Sexton’s Baseball as a Road to God: Seeing Beyond the Game picked up a couple of review recently including this one from the New York Law Journal and this one from Philly.com. The San Diego Union Tribune ran this about Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame. Believe it or not (and I’m guessing my […]

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Well, one way is to sign up for the annual Cooperstown Baseball Symposium, which is where I’ll be May 29-31. Veteran sportswriter, author, and commentator Frank Deford is the keynote speaker for this 25th anniversary edition. You can look at the whole program here. As you will see, it’s very eclectic (and that I serve […]

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An “empty” Hall

January 10, 2013 · 0 comments

Sure enough, the papers are full of stories about the lack of new inductees by the BBWAA for this year’s Hall of Fame inductions. Perhaps The NY Times did it best: Knowing how “expensive” it is to waste “real estate,” I’d say that’s a pretty bold move. It’s either an editorial comment of some sort […]

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Hall of Fame reading

January 9, 2013 · 0 comments

A couple of years ago I posted several entries listing numerous (but not all) books written about and “by” members of the Hall of Fame. I’m just including a link to the last one here, since that contains links to all the others. I’m guessing that at least a couple of books will come out […]

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Because you can keep your podcast-playing device on a bookshelf. Just in time for the annual Hall of Fame announcements, the august institution is jumping into the interactive Internet age with a new podcast. From their press release: Thanks to the power of the internet and podcasts, fans can now stay connected to Cooperstown and […]

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One of our birthday boys is in the Hall of Fame, although their numbers are amazingly similar. 162-Game Avg Player A Player B At bats 638 586 Runs 97 102 Hits 190 171 Doubles 29 30 Triples 6 7 Home Runs 30 33 RBI 113 104 Walks 52 83 Strikeouts 110 144 Batting Average .298 […]

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