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Mazel tov to Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez on their election to the Baseball Hall of Fame. That’s the good news. The (relatively) bad news is that they played for teams in markets that don’t necessarily lend themselves to glamor and glitz. Bagwell spent his entire 15-year career with the Houston Astros. […]

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After his interview with the veteran writer, Graham Womack at Baseball: Past and Present wonders if there isn’t some way for the Hall of Fame to recognize Creamer’s his contributions. What a great idea. There are several worthy scribes who didn’t work for newspapers (and therefore don’t qualify for the Spink Award, which “or meritorious […]

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As I mentioned in a previous entry, look for new bios about Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven to come out before the inductions (I wouldn’t be surprised if manuscripts are in prep already). I was wondering: out of all the personnel — players, executives, managers, etc. —  enshrined to the Hall of Fame, how many […]

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The Sultan of Stats

June 17, 2010 · 0 comments

Allan Roth did not invent baseball statistics. Henry Chadwick introduced those in the late 1800s, mostly for the benefit of the fans. What Roth did — first for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers and later for network television broadcasts — was show how they could be used proactively, rather than as an afterthought published by newspapers […]

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The Hall of Fame’s Summer Authors’ Series kicks off June 19 and continues throughout July and August. The program brings several noted writers to the Hall of Fame’s Bullpen Theater for special lectures as fans can hear first-hand how their stories became part of written history. These presentations allow visitors to learn the story behind […]

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Henderson became the latest first-ballot Hall of Famer this year. What a day May 1, 1991 was: Henderson becomes the all-time stlen base cham, and Nolan Ryan tosses his seventh and final no-hiter. Henderson took some criticism because of his “I-am-the-greatest” boast, while Ryan quietly accepted the accolades for his accomplishment. You just know a […]

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Sports Crackle Pop, “an independent sports blog with a focus on the sports world in relation to pop culture,” posted this interview with the author of a new book about the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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The new Eight Men Out, according to the NY Daily News (out of Hall of Fame consideratio, that is): Alex Rodriguez Barry Bonds Roger Clemens Mark McGwire Raphael Palmiero Ivan Rodriguez Gary Sheffield Sammy Sosa

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will recognize the twin traditions of baseball and film when it hosts a the third annual Baseball Film Festival in Cooperstown, Sept. 19-21. The event kicks off with a salute to the 20th anniversary of the release of Bull Durham, featuring appearances at the Museum by the […]

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Author’s Day to Feature Look at Baseball in the 1940s and 1950s (COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.) Four noted baseball authors will present works about baseball in the 1940s and 1950s starting at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 14, in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Bullpen Theater. The Author’s Day presentation on Baseball’s Golden Era features […]

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From Onlyinhouston.org. There are players — such as the Astros’ perennial favorite — who have magnificent careers, do all the right things, etc., but fail to put up those lofty numbers that Hall of Famers achieve. So should he be a candidate? Where does he fit in? Jeff Kent, for example, is a former MVP […]

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From the OttawaCitizen.com: Longtime baseball writer and former Ottawa Citizen staff writer Bob Elliott is a nominee for induction into the writers’ wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2009. According to the London Free Press, ”Elliott is one of three writers nominated for the J.G. Taylor Spink Award and induction into the writers’ […]

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This article from the Miami Herald heralds the Baseball Reliquary, a California-based organization “that trumpets itself as a ‘traveling museum of baseball curiosities and wonderments.”

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ESPN.com uses this language for its headline of the Associated Press story on the Petroskey resignation: HOF president resigns amid ‘fiduciary’ questions The reader will note the quote marks around fiduciary. The Hall did not detail Petroskey’s actions. Spokesman Brad Horn said the executive committee believed they weren’t criminal and that he did not benefit […]

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On this day

March 6, 2008 · 0 comments

Former Pirate second baseman Bill Mazeroski is elected by the Veterans’ Committee into the Hall of Fame along. His walk-off home run in the 1960 World Series is still ranked as one of the most dramatic moments in the game. (Thanks to NationalPastime.com.) The Amazon Report: Twin Killing: The Bill Mazeroski Story

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From Sportscollectorsdaily.com, a brief but fervent recommendation of photographer Terry Heffernan’s new project featuring items from the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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If you can’t come to the Hall of Fame, let the Hall of Fame come to you. That’s the philosophy behind the traveling exhibit, Baseball As America, which features lots of memorabilia culled from the Cooperstown institution which gets a run at the National Convention Center in Philadelphia through May 11 I attended the collection […]

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John Helyar, author Lords of the Realm: The Real History of Baseball, one of my favorite books on the business aspects of the national pastime, weighed in on the “outduction” of Marvin Miller in the latest Hall of Fame elections for executives, umpires, and managers. In a Page2 column on ESPN.com, Helyar wrote: The longtime […]

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