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Baseball Hall of Fame

Wait 'Til Next Year...

ilona saari | Posted 07.27.2015 | Sports
ilona saari

This year while I waited to hear who would be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, a Nathan's hot dog sizzled in my frying pan, its spicy Coney Island smell making my mouth water as the names were announced. When it was over, I was so heartbroken I lost my appetite.

John Smoltz Issues Warning To Parents Of Young Baseball Players

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 07.27.2015 | Sports

Former MLB pitcher John Smoltz used some time during his Hall of Fame acceptance speech at Cooperstown on Sunday to warn of the "epidemic" of Tommy J...

Why John Smoltz May Be The Best Baseball Hall Of Fame Story

John A. Tures | Posted 07.24.2015 | Sports
John A. Tures

Smoltz battled past those who would cite biased statistics with an injury comeback story and selflessness that can inspire any athlete.

Surprise! Sports Halls of Fame Have Art Collections

Daniel Grant | Posted 07.21.2015 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Artists may enjoy sports, and athletes may well appreciate art, but generally we don't tend to put the two together in the same thought. Perhaps we should.

10 of the Dumbest Arguments for Reinstating Pete Rose

John A. Tures | Posted 07.13.2015 | Sports
John A. Tures

Baseball's All-Star Game is being played in Cincinnati, and new MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has allowed former Reds player Pete Rose to participate. He even said he'll review Rose's case, to see if the all-time hits leader should be reinstated. Here are 10 dumb arguments in favor of Rose.

Harmon Killebrew on a U.S. Stamp?

Ken Reed | Posted 06.12.2015 | Sports
Ken Reed

As a kid, I certainly knew about the Minnesota Twins' Harmon Killebrew. He was a perennial All-Star and famous home run hitter. I definitely wanted to collect his baseball card. But I wasn't really drawn to him.

'Hero' Lauren Hill Honored By Indiana Basketball Hall Of Fame

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 06.11.2015 | Sports

A strong tribute from Indiana's HOF.

Baseball, Baths and Boats: Top Twenty Things to Do in New York State's Famed Resort Towns

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 05.22.2015 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

These New York State mountain and lake towns were deep breaths of fresh air to our forebears who built grand resorts to escape the city heat. Each successive generation continues the tradition.

Jorge Posada Doesn't Think A-Rod Should Make The Hall Of Fame

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 05.13.2015 | Sports

They may share World Series titles, but former Yankees catcher Jorge Posada doesn't want to see his former teammate Alex Rodriguez in Cooperstown. ...

Why Barry Bonds Should Be a First-Ballot Hall of Famer

H. A. Goodman | Posted 05.23.2015 | Sports
H. A. Goodman

When the same people who shunned a whistleblower for publicizing steroid use in 1998 are also the same people denying Barry Bonds entry into the Hall of Fame, there's a problem with American society.

Michigan's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Restores Faith in Sports

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 04.17.2015 | Sports
Rabbi Jason Miller

The other night I put aside this pessimism as my eyes opened to some truly amazing stories of humanity in sports. If you want to see what is still great about athletes, just attend a local Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Interview with Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar at Caribbean Baseball Series

Julio Pabon | Posted 04.07.2015 | Sports
Julio Pabon

During this year's 2015 Caribbean Baseball Series being held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Roberto Alomar stopped by the ESPN Deportes transmission booth and had a casual conversation with an ex-fellow player from the Toronto Blue Jays and other ESPN sportscasters.

Some Sports Halls of Fame Have Art Collections

Daniel Grant | Posted 03.24.2015 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Artist Andy Warhol, claimed one of his patrons, banker Richard Weisman, "didn't know the difference between a football and a golf ball."

Curt Schilling Falsely Claims Anti-Republican Bias In Hall of Fame Snub

John A. Tures | Posted 03.10.2015 | Sports
John A. Tures

Schilling has some good statistics and should eventually get in. But claiming an anti-Republican bias is just nothing more than a wild pitch, that won't help his case for Cooperstown.

Steroid Users, Not Steroids, Cost Mike Piazza The Hall Of Fame

John A. Tures | Posted 03.09.2015 | Sports
John A. Tures

One of the biggest story lines of the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame vote is that Mike Piazza missed joining Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio.

Hall Of Fame Voters Keeps Doors Shut To Suspected Steroid Users

AP | HOWIE RUMBERG | Posted 03.08.2015 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire's chances to enter the Hall of Fame are dwindling. Baseball w...

Meet The Baseball Hall Of Fame Class Of 2015

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.06.2015 | Sports

The Hall calls have been made. Former Major League Baseball stars Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio have been elected to...

Which MLB Legends Will Get The Hall Call?

AP | HOWIE RUMBERG | Posted 01.06.2015 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz appear to be shoo-ins for election to the Hall of Fame in what is shaping up as the ba...

Biased WAR and JAWS Stats Can't Keep John Smoltz From the Hall of Fame

John A. Tures | Posted 03.07.2015 | Sports
John A. Tures

Major League Baseball seems poised to admit its largest class into the Baseball Hall of Fame since 1936. Of those candidates for Cooperstown, fewer are generating as much debate as John Smoltz of the Atlanta Braves.

Baseball's Library: Inside the Hall of Fame Archives

Devra Maza | Posted 12.13.2014 | Sports
Devra Maza

Just beyond the Plaque Gallery of luminaries immortalized in bronze lies the Baseball Hall of Fame's library, where I couldn't resist getting an inside look from director Jim Gates, who is in his 20th year overseeing its vast collection.

Mo'ne Davis To Be Featured in Baseball Hall of Fame

AP | Posted 09.24.2014 | Sports

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Mo'ne Davis' performance in the Little League World Series has earned her a place in baseball's Hall of Fame. The 13-year-...

A League of Her Own

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Edith Houghton liked to call herself the first female solo scout for major league baseball. She was a scout for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1946 to 1951. And Effa Manley was a pioneer in baseball at a time when women were nonexistent in sports and blacks still had few rights,

Who Might Get into the Baseball Hall-Of-Fame Over the Next 4 Years?

John A. Tures | Posted 09.28.2014 | Sports
John A. Tures

What can the Major League Baseball Hall-of-Fame do for an encore of 2014? It needs to continue to honor those who played the game the right way, and still shun those who brought dishonor to the game of baseball.

Which Players Will Be Most Affected by the Hall of Fame's New Rules?

Five Thirty Eight | Posted 07.29.2014 | Sports

As Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas celebrated their inductions in Cooperstown this weekend, the Baseball Hall of Fame announced a change tha...

WATCH: Class Of 2014 Gets Inducted Into Baseball Hall Of Fame

AP | By JOHN KEKIS | Posted 09.26.2014 | Sports

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt un...