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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...

Hall Of Fame Cuts Election Eligibility To 10 Years

AP | Posted 07.26.2014 | Sports

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire will have less time to remain eligible for the Hall of Fame ballot ...

The Original Boy of Summer Belongs in Cooperstown

Robert Miraldi | Posted 09.22.2014 | Sports
Robert Miraldi

Roger Angell reminded us recently with a long memoir piece why he will be inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame this weekend. As much as his selection is deserved, there is another Roger out there who has not yet gotten the nod.

The Hall of Famer You May Not Know

Michael Corvo | Posted 09.21.2014 | Sports
Michael Corvo

On July 26 in Cooperstown, New York, most of the focus will be on Hall of Fame inductees and a prestigious group of managers. There is another honoree, however, to whom attention must be paid: arguably our greatest living baseball writer.

Let Pete Rose Back Into Baseball

Steve Siebold | Posted 08.18.2014 | Sports
Steve Siebold

We live in the United States of America, a country known for its second chances. It's time we give Pete Rose his second chance for all the memories he gave us. Twenty-five years is long enough. Bud Selig needs to do the right thing, step up to the plate and remove the ban.

Childhood Heroes, Part 1: Mickey Mantle

Eric Trules | Posted 08.10.2014 | Sports
Eric Trules

Here's to "The Mick," the one and only Mickey Mantle, my first hero.

Time for Tedious All-Star Game Debates Again

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.29.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

All-Star Game-related debates are not particularly interesting or important, but they will likely continue to be part of the rhythm of the season, like late July trade rumors or late September wild card races.

Obama Heads To Cooperstown To Promote Tourism

Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he wants to make it easier for foreign tourists to visit...