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Lance Berkman

Fat Elvis and the Hall of Fame

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 04.02.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Lance Berkman, known as among other things Fat Elvis, retired this week ending a 15 year career in which he was for many years one of the top hitters in baseball. Berkman is a strong candidate for most overlooked great player of his generation, but is also a symbol of the problems facing the Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame Expansion Era Ballot

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

As part of the increasingly complicated Hall of Fame selection process, there are five players on the expansion era ballot-Davey Concepcion, Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Dave Parker and Dan Quisenberry.

Berkman Not Ready To Make Career Decision

AP | STEPHEN HAWKINS | Posted 10.01.2013 | Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lance Berkman plans to go with the Texas Rangers on their upcoming trip and isn't ready yet to make a decision on whether he...

Steroids Aren't the Only Problem Facing the Hall of Fame

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.17.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Keeping people out of the Hall of Fame because of suspected or real connections to steroids may or may not be wise, but keeping people out because the voting rules have not changed to fully recognize expansion is not.

The End Of The Line For Berkman?

AP | R.B. FALLSTROM | Posted 05.21.2012 | Sports

ST. LOUIS -- The best-case scenario for Lance Berkman is that he returns to the St. Louis Cardinals' lineup after the All-Star break. The 36-year-old ...

Cardinals Pull April Fools' Prank

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.02.2012 | Sports

As Texas Rangers backstop Mike Napoli recently learned the hard way, Major League Baseball is full of pranksters. Therefore, it's no surprise that a g...

Trump Cards: St. Louis Defeats Rangers To Win World Series

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 12.28.2011 | Sports

ST. LOUIS — Pushed to the brink, the St. Louis Cardinals saved themselves. A frantic rush to reach the postseason on the final day. A nifty pair...

One Strike Away.. Twice: Rangers Bullpen Can't Close World Series

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 12.27.2011 | Sports

ST. LOUIS — Oh, so close. And now it's 51 years and counting with no World Series titles for the Texas Rangers....

Berkman's Bat Helps Cardinals Stay Alive

AP | R.B. FALLSTROM | Posted 12.27.2011 | Sports

ST. LOUIS — Lance Berkman was ready for his moment. With the Cardinals down to their final strike for the second time, the NL comeback player o...

Cardinals Force Game 7 With Wild Walk-Off Win

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 12.27.2011 | Sports

ST. LOUIS -- Hours after David Freese's home run plunked down on the grass patch beyond the center field wall, long after the ballpark emptied, a mess...

Jordan Schultz

Behind The Scenes With Albert Pujols, Tony La Russa and Mark McGwire | Jordan Schultz | Posted 09.25.2011 | Sports

The Huffington Post recently caught up with the St. Louis Cardinals, going all-access inside the clubhouse and in the dugout during their series with ...

Alex Rodriguez Injured By New Teammate

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK — Yankees star Alex Rodriguez was hit in the leg by Lance Berkman's sharp grounder during batting practice Saturday and was removed fro...

The Teams You Expected to Improve at the Deadline Did

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Danny Groner

A couple weeks ago, the Rangers surprised everyone by grabbing Cliff Lee ahead of the Yankees. Then yesterday rolled around, and we were reminded the same old teams were going to be the big wheeler and dealers, anyway.