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Baseball's Library: Inside the Hall of Fame Archives

Devra Maza | Posted 11.19.2014 | 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...

Obama Pops In On Little League Game

Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics

By JOSH LEDERMAN, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Put down the juice box and lace up your sneakers. President Barack Obama is pinch-hittin...

BATTER UP!

AP | By BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel

NEW YORK (AP) — Dedicated baseball fans often take road trips to watch favorite teams play in storied stadiums around the country. But there are ple...

Death of Father of 'Tommy John Surgery' Highlights Tommy John's Hall of Fame Credentials

Al Eisele | Posted 05.07.2014 | Sports
Al Eisele

Tommy John won more games than 39 of the 59 pitchers enshrined in Cooperstown, including such greats as Bob Feller, Sandy Koufax, Whitey Ford, Bob Gibson, Catfish Hunter, Jim Palmer, Jim Bunning and Don Drysdale.

Why the New York Yankees Are America's Team

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 05.03.2014 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

As baseball season is about to commence, the annual ritual of Yankee vilification is in full throttle. The complaints are by now well rehearsed: The N...

Derek Jeter, Still Baseball's Most Underrated Overrated Player

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 04.20.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Jeter's place in Yankee, and indeed baseball history, is significant, but still not clear. Much of that will take shape after Jeter retires.

'Not Exactly Cooperstown' Celebrates Baseball's Rebels and Renegades

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.15.2014 | Sports
Peter Dreier

Based in Pasadena, the Baseball Reliquary includes a research archive, a traveling museum, and the Shrine of the Eternals, the organization's alternative to baseball's official Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

What is Mickey Mantle's Signature Worth?

Robert Miraldi | Posted 04.13.2014 | Sports
Robert Miraldi

I was 10 years old as I stood in front of Mantle. I sheepishly walked up to him, did not say a word, and just handed him the ball. Now, as pitchers and catchers get ready to report to spring training, I ponder.

Shooting Diamonds: Directing Sandman's Exit and MLB's Best TV

Devra Maza | Posted 03.18.2014 | Sports
Devra Maza

It's the most photogenic field in sports. With its diamond grass stage and mound dirt spotlight, baseball is a small-screen dream.

What Will Fix Hall Of Fame Vote?

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 03.11.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — The Hall of Fame says it's up to baseball writers to propose any changes in the selection process. The Baseball Writers' Associatio...

MLB Star JUST Missed Hall Of Fame

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

Craig Biggio will have to wait at least another year for the coveted call to Cooperstown. The longtime Houston Astros standout missed out on being ele...

'I Was A 100% Clean Player'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

Frank Thomas may be having the last laugh. The longtime Chicago White Sox slugger who believes he "lost the most" during MLB's Steroid Era earned ...

Frank Thomas Reacts To Hall Of Fame Vote

Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

The "Big Hurt" was all smiles on Wednesday. Frank Thomas' showed what pure joy looks like when he learned that he was elected to the Baseball Hall Of ...