Posts in category "Hall of Fame"

Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell, Mark Teahen, and Destiny

Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell, Mark Teahen, and Destiny
The Hall of Fame voting was announced Monday and hoooraaaaaaay for Barry Larkin!  As a high-average, long-tenured, face-of-the-franchise, OBP-hound with well-regarded defense, Larkin bridged every divide between traditionalists and saberists possible.  Well deserved, Mr. Larkin. But Larkin and his burly 86.4% of the vote, is the only player being inducted this year, so this year’s... Read more »

Getting where Frank Thomas is coming from

Getting where Frank Thomas is coming from
Generally when the topic of steroid use in baseball comes up on a sports talk show, it’s an invitation to begin eye-rolling. It’s a noble effort for baseball to regulate what could otherwise be a wild arms race of experimentation in performance supplements in their sport, but the mass effort to extract a penance from the “steroid... Read more »

Minoso misses out on the Hall

Minoso misses out on the Hall
Ron Santo was announced as having been selected to the Hall of Fame by the Golden Era Committee on Monday, which was a nice, though sadly hollow victory for objectively elite performance being properly rewarded. Minnie Minoso on the other hand, fell three votes short of the necessary 75% barrier, and will have his candidacy... Read more »
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The push to get Minoso in the Hall of Fame continues

The push to get Minoso in the Hall of Fame continues
Near the end of Thursday’s 2+ hour forum on Minnie Minoso’s Hall of Fame candidacy at U.S. Cellular Field, host Pedro Gomez noted that there was one individual who badly regretted not being present and sent his best wishes; Jerry Reinsdorf. It was at this moment that the entire PR blitz that the White Sox... Read more »