Hall of Famer Homer Simpson

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Even more important to me than the Chicago Cubs this weekend was the fact that an icon was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame: Saturday morning, on the steps in front of the Hall of Fame Library, the Baseball Hall of Fame celebrated the 25th anniversary of that baseball Continue reading Hall of Famer Homer Simpson

The 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Class

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Since the last time we talked about this, it’s been a few long weeks until Wednesday night’s announcement of the official 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot results.  Ryan Thibodaux has the current publicly-released ballots organized on his awesome HOF tracker.  We expect the results to be on the BBWAA Continue reading The 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Class

The 2017 Hall of Fame Ballot

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As we get closer to Thanksgiving, the National Baseball Hall of Fame has just announced the official 2017 BBWAA Hall of Fame ballot, with 34 players eligible for voting and potential enshrinement.  Similar to previous years, I think there are something like 12 players worthy of entry into the Hall Continue reading The 2017 Hall of Fame Ballot

The 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees

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Guess it’s just two guys after all the hubbub this winter with the Hall of Fame voting: Ken Griffey Junior y Mike Piazza, únicos electos este año al Salón de la Fama de Cooperstown. — Enrique Rojas/ESPN (@Enrique_Rojas1) January 6, 2016 I like Enrique Rojas because he helped me learn Continue reading The 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees

The Hall of Fame Voting Season

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As we count down the days to Christmas, the Baseball Writers Association of America also have their own countdown since they have to turn in their Hall of Fame ballots by December 21.  We won’t actually find out who gets in until January 6th, after school is back in session, Continue reading The Hall of Fame Voting Season

Hall of Fame 2014: Another Year Without Rose

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Here we are, another Hall of Fame weekend, and once again the all time hit king Pete Rose will once again be absent. Still serving a life time ban for gambling on the game of baseball, Rose will be on the outside looking in. Whether or not he should be Continue reading Hall of Fame 2014: Another Year Without Rose

Hall of Fame 2014: The Greatest Pitcher of All Time?

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This is Hall of Fame weekend, and the Chicago Cubs are being represented this weekend by one of the greatest pitchers of all time, and arguably the greatest pitcher of the modern Era. This weekend, former Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux is officially enshrined into the Hall of Fame! While I Continue reading Hall of Fame 2014: The Greatest Pitcher of All Time?

The Calm Before the Storm

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The 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot results will be announced on Wednesday, January 8 at 1 PM Central Time.  We’ve covered the publicly released totals thus far and you can check out the Baseball Think Factory ballot collecting gizmo here.  The tally so far suggests that first-time candidates Greg Continue reading The Calm Before the Storm

Hall of Fame Quasi-Update

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We took a look at the 2014 Hall of Fame ballot (and the associated backlog) a few days ago, at the turn of the New Year.  The Baseball Think Factory continues to update their gizmo up until the announcement on Wednesday (January 8).  As of today: Getting in: Greg Maddux Continue reading Hall of Fame Quasi-Update

New Year Hall of Fame Thoughts

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The ballot you see here is from Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe, who got blasted by Jason Collette for only picking five names.  One of those names happens to be Jack Morris, and if you’ve been on the internet at any point in the past 15 years (this is Continue reading New Year Hall of Fame Thoughts