Ito, Hoshino, Hiramatsu inducted into Hall of Fame

Jan 16, 2017

Ito, Hoshino, Hiramatsu inducted into Hall of Fame

Catcher Tsutomu Ito and pitchers Senichi Hoshino and Masaji Hiramatsu were inducted into Japan’s Baseball Hall of Fame on Monday. Ito, the catcher for the Seibu Lions’ Pacific League dynasty of the 1980s and 1990s, was elected in the players division. The Chiba Lotte ...

Oct 17, 2015

Hall of Fame trims media voting pool

The voting pool for the Baseball Hall of Fame is being cut by about 20 percent. The Hall said Friday that it estimated 475 ballots would be mailed for the upcoming election. Last year, about 600 ballots were mailed and 549 were cast by ...

Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra dies at 90

Sep 23, 2015

Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra dies at 90

Yogi Berra, the Hall of Fame catcher renowned as much for his dizzying malapropisms as his record 10 World Series championships with the New York Yankees, has died. He was 90. Berra died of natural causes Tuesday at his home in New Jersey, according ...

Hall of Fame announces 2015 class

Jan 7, 2015

Hall of Fame announces 2015 class

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz dominated in an era of offense, each in their own way. The 208-cm Big Unit became the tallest of the 215 players elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame and the 180-cm Martinez the shortest pitcher picked for ...

Steroids Era greats denied Hall pass

Jan 7, 2015

Steroids Era greats denied Hall pass

Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire’s chances to enter the Hall of Fame are dwindling. Baseball writers so far overwhelmingly have decided the outsized statistics of the Steroids Era stars are tarnished by their connection to performance-enhancing drugs use. Once again ...

Hall of Fame trio reflect on journey

Jul 26, 2014

Hall of Fame trio reflect on journey

Frank Thomas was always driven to excel, and that sure served him well. “I was never that blue-chip prospect,” he said. “I had to outwork my opponents.” Hard to imagine now that Thomas was ever anything except a huge star. For Thomas, the hulking ...