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 ...

Baseball Hall of Famer Kiner dead at 91

Feb 7, 2014

Baseball Hall of Famer Kiner dead at 91

Ralph Kiner was a smash as a slugger, launching so many home runs over the left-field wall at old Forbes Field that fans nicknamed it his corner. Years later, as one of baseball’s most beloved broadcasters, he became a big hit in a new ...

Jan 9, 2014

Nomo misses cut in Hall of Fame election

Former Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Hideo Nomo, who became the first Japanese player to be named on the National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, was not among those selected in one of the most celebrated induction classes in the history of the sport. Nomo, ...

Jan 9, 2014

Maddux, Glavine, Thomas elected to Hall of Fame

A new generation of starting pitchers and a self-proclaimed Mr. Clean of the Steroids Era will be ushered into baseball’s Hall of Fame this summer. For tainted players, however, the doors to Cooperstown remain bolted. Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas were elected ...

Managers Torre, La Russa, Cox elected to Hall of Fame

Dec 10, 2013

Managers Torre, La Russa, Cox elected to Hall of Fame

Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox spent decades trying to beat each other, no holds barred. On this day, however, they were a mutual admiration society. And why not? They were going to the Hall of Fame together. With a combined eight ...