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 ...

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, ...