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It’s part “Forrest Gump”, part “Night at the Museum”, and pretty much all wonderful and bizarre. Plus, we give away the ending, which is the best part.
Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and Tony La Russa all made their induction speeches, and all were noteworthy for different reasons. Maddux told a fart joke, Thomas got very emotional, and Torre forgot to thank George Steinbrenner.
This year’s vote for the baseball Hall of Fame, already infamous for not including any players for the first time since 1996, couldn’t get Craig Biggio down. The longtime Astros second baseman appeared on the ballot for the first time in 2013 and led the unfortunate pack with 68.2 percent of the vote. As for the remaining 6.8 percent he needed? Just a matter of doing his homework.
The New York Times Sports Section Ran A Blank Front Page To Commemorate The Election Of Zero People To The Baseball Hall Of Fame
Yesterday, the baseball Hall of Fame voters did not elect a single person to the baseball Hall of Fame. In response to the vote, The New York Times ran a blank cover on the front page of its sports section.
Roger Clemens, like everyone else on the ballot, didn’t get elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame today, but rather than dwell on that, he instead thanked his supporters with a letter. A strange, strange letter.
With Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, And Roger Clemens On The HOF Ballot, Cooperstown And The Steroids Era Are Headed Towards Inevitable Clash
With alleged (and proved) steroid users like Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro having been on the National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot for a few years now, the storm between baseball writers and the Steroid Era has been brewing considerably. But with Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, and Roger Clemens now on the ballot, the eye of that storm has arrived.
Well, the Baseball Writers Association of America’s votes to determine the baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2012 are in, and it’ll be a small class: only Barry Larkin got the nod, receiving 86.4 percent of the vote. But the main quibbles, as usual, are with those who missed the cut.
There was a case of theft during Sunday’s Hall of Fame parade in Cooperstown, and the guilty party was none other than 2011 inductee Roberto Alomar, who asked a fan for his $100 Toronto Blue Jays jersey but never returned it.
The Yankees’ Andy Pettitte officially announced his retirement today, prompting many ton ask the question: will he be elected the Baseball Hall of Fame one day? One ESPN writer doesn’t think so.
The results are in, and they’re about what we all expected – after both barely missing last year, Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven made the Baseball Hall of Fame cut today.