Tag: Hall-of-Fame

Mike Piazza and Faith in Hall of Fame Voting

An article by posted on January 4, 2014 0 Comments
Mike Piazza and Faith in Hall of Fame Voting

Another year, another batch of worthy players kept from the Hall of Fame. As of January 3, according to Baseball Think Factory, only four players, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, and Craig Biggio, have appeared on 75 percent of publicly-released Hall of Fame ballots in one of the strongest classes in history. Approximately one-fifth […]

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David Wright And The Hall Of Fame

An article by posted on June 26, 2013 0 Comments
David Wright And The Hall Of Fame

A few days ago, the guys on MLB Now were talking about David Wright‘s chances at the Hall of Fame. He had just recorded his 1,500 hit of his career, and those sorts of milestones tend to bring up this kind of debate. So is David Wright a future Hall of Famer? Obviously we don’t […]

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Remembering The Great No. 8

An article by posted on March 3, 2013 0 Comments
Remembering The Great No. 8

I was walking around the mall yesterday with my wife, trying to get her to go into labor with our second child (first son). They say walking is good for kick-starting the labor process at this point, and as we were walking around, I decided to duck into the sports memorabilia store. I was pacing through the store, looking at the […]

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Will Mike Piazza’s Admissions Still Wind Up Hurting Hall Of Fame Chances?

An article by posted on February 11, 2013 0 Comments
Will Mike Piazza’s Admissions Still Wind Up Hurting Hall Of Fame Chances?

I am so excited to receive my copy of Mike Piazza’s autobiography, Long Shot, which I pre-ordered several weeks ago. But of course, I can’t control myself in reading all the news stories about what is actually in the book before I read it for myself. So that leads me to a very intriguing discussion. […]

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Reign Delay?

An article by posted on January 14, 2013 0 Comments
Reign Delay?

As I was driving home the other night, I was listening to Casey Stern and Jim Bowden on the MLB Network Radio channel on XM. They were discussing with Jill Painter, the L.A. Daily News sports columnist, the Baseball Hall of Fame vote which took place Wednesday. This is the same Jill Painter, member of […]

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From Left Field: Give Travis d’Arnaud A Chance In The Bigs Right Away

An article by posted on January 10, 2013 0 Comments
From Left Field: Give Travis d’Arnaud A Chance In The Bigs Right Away

To turn attention away from Mike Piazza and the Hall of Fame vote for just a minute, let’s discuss the future Mike Piazza, or so we hope. The Mets acquired Travis d’Arnaud, their catcher of the future, in the trade that sent R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays. But why can’t the future be […]

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Is Mike Piazza A First-Ballot Hall Of Famer?

An article by posted on January 13, 2012 0 Comments
Is Mike Piazza A First-Ballot Hall Of Famer?

With the dust settled from this year’s Hall of Fame voting, the attention turns to a loaded 2013 ballot. Prominent names such as Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Roger Clemens and Craig Biggio will be on the ballot for the first time, but so will one close to all of our hearts here at MMO: Mike […]

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This Day In MLB History…

An article by posted on January 10, 2012 0 Comments
This Day In MLB History…

January 10th, 1928: The Giants trade Rogers Hornsby to the Boston Braves for Shanty Hogan and Jimmy Welsh. It’s the Rajah’s third team in three years. Why exactly is this trade monumental? Mostly because I find it hard to believe that any team would want to trade one of the best second basemen in the […]

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1969 Mets Discuss Gil Hodges’ Hall Of Fame Chances

An article by posted on November 24, 2011 0 Comments
1969 Mets Discuss Gil Hodges’ Hall Of Fame Chances

As we all know, Gil Hodges will be on the Veterans’ Committee Hall of Fame ballot for 2012. So expect to hear plenty of discussion over the next few months about whether or not he should be enshrined. I personally was not around when Gil played or managed, but I consider myself lucky to have […]

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Introducing: The MLB Hall Of Fame Class Of 1946

An article by posted on November 4, 2011 0 Comments
Introducing: The MLB Hall Of Fame Class Of 1946

As the class in 1945, the Hall of Fame class of 1946 is another loaded one, with a total of ten players getting enshrined. Obviously, Cooperstown made for the lost time during WWII. There are a couple of familiar names in this year’s class, but more unfamiliar ones. Let’s get into it. Jesse Burkett: Left […]

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