Andruw Jones is looking to improve on the 7.3% of the vote he received last year. This is his second year on the ballot and he is not trending in the right direction. That is a shame as he was an amazing centerfielder but will he get that plaque in Cooperstown.
As Barry Bonds heads into his 7th year of Hall of Fame eligibility, the question still remains if players that were accused of steroid use at any point in their career should be allowed into the Hall. Bonds is coming off a 2018 ballot in which he sat at 56.4% of the vote, still needing an 18.6% increase to get in. Will this be the year that the voters decide to let steroid users in, thus inducting Bonds? Continue reading →
The day that I’m writing this marks the one-year anniversary of the Minneapolis Miracle. When the Vikings defeated the Saints in the NFC Divisional Round on a circus catch and score by Stefon Diggs.
I was reading my timeline of that day and I saw everyone proclaim this as one of the greatest moment in sports history. Is it though? This sparked this idea, to give my top five moments in sports history.
A legend died today. Melvin Leon Stottlemyre was a baseball icon for New York baseball. He lived most of his life for the pitchers that threw in the Bronx and Queens. Today we say goodbye to Mel after his long fight with cancer.
As Major League Baseball Hall of Fame voting is underway, Roy Halladay finds his name listed as eligible for the first time. Halladay will be voted on posthumously after tragically losing his life a little over a year ago in a single-engine airplane crash. How does Halladay stack up to the rest of the list?Continue reading →
By the mid-1990s, Fred McGriff seemed destined for enshrinement in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. When “the Crime Dog’s” contract was purchased by the upstart Tampa Bay Devil Rays in November of 1997, more than four months before the franchise played its first Major League game, the tall first baseman with the helicopter follow-through boasted one of the most prolific resumes in baseball.
In the ongoing series focusing on MLB Hall of Fame candidates this year, let’s focus on Jeff Kent. He was one of the best hitting second basemen ever. So what has kept him from getting close to induction?