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  1. Which Players Will Be Most Affected by the Hall of Fame's Ne...

    As Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas celebrated their inductions in Cooperstown this weekend, the Baseball Hall of Fame that will make it harder for others to join them. Instead of having 15 years of eligibility for consideration by the Base...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  2. About Last Weekend: Deck the Hall

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy finally getting around to using 100 percent of your brain, here are the top six stories you missed in sports last weekend: The ranks of the Baseball Hall of Fame expanded by six this weekend as legendary managers Bobby Cox, T...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  3. Frank Thomas' HOF Speech Put a Big Hurt On Our Tear Ducts

    D'Arcy Maine

    If you haven't seen Frank Thomas' incredibly moving speech from Sunday's Baseball Hall of Fame induction, please take the next 17 minutes to do so. Your boss will totally understand. (You might want to grab a box, or five, of tissues before clicking ...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  4. Thomas shows emotion in 'grand finale'

    Doug Padilla

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Showing a heart that was just as big as any of the eye-popping numbers he produced in a storied career, Frank Thomas was moved to tears during his Hall of Fame induction speech Sunday. Thomas was, in fact, the only inductee to...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  5. ICYMI: SweetSpot hits of the week

    Jason Rosenberg

    We honored some new Hall of Famers on Sunday (Why just one, Braves?), including the unique and powerful Frank Thomas. The Hall also announced that the eligibility period will be decreased, which can hurt some players and could be a mistake. Meanwhil...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  6. MLB -- Six legends welcomed into Hall of Fame

    Jerry Crasnick

    Six legends joined the ranks of the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. Jerry Crasnick breaks down the 2014 induction ceremony.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2014
  7. Thomas' teammate list goes 138 deep

    Doug Padilla

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Frank Thomas delivered what figures to be the most memorable speech at Sunday's National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony with an address that was both emotional and full of thanks. At the tail end of the speech, Thoma...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  8. Frank Thomas, Joe Torre, Tony La Russa, Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux,...

    Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2014
  9. Why didn't the Braves win more titles?

    David Schoenfield

    This weekend's Hall of Fame induction ceremony features the best class we've had in a long time, with three first-ballot Hall of Famers in Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas and three legendary managers in Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torr...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  10. Morning Briefing: End of the road

    Adam Rubin

    FIRST PITCH: The Mets' second-half-opening road trip concludes Sunday in Milwaukee, and the Amazin's are a win away from a .500 record during the three-city excursion. Jacob deGrom (4-5, 3.01 ERA) looks to continue his stellar rookie campaign. DeG...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  11. Frank Thomas: 'This is big-time stuff'

    Doug Padilla

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Frank Thomas came to the plate more than 10,000 times in his career, yet Sunday's march into the spotlight will be the most pressure-packed of his career. Maybe he should wear his spikes and take a bat up to the dais when he m...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  12. Thomas' success started behind scenes

    Doug Padilla

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- There are plenty of traits that led Frank Thomas to one of the best careers in baseball history, but it might have been an awareness of his own swing that yielded Hall of Fame credentials. Picking apart Thomas' positive offens...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  13. Frank Thomas' power, magic were unique

    Christina Kahrl

    Seeing Frank Thomas head to the Hall of Fame is something special, not just because it's a White Sox thing or a Chicago thing; it is a moment when the greatest slugger in the history of one the American League's original eight gets his due. But at...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  14. 'Hawk' to celebrate La Russa at HOF

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The only man to ever fire Tony La Russa as a manager will be in Cooperstown, N.Y., this weekend to celebrate La Russa's induction into the Hall of Fame. Ken "Hawk" Harrelson is a White Sox broadcaster now, known for an oft-criticized ex...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  15. MLB - Steve Karsay played with or for all six 2014 Hall of Fame i...

    Tim Kurkjian

    Steve Karsay holds the unique honor of playing with all three player inductees and for all three manager inductees of the 2014 Hall of Fame class.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2014
  16. MLB - Frank Thomas: A Hall of Fame tribute

    A Hall of Fame tribute to Frank Thomas

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2014