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  1. The big, huge Hall of Fame post, Part 3

    David Schoenfield

    Let's move on to Part 3 of our 2014 mammoth Hall of Fame post. Here's Part 1 and Part 2. Close, but not quite Hall of Famers 19. Fred McGriff (52.6 WAR, 20.7 percent) -- Here's a question: Do you think the Tom Emanski commercial has hurt McGrif...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  2. Best deadline deal ever: Braves

    Martin Gandy

    Throughout July we're going to present 30 deals in 30 days: the best trade deadline deal ever made by each team. We've covered the AL East so far and are now on the NL East. THE TEAM: Atlanta Braves THE YEAR: 1993 THE SITUATION: At the begin...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  3. Reggie Jackson on baseball and minorities

    Lynn Hoppes

    Reggie Jackson, Rickey Henderson, Frank Thomas, Fred McGriff and Ozzie Smith -- all past greats of the game -- will highlight the 2013 Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams Game in Rochester, N.Y., on Saturday. It's fairly obvious that they are African-A...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  4. Switching MLB teams without alienating fans

    Jim Caple

    There's a right way and a wrong way to change teams in Major League Baseball. Just ask Kevin Youkilis. And Josh Hamilton. And their (former) fans.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2013
  5. Can you guess the Hall of Famer?

    David Schoenfield

    Let's play a little Hall of Fame game. I'm going to present two players with similar statistics. One is in the Hall of Fame and the other is on this year's ballot. Presented two lines of numbers, can you guess which player is the Hall of Famer? Check...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  6. Real problem with Hall of Fame is 10-player limit for votes

    Jim Caple

    Think Congress is too polarized to accomplish anything meaningful these days? It's got nothin' on the writers organization trying to decide who to put in baseball's Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2012
  7. Dream teams: 1992 versus 2012

    David Schoenfield

    Before the Olympics began, Kobe Bryant suggested this year's Olympic basketball team would defeat the fabled 1992 Dream Team that featured Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley and Larry Bird. Bryant later adjusted his thoughts, saying the D...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  8. Infographic: MLB trade deadline superstars

    InfographicWorld.com

    Rumors fly near the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline. Stars fly, too, toting their bags to new locations. Sometimes it's for just a few months. Sometimes it's for years. Sometimes it's for good. But all the time, it's big news. ...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  9. A perfectly fascinating 100 for Fenway

    ESPN Stats & Information

    Gail Oskin/Getty ImagesApril 20, 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the first game played at Fenway Park. The Boston Red Sox will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first game played at Fenway Park today by hosting the New York Yankees, who wil...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  10. My Hall of Fame ballot ... if I had one

    David Schoenfield

    I'm not an actual Hall of Fame voter. But if I did have a ballot, here's what it would look like. Yes votes Jeff Bagwell: He's vastly overqualified by even tough Hall of Fame standards, an outstanding all-around player who was one of the very b...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  11. Fred McGriff on the Hall of Fame border

    David Schoenfield

    I used to play my friend Dusty in a Pursue the Pennant simulation league, back when the game was still played with cards and dice. Our battles were famed for our Dennis Martinez-Nolan Ryan pitching duels, but Dusty also had Fred McGriff. He killed me...

    Blog | January 07, 2012
  12. MLB with Fred McGriff

    Welcome to SportsNation! On Friday, former baseball player, and 1995 World Series champion, Fred McGriff stops by to chat about the MLB playoffs. McGriff, a career .284 hitter with 493 home runs, played in five postseasons, winning it all with the...

    Chat | September 29, 2011
  13. Ten reasons to hate the MLB trade deadline

    David Schoenfield

    So your team is offering up a star? Sometimes the prospect you get in return turns to gold. And sometimes (more often?) deals like these 10 happen. 1. Fred McGriff for Melvin Nieves, Donnie Elliott and Vince Moore. (Braves/Padres, 1993.) 2. Ric...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  14. Pat Gillick's 10 best moves

    David Schoenfield

    You can debate the merits of an executive getting elected to the Hall of Fame; personally, I find it a bit ridiculous that Pat Gillick got elected and will be enshrined this year while deserving players like Barry Larkin, Tim Raines, Alan Trammell an...

    Blog | July 22, 2011
  15. Fred McGriff, Glenn Robinson on All-Iditarod Team

    Doug Williams

    The real madness in March might have nothing to do with basketballs, and everything to do with dogs, sleds and the snow and ice of America's Last Frontier. A look at the athletes from the Lower 48 who might have been perfectly suited for the Iditarod...

    Blog | Conversation | March 12, 2011
  16. Fred McGriff, Glenn Robinson on All-Iditarod Team

    Doug Williams

    The real madness in March might have nothing to do with basketballs, and everything to do with dogs, sleds and the snow and ice of America's Last Frontier. A look at the athletes from the Lower 48 who might have been perfectly suited for the Iditarod...

    Blog | Conversation | March 11, 2011