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  1. A true pioneer: Put Dr. Jobe in Cooperstown

    David Schoenfield

    The Hall of Fame elected Tom Yawkey, the longtime owner of the Red Sox who presided over a franchise that didn't integrate until 12 years after Jackie Robinson debuted with the Dodgers and didn't win a World Series in his 44 years of ownership. It...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  2. Happy Birthday, Monte Irvin

    David Schoenfield

    Another day with two Hall of Famers: Monte Irvin and Ron Santo. Plus a guy who looked like a sure bet for the Hall of Fame in his early 20s, a guy who kicked a water cooler or two and a guy who starred for the last Cubs team to play in a World Series...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  3. Jack McDowell says PED users in Hall

    David Schoenfield

    I've wondered this: What if an individual already in the Hall of Fame admitted to using PEDs? Would that change the thinking of the voters who don't vote for Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and the other implicated steroid users? Hmm, we've ...

    Blog | February 15, 2014
  4. Happy Birthday, Ruben Amaro Jr.

    David Schoenfield

    A fun day for birthdays. A quick rundown of some of the interesting names ... Chick Hafey: Born 1903 Hafey was a big league regular for only six seasons -- in spite of which the Veterans Committee elected him to the Hall of Fame in a weak momen...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  5. Happy Birthday, Fred Lynn

    David Schoenfield

    All-Stars born on Feb. 3 -- Bake McBride and Joe Coleman (once each). And this guy. Fred Lynn: Born 1952 Here's a question: Who's the most famous non-Hall of Fame player? And by that, let's exclude steroids guys who haven't been elected, Joe Ja...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  6. Goodbye, Lance Berkman: Hall of Famer?

    David Schoenfield

    I wrote about Lance Berkman and his Hall of Fame chances back in May 2012, when he first contemplated retirement following knee surgery while still with the Cardinals. He managed to return later that season for a few games and then had one more go in...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  7. Jack Morris: The results are in

    David Schoenfield

    Bill James has published the final article of his 10-part series on Big Game pitchers and takes a look at everybody's favorite Hall of Fame candidate, Jack Morris. Was Morris a Big Game pitcher? James writes, He was not. He had the one brilliant ...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  8. Bill James looks at 'big game' pitchers

    David Schoenfield

    Bill James has a fascinating series over at the Bill James Online website, attempting to examine the idea of how pitchers fared in "big games." It's something I've always wanted to do, but the task always seemed as daunting as climbing Mount Everest ...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  9. Vote: Which cap for Maddux on plaque?

    David Schoenfield

    This is sports: We argue about the silliest things, no matter how unimportant. The latest example: Which cap should Greg Maddux wear on his Hall of Fame plaque? Maddux decided to go with the logo-less cap, saying he couldn't decide between the Bra...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  10. The problem with the Hall of Fame

    David Schoenfield

    It's been a week since the Hall of Fame announcement, and while the Baseball Writers' Association elected Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas -- its first three-member class since 1999 -- there was still a lot of fallout from the voting results...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  11. Hall of Fame: What they're saying

    David Schoenfield

    I'm in Hall of Fame fatigue, but here's one last post, a roundup of what some others are writing about Wednesday's results. And then we'll move on to Ervin Santana and Ubaldo Jimenez, and why the Orioles haven't made a big move. Tom Verducci, Spor...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  12. Hall reaction: Rough day for Biggio, Morris

    David Schoenfield

    After pitching a shutout last year for the first time since 1996, the Baseball Writers' Association of America delivered its biggest class since 1999, electing Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas. It's a good day for the Hall of Fame after last...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  13. The big, huge Hall of Fame post, Part 4

    David Schoenfield

    Let's finish up with the 14 players I consider strong Hall of Fame candidates. Of course, if I had a ballot, I could vote for only 10 ... well, that's another essay, my friends. Here is Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. The Hall of Famers 14. Tim R...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Chat wrap: Hall of Fame talk (mostly)

    David Schoenfield

    It had been a few weeks since we last chatted so we rang in the new year with some baseball talk. A lot of Hall of fame talk ... but some other stuff as well if you're not that into Jack Morris and friends....

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  16. The big, huge Hall of Fame post, Part 2

    David Schoenfield

    I continue my spin through the Hall of Fame ballot ... Pretty fine ballplayers but not Hall of Famers 25. Moises Alou (39.7 WAR) -- I was surprised to see how good Alou's final career numbers were: .303/.369/.516, 332 home runs, 1,287 RBIs, mor...

    Blog | January 07, 2014