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  1. Why isn't Ron Santo in the Hall of Fame?

    Rob Neyer

    Baseball players with Hall of Fame talent don't generally spend much time in the minor leagues, and Ron Santo, who died Thursday at the age of 70, was no exception. Signing with the Cubs out of high school in Seattle, Santo began his professional ...

    Blog | December 03, 2010
  2. Is Cooperstown next for Uncle Lou?

    Rob Neyer

    From Bill Madden, who probably isn't just making this up: Lou Piniella is retiring as manager of the Chicago Cubs effective at the end of the season, the Daily News has learned. The 67-year old Piniella, who led the Cubs to NL Central division titl...

    Blog | July 20, 2010
  3. Even the Goose doesn't know...

    Rob Neyer

    Earlier this week, Craig Calcaterra got Rich Gossage on the phone. As you probably know, Gossage has been fairly outspoken about the use of steroids (etc.) and Craig had an interesting question for the Goose: What would the Hall of Fame do if a curre...

    Blog | January 15, 2010
  4. Which hat will the Hawk wear?

    Rob Neyer

    As if his election wasn't controversial enough, now this: The Hall of Fame has not decided which team's logo will go on Andre Dawson's bronze plaque. Hall president Jeff Idelson says that while the museum has final say, the Hall makes its dec...

    Blog | January 07, 2010
  5. Rob Neyer: Who should the Baseball Hall of Fame's Veterans Commit...

    Rob Neyer

    Rob Neyer lists Billy Martin, Doug Harvey and Bob Howsam among seven who deserve election by the Hall of Fame's Veterans Committee.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2009
  6. Santo remains short of Cooperstown

    Rob Neyer

    The Veterans Committee system is terrible for some players, but it's wonderful for the Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2005
  7. Case closed for Sutter

    Rob Neyer

    Bruce Sutter may be an early pioneer for modern closers, but he's no Hall of Famer.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2005
  8. Cautionary pitching tales

    Rob Neyer

    Mark Prior has been dominant for two seasons in the majors. But he's far from a lock for the Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2004
  9. Prior's been great ... so far

    Rob Neyer

    Mark Prior has been dominant for two seasons in the majors. But he's far from a lock for the Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2004
  10. December Archives

    Rob Neyer

    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29 Near the end of Wednesday's column, I happened to mention that if I were lucky enough to be entrusted with a Hall of Fame ballot, my four choices this year would be Dave Winfield, Gary Carter, Bert Blyleven and Rich Gossage. Th...

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2000