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  1. Winners and losers on Hall election day

    David Schoenfield

    For all the debates and arguments and anger spilled over the past few weeks over the Hall of Fame election and its process, this is a great day to celebrate the sport. For the first time since 1955, the Baseball Writers' Association of America has el...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  2. Top stats on Hall of Fame selections

    ESPN Stats & Information

    Rich Pilling/Getty ImagesRandy Johnson ranks second all time in strikeouts.Three pitchers in their first year of eligibility were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday, and they were joined by a player who missed induction last year by two ...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  3. Ranking this year's Hall of Fame candidates

    David Schoenfield

    I don't have a Hall of Fame vote since I've been a BBWAA member for only one year. Will there even be a Hall of Fame in nine years when I'll be eligible to vote? Anyway, if I did have a vote, I've come around to using "wins above average" as a goo...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  4. Make-or-break HOF election for Jeff Bagwell

    David Schoenfield

    On Tuesday, I suspect we'll hear that Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Craig Biggio and John Smoltz have been elected to the Hall of Fame. Aside from those four, however, this election may prove most critical for Jeff Bagwell. I've written about Bag...

    Blog | January 03, 2015
  5. The broken Hall of Fame voting system

    David Schoenfield

    Over the weekend, I saw "The Imitation Game," the story of British mathematician Alan Turing. Turing helped crack the German Enigma code machine during World War II, allowing the Allies to decipher German secret messages and help bring an earlier end...

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  6. First look: My Hall of Fame ballot

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK -- The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will announce its 2015 class of inductees on Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. Eligible voters who have been members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America for 10 years may select as many as 10 can...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  7. Key issues on this year's Hall of Fame ballot

    David Schoenfield

    Hall of Fame season is kind of like Christmas season: It brings gifts and memories but also a lot of acrimony and stress, and it lasts way too long. Hall of Fame ballots were mailed out Monday to eligible members of the Baseball Writers' Association ...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  8. Daniel Murphy and nonfast base stealers

    David Schoenfield

    New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy isn't what I'd call fast. I mean, he's not a catcher or a plodding first baseman, but he won't ever be mistaken for a burner. He has maybe average-ish speed. He was never much of a base stealer. He topped ou...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  9. 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
  10. MLB - Craig Biggio Mike Piazza Jeff Bagwell in Hall of Fame limbo...

    Jerry Crasnick

    The numbers all but shout that Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza and Jeff Bagwell ought to be in the Hall of Fame. But the whispers tell a different story.

    Story | Conversation | January 01, 2014
  11. The BestCoolest Players I've Ever Seen: Hitters

    Jonah Keri

    After writing about pitchers yesterday, a refresher on the rules: * "Best" remains the most important criterion here. We'll lean on objective metrics as we always do. But there'll be some subjectivity too. I'm not above giving bonus points fo...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  12. Astros belt 3 home runs to blister Mariners

    Chris Carter, Ronny Cedeno and Brandon Laird homered, Lucas Harrell pitched seven innings, and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 10-3 on Wednesday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | April 24, 2013
  13. Hall of Fame Ballot Breakdown

    Jonah Keri

    We got The Great Hall of Fame Shutout of 2013, a no-vote by the Baseball Writers Association of America that ensured induction weekend will be free of living beings for the first time in 50-plus years. Players accused (Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa) or k...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  14. NASCAR - Baseball Hall of Fame voting system needs tuneup, NASCAR...

    Terry Blount

    The NASCAR voters are newbies in the process of picking inductees for its Hall of Fame, but the baseball writers could learn a thing or two from them these days about selecting new members. No one was deemed worthy of selection into the Baseball Hal...

    Blog | Conversation | January 10, 2013
  15. Hall of Fame voting hits a new low

    David Schoenfield

    Is this a sad day for baseball? Maybe not. There will be another election next year and one the year after that. I presume onward into the future players will get elected. But this year? The Baseball Writers' Association of America struck out. Nob...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  16. No players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame by writers

    For the first time since 1996, no players were elected to the Hall of Fame by baseball writers.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2013