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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Time to elect some starting pitchers to Hall

    David Schoenfield

    Curt Schilling appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time a year ago with overwhelmingly strong credentials for election: The 216-game winner ranks 26th all-time in wins above replacement for pitchers (17th-highest total since the live ba...

    Blog | January 04, 2014
  5. Hall of Fame pitchers and peak value

    David Schoenfield

    I wasn't around when Roy Halladay announced his retirement at the winter meetings on Dec. 9, so this piece is a little late to the game, but it's also about a few of the pitchers on this year's Hall of Fame ballot -- Curt Schilling and Mike Mussina a...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  6. Mussina should be slam-dunk Hall of Famer

    David Schoenfield

    Here's my plea to Hall of Fame voters: Don't forget about Mike Mussina. This year's ballot entrusts the 500-something voters with the monumental task of examining at least 21 legitimate Hall of Fame candidates, from Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens t...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  7. Big Hurt should be first-ballot Hall of Famer

    David Schoenfield

    "These guys did put up some incredible numbers, but they're fake." --Frank Thomas Thomas joins the Hall of Fame ballot next year -- along with Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Mike Mussina, among others -- and he believes he should go in on the firs...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  8. Hall of 100: These guys got snubbed!

    David Schoenfield

    The ESPN Hall of 100 will be unveiled all week on ESPN.com, starting with Tuesday's list of Nos. 100 through 76, plus the top 25 honorable mentions. Here are five guys who didn't crack the top 125 -- but should have. Carl Hubbell, No. 126 When I ...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  9. 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
  10. 50 greatest Yankees of all time: 50-31

    David Schoenfield

    Last week, ESPNNewYork.com ran its list of the 50 greatest Yankees of all time. It was a fun project and I was lucky enough to be one of the voters on the panel. I was actually crazy enough to write nearly 4,000 words on the topic. I didn't post l...

    Blog | April 06, 2011