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  1. Hall's rule changes alter, accelerate chances

    Jerry Crasnick

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- The Hall of Fame voting process can wear on the emotions of a candidate who lingers on the ballot for a number of years. But it's unseemly for that candidate to state his case too vigorously, lest he appear arrogant, or complain ...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  2. Craig Biggio, Blank Ballots, and the Deeply Flawed Hall of Fame V...

    Jonah Keri

    Three players will be inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame this summer, as voters elected Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas on Wednesday. But the first three-man class in 15 years was partly overshadowed by Craig Biggio's nearest of misses, wh...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
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  4. 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
  5. Ten from '70s, '80s for the Hall of Fame

    David Schoenfield

    A follow-up to yesterday's post titled "One thing Hall of Fame voters get wrong." The premise of that piece was that voters haven't properly adjusted for the increasing number of teams since expansion first began in 1961 -- from 16 teams to the 30 we...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  6. First look: My Hall of Fame ballot

    Adam Rubin

    The Hall of Fame will announce the 2014 class of inductees on Jan. 8. Eligible voters who have been members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America for 10 years may select from zero to 10 candidates. Those candidates appearing on 75 per...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  7. Tim Raines enters Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

    Tim Raines and George Bell were inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday along with Rob Ducey, Tom Cheek and Nat Bailey.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2013
  8. We're in a golden age for leadoff hitters

    David Schoenfield

    "I don't think I ever got proper credit about being smart about the game." -- Rickey Henderson When was the golden age for leadoff hitters? Well, 1965 was pretty good. Joe Morgan was a rookie that year and hit his way into the leadoff spot, where...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  9. Tim Hudson building Hall of Fame case

    David Schoenfield

    In Tim Hudson's major league debut, Tony Phillips was his second baseman, Olmedo Saenz played third base and Tim Raines played left field. Hudson doesn't seem like he's that old, but that was back in 1999 in a game at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, w...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  10. Billy Hamilton and other really fast guys

    David Schoenfield

    There's the old story about Cool Papa Bell being so fast that he once bunted the ball and was tagged out at third base. You get the idea that Cincinnati Reds prospect Billy Hamilton is even faster than that. After he set the all-time minor league ...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  11. The Off Base State of the Game address on MLB

    Jim Caple

    The president spoke to the nation Tuesday night. Now it's Off Base's turn. And you know what? Compared to the state of the union, Major League Baseball looks marvelous.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2013
  12. Tim Raines, George Bell lead Canadian Hall class of 2013

    Still waiting for Cooperstown, Tim Raines can say he's a Hall of Famer.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2013
  13. Baseball's Hall of Fame faces shady future

    Jim Caple

    Owners in pinstriped suits. Umpires. General managers. But players? Not so much. Welcome to the Baseball Hall of Fame's future.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2013
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Mark Saxon's MLB HOF voting process

    Mark Saxon

    I reached the 10-year mark as a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America in 2010, earning -- or at least qualifying for -- a Hall of Fame vote. The minute I got my first ballot, jammed into that big, yellow envelope with the antique scr...

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2013
  17. Hall of Fame links: Nobody may get in

    David Schoenfield

    Some stuff out there on the Internet, Hall of Fame related ... 1. Joe Posnanski with a fun post on the Topps numbering system -- if you collected cards, you remember the best players would get card No. 100 or 300 or whatever, stars would get No...

    Blog | January 07, 2013