Tag "Baseball Hall of Fame"

Hall of Fame Case: Giancarlo Stanton

Giancarlo Stanton won’t be coming onto the ballot for another 15 years or so, depending on when he hangs up the cleats. But now is as good a time as ever to look at where the 6’6, 245-pound outfielder and designated hitter currently stacks up for the Hall of Fame.

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Hall of Fame Case: Prince Fielder

Prince Fielder provided the baseball world with monster home runs, a great personality, and perhaps one of the saddest retirement press conferences in recent history. The player between the lines was more than just home runs, however.

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Hall of Fame Case: Gary Sheffield

Gary Sheffield was one of the most feared sluggers over his 22-year career with eight ball clubs. The right-handed hitter is now in his eighth year on the Hall of Fame ballot after receiving a boost last year. Sheffield got

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Hall of Fame Case: Mark Teixeira

Mark Teixeira has one of the least talked about careers of anyone on the 2022 Hall of Fame ballot. However, that doesn’t make him any less intriguing of a case for induction.

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Hall of Fame Case: Joe Nathan

Joe Nathan is one of baseball’s more underrated relievers of the century, despite being a dominant reliever most of his career. This is year one for him on the Hall of Fame ballot. Through a little over 135 ballots known, he still needs 16 more votes to stay on for a second season.

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Hall of Fame Case: Tim Lincecum

It was a tale of two careers for longtime Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum. The first half saw Cy Young Awards and All-Star Games; the second saw injuries and a loss of velocity.

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Hall of Fame Case: Andruw Jones

Andruw Jones is on the MLB Hall of Fame ballot for the fifth time after nabbing his most votes last year with 33.9 percent. Will the outfielder continue to get a boost with each year of eligibility? Will he wind up eventually being inducted into Cooperstown?

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Hall of Fame Case: Curt Schilling

Curt Schilling is on the Hall of Fame ballot for the 10th and final time this year after falling just short last year with 71.1 percent of the vote. It’s time to take a deeper look at his numbers as a player (which is what the voters should do) to see if he has a legitimate case.

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Hall of Fame Case: Manny Ramirez

Manny Ramirez is on the ballot for the sixth time this year. He stayed stagnant on the ballot last year, earning 28.2 percent of the vote, the same percentage he earned on the 2020 ballot. Will he get enough support even through his controversies to get in?

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130 | No 2021 Hall of Fame Inductees: Why the Voters Got It Wrong and More Reaction

Johnnie Black (@jball0202) joins the show as we discuss the Baseball Writer’s Association of America not inducting a single player for the Hall of Fame this year.

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