Tag "MLB Hall of Fame"

Mariano Rivera Shouldn’t be the First Unanimous Baseball Hall of Famer

One of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s last strongholds has finally been broken down. Mariano Rivera is a Hall of Famer, receiving 100 percent of the vote, becoming the first player to accomplish the feat. Most players elected to

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Meet the Hall of Fame Class of 2019

With less than a month before pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training for the 2019 season, all 425 members of the Baseball Writer’s Association of America have voted to determine who will be enshrined in baseball lore forever. This

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HOF Case – Sammy Sosa

Sammy Sosa wasn’t just an all-time great right-handed slugger, he was an icon. People who didn’t watch the game or know anything about baseball knew who Sosa was. From his traditional pregame sprint out to right field, to his home run hop, and post home run dugout signals to his mother, he became a household name. But time is running out for Sosa and his chances to enter Baseball’s Hall of Fame. This marks his 7th time on the ballot and if he doesn’t see a huge increase in votes soon, he will most likely not be a Hall of Famer. 

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HOF Case – Lance Berkman

The Major League Baseball Hall of Fame ballot is currently stacked with many deserving candidates. While the voters are limited to ten, there will be players falling off the ballot, unfortunately. Lance Berkman may be one of them after only a year.

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HOF Case – Scott Rolen

Let me say this right off the top. Scott Rolen deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. What is even more of an affront is that he only received 10.2% of the vote last year. Sometimes I don’t understand what the voters are looking at, but I will attempt to help them out.

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HOF Case – Roy Halladay

As Major League Baseball Hall of Fame voting is underway, Roy Halladay finds his name listed as eligible for the first time. Halladay will be voted on posthumously after tragically losing his life a little over a year ago in a single-engine airplane crash. How does Halladay stack up to the rest of the list?

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HOF Case – Fred McGriff

By the mid-1990s, Fred McGriff seemed destined for enshrinement in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. When “the Crime Dog’s” contract was purchased by the upstart Tampa Bay Devil Rays in November of 1997, more than four months before the franchise played its first Major League game, the tall first baseman with the helicopter follow-through boasted one of the most prolific resumes in baseball.

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HOF Case – Roger Clemens

Heading into his sixth year of eligibility, Roger Clemens seems destined to get the call. Sitting at a respectable 57.3% of the vote, Clemens is among a prestigious group of ballplayers who look to cement their legacy on baseball’s grandest stage. The question remains: Is this the year Roger Clemens wears the gold jacket?

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Cooperstown Bound for Pedroia?

Is he a Hall of Famer? Is a question that has been asked lately in Boston pertaining to second baseman Dustin Pedroia. As of now, he’s on the right path. However, it’s not a sure bet Pedroia will be enshrined

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