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Selig’s Final Act Should Be Reinstating Pete Rose

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

David Brown of Yahoo’s Big League Stew caught up with Pete Rose earlier this week. Rose gave Brown a lengthy and honest interview that is a must-read for any baseball fan. Today, instead of managing in the big leagues, Rose spends his days signing autographs and attending dinners with baseball fans through his web business at PeteRose.com. When [...]

Deeper Look at Allie Reynolds HOF Candidacy

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

The 16-member Golden Era Veterans Committee will announce on December 5th their selection(s) into the Hall of Fame. Locally, Gil Hodges has received the most press since he’s had the support of a grassroots campaign for many years. The other name of local interest is Yankees RHP Allie Reynolds, who was a topic of conversation at Tulsa World. [...]

Vote on the Golden Era HOF Ballot

Monday, November 7th, 2011

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR VOTE FOR THE GOLDEN ERA CANDIDATES Last week, the Hall of Fame announced the 16-member Golden Era Committee will select from the following candidates: Buzzie Bavasi, Ken Boyer, Charlie Finley, Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Minnie Minoso, Tony Oliva,Allie Reynolds, Ron Santo and Luis Tiant, It’s an interesting collection that has some very intriguing borderline candidates. I have created a poll for the [...]

Do You Think You Can Pitch to Ted Williams?

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Since August, I have been sharing pictures from my trip to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Today, I figured I would post a display of Ted Williams‘ strike zone that is on display. Do you think you can pitch to him?

Pete Rose on Shea Stadium

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

I have been meaning to share a bunch of pictures I took from my August visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Recently, I posted original scouting reports on Sandy Koufax, Tom Seaver, and Johan Santana. There were some great quotes posted throughout the museum. One of my favorites was by Pete Rose [...]

Original Scouting Reports on Santana, Seaver, and Koufax

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

During my visit to the Hall of Fame I came across quite a few interesting pieces. Throughout the next week I will share some of my favorites, but you will also be able to access photos of the trip on Shutterfly. To start off, I took pictures of original scouting reports for Johan Santana, Tom [...]

Beware Verlander, The Future Starting Rotation, Munson and Teixeira HOF Credentials

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

The dog days of August start to build separation in the standings. In the AL Central, both Detroit and Cleveland made deadline deals. Cleveland made the big splash landing Ubaldo Jimenez, who will start Friday versus Texas. It may not be soon enough as the combination of newly acquired Doug Fister, and Jacoby Ellsbury‘s walk off home run [...]

Mets As Sellers, Tex vs. Giambi, Matsui and New HOF, BBWAA Dilemma

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Carlos Beltran likely played his final home game as a member of the Mets yesterday. Today is just another day where we read rumors and wait for the eventual announcement that Beltran has been dealt. I know that the blogosphere and Twitter will “light up” with a polarizing reaction. This won’t be like the K-Rod [...]

Delgado’s Playing Era and Politics Will Keep Him Out of Hall

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Make that two superstars from the nineties walking away from the game. Less than a week after Manny Ramirez took his bat and went home, Carlos Delgado announced the inevitable retirement from a debilitating hip injury. Scouts were concerned about Delgado’s health as far back as 2008 when he came off a subpar 2007 season. [...]

Manny Ramirez: Greatest Player to Never Make the Hall

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Manny Ramirez left the game of baseball this weekend in the same manner that he played his entire career: controversial. Whether it was his dreadlocks, inability to embrace defense, goofy antics, or moody exits from organizations Ramirez had a way of making himself a necessary distraction because of his bat. Surely failing a second test [...]

Gary Sheffield, New York, and the Hall of Fame

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Another star of the nineties/turn of the century retired this week when Gary Sheffield announced he is officially calling it quits. “Sheff” played for both New York teams and certainly made a mark, positive and negative, wherever he went. Before he signed with the Yankees in 2003, Sheffield was pursued by the Mets various times [...]

Is Pettitte the Next Jack Morris?

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

Just 48 hour after Andy Pettitte announced his retirement, the internet has been ablaze debating his Hall of Fame candidacy that is five years away. The dialogue is predictably taking a stats vs. eye test position. The pro Pettitte supporters point out his wins and postseason success. The detractors point to his ERA, advanced metrics, [...]

Vote: Pettitte and the Hall of Fame

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Andy Pettitte and the Hall of Fame is not a new topic to this site. The first dialog about this happened in September of 2009, a night after Pettitte nearly threw a perfect game against the Baltimore Orioles. Adam the Bull and SI’s Jon Heyman were hosting a show on WFAN, and debating the topic. [...]

Does Kirby Puckett Open up the HOF for Bernie Williams?

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

NYBD reader “Russ” posted a comment the other day comparing Bernie Williams to other Hall of Fame centerfielders, like Kirby Puckett. It inspired me to take a deeper look at the former Yankee, who will be eligible for induction next year. If you sort using Baseball Reference “Wins Above Replacement,” these are the top 18 [...]

Early Look at the 2012 HOF Candidates

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

To wrap up this 24 hours of Hall of Fame, I decided to take an early look at the 2012 ballot, and perhaps project who I would support, and maybe lay out some questions that could be answered over the next twelve months. It appears that Barry Larkin might have the best shot for induction [...]