Category: Baseball Hall of Fame

Bud Selig Discusses Expanded Drug Testing and Believes it’s Ridiculous to Say Hall of Fame Shutout was Bad for Baseball

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Major League Baseball made some major headlines last week. For the first time since 1996, no players were voted into the Hall of Fame. Then on Thursday, MLB announced that they had reached a deal to expand the league’s drug-testing program. This will include random blood testing for human growth ...

Pete Rose: Perception Clouded the Minds of Hall of Fame Voters

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Among the many conversations revolving around the fact that the Baseball Hall of Fame wound up with no inductees after this week's vote is the why catcher Mike Piazza was left out. To many, he was lumped in with Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and others linked to performance-enhancing drugs, even ...

Bobby Valentine Blasts Hall of Fame Voters, Says Fans Should Be a Part of the Voting

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Plenty of people have questioned the Hall of Fame and its voting process over the years and especially the last couple days as no player was voted in on Wednesday. But this might be the strongest opinion on the entire thing that I've heard yet as former MLB manager Bobby ...

Curt Schilling on Hall Of Fame Shutout: “The Players that Didn’t Cheat got Dragged Down with the Players that Did”

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Curt Schilling didn't make it into the Hall of Fame on this ballot of voting, but the three-time World Series champion isn’t too upset about the whole situation. After receiving just 38.8 percent of the votes, the former Red Sox pitcher admitted that he was honored to even be in ...

Baseball Hall of Fame President: No Inductees Hurts, But Speaks to Difficulty of Getting In

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

For the second time in four decades, no candidates were elected into baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday. For many talking heads, it seemed to magnify yearly arguments about the voting process. In Cooperstown, the Hall takes a hit in terms of not having an elected inductee at Hall of ...

Bert Blyleven Finally Makes the Hall of Fame

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

The arguments were the same for years. Bert Blyleven never won a Cy Young Award. He won 20 games just once. He made just two appearance in the All-Star Game. And Blyleven, most notable for his run with the Minnesota Twins, received just 17.5 percent of the votes in ballots cast ...

Pete Rose: “Don’t Be Like Me”

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

He's not a great guy and he will never enter the Hall of Fame as long as Bud Selig is commissioner, but Pete Rose actually did something noteworthy last weekend. A funny thing happened on the way to celebrating the 25th anniversary of Rose's record setting all-time hit (4192 to ...

Did the Spitting Incident Cost Roberto Alomar the Hall of Fame?

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

There are nineteen second baseman enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame and Roberto Alomar is not one of them, yet. Alomar was snubbed of being elected to the Hall of Fame in 2010 with the only entrant being Andre Dawson. Some argue that Alomar is the best second baseman ...

Jim Rice Finally Makes Baseball Hall of Fame

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Jim Rice joined The Dan Patrick Show on Tuesday to talk about finally getting elected to the Pro Baseball Hall of Fame. The long time Boston Red Sox OF was on the fence in a number of key statistical categories but finally had his name called this year after waiting ...