Some careers end under mysterious circumstances.
This Beetle wasn’t one of the Fab Four, but he was pretty good.
A new book is making news, but is the charge legitimate?
Long before there was Theo, there was Mike, the original Superjew.
This retirement was handled a bit differently than today’s farewells.
This little left-hander carved out a neat place in the game.
If you want to learn about baseball in the South during the 1960s, then read this groundbreaking book.
These two players are linked in more ways than you might think.
Let’s remember a good team that set the stage for something greater.
It’s time to take a look at an unheralded hero.
Two very different ballplayers deserve to be celebrated.
In an era when shortstops didn’t hit much, Little Leo was one of the exceptions
He has a strange name, but his story is worth hearing.
A little bit of the 1970s died when George Scott passed away on Sunday at the age of 69. Scott, who had struggled with diabetes in recent years, was one of my favorite players. Some of that is attributable to the distinctive look that he cut during his years with the Red Sox. With his […]
The Hall of Fame just can’t escape the rain. Just two months after heavy rains wiped out the Hall of Fame Classic legends game, the weather put a clamp on the attendance for this year’s induction ceremony. Light rain showers, which began just moments before the scheduled 1:30 pm start time at the Clark Sports […]
If you’re asked to name the greatest right-handed pitcher in the history of the New York Mets, the answer comes to mind easily and immediately: Tom Seaver. If you’re asked to name the top left-hander, you might have to take a second longer, but you’re almost certain to come up with the answer of Jerry […]
For the second straight day, picture perfect weather and decent crowds highlighted the proceedings in Cooperstown for Hall of Fame Weekend. On the surface, all looked well. With temperatures again in the 70s, low humidity, and enough of a breeze to make it feel almost like early fall, all should be right in Cooperstown. But […]
Perfect weather provided an ideal backdrop to the first day of Hall of Fame Weekend. Temperatures in the mid-70s and low humidity greeted the first batch of Hall of Famers who registered throughout the day at the Otesaga Hotel. Among the first to arrive were Ozzie Smith, Juan Marichal and Gaylord Perry, all of whom […]
There was no need for this legend to grab some bench.
I’ve been in Cooperstown since 1995 and have seen a variety of turnouts for Hall of Fame Weekend, including a throng of 50,000 for Mike Schmidt and Richie Ashburn and the record turnout of 80,000 for the 2007 induction of Cal Ripken, Jr. and Tony Gwynn. In stark contrast, this year’s turnout will undoubtedly be […]