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 […]
He could block home plate better than anyone. Now he’s trying to put the block on cancer.
Simply put, it is one of the weirdest looking cards of all time.
From Dodger Stadium to the The Brady Bunch.
“Now batting for Pedro Borbon…”
Amos was famous for one-handed catches and for being part of a one-sided trade.
He wasn’t Horace the Horrible.
1973 Topps might have marked his swansong from the big leagues, but it also provides invaluable insight on one of the game’s most colorful characters.
He went from Fenway to The Fund, with a bump in between.
Can events from 1947 be accurately re-created?
If you like stories of loud crickets, tight flannels, and large Afros, you will love Jose Cardenal.
He was the game’s ultimate travelling man and lived a baseball life like no one else.
There’s a reason why so many Maryland parents have named their sons for this man.
He’s written a fine new book that explores baseball and America 40 years ago.