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Buck, Gil, Minnie among 6 elected to Hall

Black baseball pioneer Fowler, Twins icons Kaat, Oliva also in Class of 2022
December 5, 2021

The lasting impact of six former players was finally, formally recognized on Sunday with their small-committee selections to the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022. Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Minnie Miñoso and Tony Oliva were elected by the Golden Days Era Committee, and Bud Fowler and Buck O’Neil

At long last, O'Neil to enter hallowed Hall

December 5, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- The anxiousness that many felt leading up to the National Baseball Hall of Fame announcement on Sunday evening gave way to widespread euphoria when Buck O’Neil’s name was called as one heading to Cooperstown. One of the game’s great ambassadors and storytellers, O’Neil was inducted into the

Hodges takes his place in Cooperstown

December 5, 2021

NEW YORK -- Statistically speaking, no one has had a more thorough wait than Gil Hodges to enter the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Before Sunday, Hodges appeared on various Hall of Fame ballots 34 times, receiving more than 3,000 votes from Baseball Writers’ Association of America members, living Hall

'A real hero,' Miñoso elected to HOF '22 class

Former White Sox pitcher Kaat also voted in by Golden Days Era Committee
December 5, 2021

CHICAGO -- Minnie Miñoso is a Hall of Famer. That news became official Sunday evening when Miñoso received 14 votes from the 16-member Golden Days Era Committee, joining Jim Kaat (12 votes), Gil Hodges (12) and Tony Oliva (12) as fellow electees. Oliva is a native of Pinar del Rio

'Greatest ambassador' Oliva gets Hall call

December 5, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- Tony Oliva had been waiting for the phone call from the National Baseball Hall of Fame for 45 years. Many of the loving friends and family who packed the Twins legend's home in the Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington on Sunday in advance of another announcement from the Golden

Kaat elected to Hall of Fame: 'A gift to me'

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Jim Kaat will be the first to tell you that he was never a consistently ace-caliber pitcher, the likes of which are usually inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He said as much on Sunday, many times over, and it seemed he'd come to terms with

FAQ on the CBA negotiations 

December 2, 2021

Q: Why did MLB lock out the players? A: Simply put, we believe that an offseason lockout is the best mechanism to protect the 2022 Championship Season. We hope that the lockout will jump-start the negotiations and get us to an agreement that will allow the season to start on

Dick Allen again falls 1 vote shy of HOF

Former infielder not among 4 players elected by Golden Days Era Committee
December 5, 2021

PHILADELPHIA -- Dick Allen had a Hall of Fame career, even if he is not in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Still, he should probably be there. On Sunday night, MLB Network announced that the 16-member Golden Days Era Committee failed to elect Allen posthumously into the

Bud Fowler takes his place in Cooperstown

December 5, 2021

He grew up in Cooperstown. And on Sunday night, some 161 years after he originally moved there with his family as a 2-year-old, the man considered the greatest pioneer in Black baseball history returned to that village in upstate New York, if only in spirit. This time, he’ll stay there

Commissioner reiterates desire to make deal

December 2, 2021

On the first day of Major League Baseball’s lockout, Commissioner Rob Manfred reiterated his belief that there is a deal to be made with the MLB Players Association. Manfred addressed the media on Thursday morning to discuss the league’s decision to implement a lockout following three days of negotiations between

Koo vs. Unit was unlikeliest sequence ever

December 5, 2021

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A letter to baseball fans

December 2, 2021


Maris, Reynolds not among 6 HOF selections

December 5, 2021

Roger Maris and Allie Reynolds, a pair of history-making contributors to separate Yankees championship squads, landed on the outside looking in as the Eras Committee welcomed six new members to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Minnie Miñoso and Tony Oliva were elected by

The greatest father-son duos in MLB history

December 5, 2021

You don't have to be the child of a Major Leaguer to become one yourself, but hey, it certainly doesn't hurt. Whether these sons grew up in big league clubhouses, benefited from their fathers' expert coaching, or simply inherited some good genes, it's hardly rare to see familiar names from

Ichiro surprises retiring Dice-K at ceremony

December 4, 2021

Former Major League pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka closed the book on his 23-year professional baseball career Saturday night at the MetLife Dome in Saitama, Japan, during a retirement ceremony that featured a surprise appearance from Ichiro Suzuki. The Lions announced in July that Matsuzaka planned to retire at the end of

Baseball enters 1st work stoppage in 26 yrs.

December 2, 2021

Major League Baseball commenced a lockout of its players early Thursday morning after a pair of Wednesday meetings left the league and the MLB Players Association at a bargaining impasse. The Collective Bargaining Agreement expired at 11:59 p.m. ET Wednesday, sending the sport into its first work stoppage since 1994-95,

Every player making HOF ballot debut in '22

December 1, 2021

Each year, when the Baseball Writers’ Association of America reveals its Hall of Fame ballot, it’s always interesting to see which new names appear for the first time -- there’s usually a mix of all-time greats, All-Stars and names you’d place under the category of, “Let’s remember some guys.” This

Wills not elected to Hall by Era Committee

December 5, 2021

The Dodgers gained another Hall of Famer on Sunday night, when the results of the Hall of Fame’s two Era Committee elections were announced on MLB Network. Gil Hodges will be enshrined in Cooperstown next July as part of the Class of 2022. But Maury Wills, a teammate of Hodges

A note about our website content

December 2, 2021

You may notice that the content on this site looks a little different than usual. The reason for this is because the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the players and the league expired just before midnight on Dec. 1 and a new CBA is currently being negotiated between the owners and

Pirates legend Murtaugh not elected to HOF

December 5, 2021

PITTSBURGH -- Longtime Pirates manager Danny Murtaugh was not elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame through a committee vote, whose results were announced on Sunday. The announcement was made following balloting from 16 members of the Hall's Golden Days Era Committee. The Golden Days Era ballot featured candidates

Virginia Tech, Maryland set for Pinstripe Bowl

December 5, 2021

The New Era Pinstripe Bowl will return to Yankee Stadium on Dec. 29, with Virginia Tech University and the University of Maryland scheduled to face off. For both schools, it will mark their first time playing at either the current or original Yankee Stadiums. Established in 2010, the New Era

Each team's longest hitting streak

December 3, 2021

Joe DiMaggio made baseball history and added to his legend when he put together a record 56-game hitting streak for the Yankees in 1941. It remains one of the most famous numbers in sports, and nobody has seriously challenged the Yankee Clipper’s mark since then. Still, each of the 30

Boyer misses out on Hall of Fame election

December 5, 2021

Entrance to the National Baseball Hall of Fame may come the way for the late Ken Boyer one day, but 2022 will not be that year. Boyer was not selected to Cooperstown after being up for discussion by the Golden Days Era Committee, one of 10 players under consideration by

Mets' managerial candidates include ...

December 5, 2021 is keeping track of all the latest news and rumors surrounding potential manager and general manager changes around the Majors. Here is a running list of the current job openings: Manager: Mets, A's