Your newest Hall of Famers, as elected by the Veterans’ Committee.
Bobby Cox (Braves and Blue Jays)
4th in career wins (2504), 15 playoff appearances, 1 World Series, 5 NL Pennants
Tony LaRussa (White Sox, A’s Cardinals)
3rd in career wins (2728), 14 playoff appearances, 3 World Series, 6 pennants (3 AL, 3 NL)
Joe Torre (Mets, Braves, Cardinals, Yankees, Dodgers)
5th in career wins (2326), 16 playoff appearances, 4 World Series, 6 AL pennants
And the Hall of Fame has a six-month waiting period of induction for managers over the age of 65 if you thought this happened rather quickly.
Btw the top two managers in career victories are Connie Mack (A’s) with 3731 and John McGraw (Orioles and Giants) 2763.
Today, the Baseball Writer’s Association of America has released the official 2014 Hall of Fame Ballot, and because the organization did not induct a single
The Big Hurt
and for mere entertainment purposes…
This was one of the credentials from George Brett’s Kansas City Hall of Fame celebration back in 1999 — you know, back when baseball players were actually elected into the Hall of Fame. One quick Breft fact: For his career, he hit better than .300 every month except April. He hit just .264 in April. California kid never did get used to the cold weather.
Was at this induction. Also inducted? Robin Yount and Nolan Ryan. Two 3000 hitters and one of the ten best pitchers of all time. Pretty good weekend.
Late in his announcing career Rizzuto would write “ww” in his scorecard on certain plays. It stood for “wasn’t watching.”
Roger Maris’ scouting report while a minor leaguer in 1955.
"I believe this boy has the ability to go all the way. Has been the clean up hitter but I think he would do a better job in the third position where a little of the pressure is off."
In 1961, when he hit 61 home runs, Maris batted 3rd in front of Mickey Mantle. Maris had 0 intentional walks that season.
During the games today head over to Diamond Mines, an archive of scouting reports from the National Baseball Hall of Fame. It’s amazing.
At the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, Stan Musial would play “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” on harmonica after being introduced. Yes, it was as awesome as you would think.
Sammy Sosa. Yes, I’m the real Sammy Sosa, and this is my Pinterest.
Summer Anne Burton shines again. Please check out her site.