Comparing Derek Jeter and Lou Gehrig in all the wrong ways.

Source: The excellent site www.HallofVeryGood.com

2014 - Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine, Tony LaRussa, Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas, Joe Torre
1971 - Dave Bancroft*, Chick Hafey, Harry Hooper, Rube Marquard, Satchel Paige, George Weiss* [Jacob Beckley and Joe Kelley inducted posthumously.]
1955 - Frank “Home Run” Baker, Joe DiMaggio, Gabby Harnett, Ted Lyons, Ray Schalk, Dazzy Vance
1953 - Chief Bender, Tom Connolly, Dizzy Dean, Bill Klem, Al Simmons, Bobby Wallace [Ed Barrow and Harry Wright inducted posthumously.]
* Too ill to attend ceremony
Source: baseballhall.org

2014 - Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine, Tony LaRussa, Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas, Joe Torre

1971 - Dave Bancroft*, Chick Hafey, Harry Hooper, Rube Marquard, Satchel Paige, George Weiss* [Jacob Beckley and Joe Kelley inducted posthumously.]

1955 - Frank “Home Run” Baker, Joe DiMaggio, Gabby Harnett, Ted Lyons, Ray Schalk, Dazzy Vance

1953 - Chief Bender, Tom Connolly, Dizzy Dean, Bill Klem, Al Simmons, Bobby Wallace [Ed Barrow and Harry Wright inducted posthumously.]

* Too ill to attend ceremony

Source: baseballhall.org

Craig Biggio needed 75% of the vote to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

He received 74.8%

Two votes, just two votes.

EDIT: J.T. Snow got two votes. Apparently for saving Dusty Baker’s kid in 2002.

National Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2014

Greg Maddux - appeared on 571 ballots, earning 97.1% of the vote

Tom Glavine - 525, 91.9%

Frank Thomas - 478, 83.7%

Maddux and Glavine are only the second teammates to be elected for induction the same year. The first were Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford of the New York Yankees who were elected in 1974.

Images:

Glavine courtesy of zimbio.com

Thomas copyright UPI

Maddux courtesy of businessinsider.com

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.

Including…

Bonds

Clemens

Maddux

Schilling

Bagwell

The Big Hurt

Raines

Biggio

Glavine

and for mere entertainment purposes…

Eric Gagne

Armando Benitez

Richie Sexson

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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.

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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.”

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.

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.

Sammy Sosa. Yes, I’m the real Sammy Sosa, and this is my Pinterest.

Summer Anne Burton shines again. Please check out her site.

Summer Anne Burton shines again. Please check out her site.