Did Harold Baines come within a whisker of the Hall of Fame? Joe Mauer, Buster Posey, and the Hall of Fame Why did Pudge Rodriguez waltz right into the Baseball Hall of Fame? What the Hall of Fame elections will look like through 2022 Selig and Schuerholz elected to Baseball Hall of Fame by veterans committee

Did Harold Baines come within a whisker of the Hall of Fame?

Harold Baines was on the Hall of Fame ballot for five years, never receiving as many as 50 votes. When he dipped below five percent in 2011, he fell off the ballot. Seems like the baseball writers never felt he ...

Joe Mauer, Buster Posey, and the Hall of Fame

Joe Mauer hasn’t squatted behind the plate since 2013. But he’ll still be a Hall of Fame catcher someday. Won’t he? The popular Twin, a humble hometown kid, won three batting titles in his first six seasons. He won the Most ...

Why did Pudge Rodriguez waltz right into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Earlier this month, Ivan Rodriguez was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. It’s not surprising that Rodriguez will get a plaque, but it is quite shocking that the catcher was elected in his first year of eligibility. Catchers have ...

What the Hall of Fame elections will look like through 2022

Today we learned that a trio of former big leaguers will get their plaques in Cooperstown during the last weekend in July. They are Jeff Bagwell, Ivan Rodriguez, and Tim Raines. All three are worthy in my view. That makes ...

Selig and Schuerholz elected to Baseball Hall of Fame by veterans committee

After pondering a strange ballot that included five players (some of them unlikely), three executives, and two managers, the Baseball Hall of Fame’s veterans committee has elected Bud Selig and John Schuerholz. Selig and Shuerholz will be inducted next July 30th ...