Peter King Defends Hall Of Fame’s Right To Honor Alleged Serial Rapist

The NFL season is over, which means it's probably a good time for big-time NFL writers to go home and take a nap. And it seems no certified water-carrier needs a break more than SI's Peter King, who took to Twitter last night to defend the Hall of Fame candidacy of … alleged serial rapist Darren Sharper? Please note… » 2/04/15 11:48am 2/04/15 11:48am

Dumbest Man Alive Gives Dumbest Possible Explanation For Dumb HOF Vote

This year, I decided to make my life a little happier by giving up on my usual winter pastime of hate-reading terrible Hall of Fame columns written by trolls and gibbering nitwits. Stan Keister of the Hackensack Courier-Educator-Herald voted for no one and spent his entire column on the greatness of Jack Morris?… » 1/08/15 6:32pm 1/08/15 6:32pm

Baseball Hall Of Fame Elects Four

The 2015 class of the Baseball Hall of Fame has been announced. It is: Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, and Craig Biggio. Four members makes this the largest class since 1955. The big question mark, Mike Piazza, fell short with 69.9 percent. » 1/06/15 2:07pm 1/06/15 2:07pm

Mike Piazza Is The Only Hall-Of-Fame Question Mark Today

The Hall of Fame voting will be revealed at 2 p.m. EST today. From their showings on the ballots that have been publicly revealed, four players are almost certain to make it in; a whole mess are guaranteed to fall well short. There is only one borderline player, and he'll be the only remaining drama in the official… » 1/06/15 10:09am 1/06/15 10:09am

HOF Exit Polls Predict Five Players Will Enter Cooperstown

As in past years, the excellent folks behind the Baseball Hall of Fame Vote Tracker are taking note of every available Hall of Fame ballot—both publicly revealed and privately shared with the site—in an attempt to forecast who will make the cut when the official vote totals are announced tomorrow at 2 p.m. EST. » 1/05/15 12:35pm 1/05/15 12:35pm

BBWAA Recommends Increasing Hall Of Fame Ballot Limit To 12 Players

The Baseball Writers' Association of America voted today to recommend to increase the number of players they can vote for on their Hall-of-Fame ballots from 10 to 12. The non-binding, band-aid half-measure passed "overwhelmingly." » 12/09/14 3:38pm 12/09/14 3:38pm

The Veterans Committee did not elect anyone to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Dick Allen and Tony Oliva each received 11 of 16 votes, one shy of induction. Jim Kaat fell two votes short. » 12/08/14 2:11pm 12/08/14 2:11pm

Buster Olney Is Fed Up With Hall Of Fame Voting

In his (paywalled) column today, ESPN's Buster Olney declares that he will not cast a ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame this year, nor any year going forward until the voting process's glaring flaws are fixed. » 12/04/14 3:59pm 12/04/14 3:59pm

There Are Too Many Hall Of Famers On The Hall-Of-Fame Ballot

There are so damn many Hall of Famers on this year's Cooperstown ballot, you should probably start getting angry now over the ones who aren't going to make it in this time. (And after that, you can go back to being sad over the ones who are never going to make it in.) » 11/24/14 12:09pm 11/24/14 12:09pm

Two Unrecognized Hall Of Fame Shortstops

This article is dedicated to the memory of the late Clem Comly, who did more than anyone to put together the Retrosheet.org public database of baseball statistics that made this article and all Internet baseball encyclopedias possible. » 11/03/14 3:10pm 11/03/14 3:10pm

How To Fix The Baseball Hall Of Fame Elections


Admission into the Baseball Hall of Fame has been called baseball's highest honor. Lately, it's also been baseball's most controversial. » 8/14/14 12:50pm 8/14/14 12:50pm

Hall Of Fame Eligibility Rule Change Bones "Poster Boys" Of Steroid Era

As the Baseball Hall of Fame congratulates itself today, let's talk about how it just boned baseball players. Yesterday, it was announced that the eligibility rules had been altered from 15 years, to 10. So, once he becomes eligible, a player has 10 chances to have the magical 75 percent of precious votes bestowed… » 7/27/14 3:40pm 7/27/14 3:40pm

There's A Tiny Grammatical Error On Greg Maddux's HOF Plaque

» 7/27/14 3:11pm 7/27/14 3:11pm

Greg Maddux Had A Running Gag Where He Insulted A Reporter's Mother

Since he was voted into the Hall of Fame, there's been a bit of a cottage industry of Weirdo Greg Maddux stories and, flood the market, we say; the more Maddux stories the better. Yahoo's Tim Brown has a nice profile of Maddux that you should check out, but we'd like to point out the part where Maddux and another… » 7/27/14 10:53am 7/27/14 10:53am

Tony La Russa Says Let The Cheats Into Cooperstown (Now That He's There)

Tony La Russa is one of six men who will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame today. Now that he's got his ticket punched, he thinks all the heavy hitters from the steroid era should be let in—but with an asterisk. » 7/27/14 9:45am 7/27/14 9:45am

Jeopardy! Hall Of Fame Answer Goes Horribly Wrong

354 wins did not overcome the controversy as this ex-Red Sox pitcher didn't make the Hall of Fame cut in 2013. Who is Mark McGwire? (Trebek snorts mockingly.) » 1/17/14 12:47pm 1/17/14 12:47pm

Peter Gammons has a strong take on Dan Le Batard turning over his Hall of Fame ballot to Deadspin readers, arguing that the problem is that Deadspin people have never been to Cooperstown. (Some of us have, but OK, sure.) [The Real Cape] » 1/17/14 12:42pm 1/17/14 12:42pm

Voting For A Hall Of Fame Isn't That Hard

In between swilling citrusy beers and fetching Gatorade for Steve Young, the ever-lofty Peter King took a moment this week to write about his super duper favorite sport... BASEBALL! What, you thought his favorite sport was football? PLEASE. Behind baseball and eight grade girl's softball and keeping the Acela quiet… » 1/13/14 11:36am 1/13/14 11:36am