Terrell Owens is second all-time in receiving yards, sixth in catches, and third all-time in receiving touchdowns, yet was not elected to the Hall Of Fame this year, in his first year of eligibility. Owens announced the news this evening.
Mike Piazza was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday, so today seems like a good time to pay homage to one of baseball’s finest dinger artists.
The appointment of a new MLB commissioner is always a good time for certain special interest groups—spitball enthusiasts, Montreal baseball fans, Pete Rose truthers—to begin seeking favors. “Maybe,” they think, “the new commissioner will be more reasonable than the last!” This is presumably why the proprietors of the…
According to Fox Sports, the Pro Football Hall of Fame has decided not to be a complete dick and will allow Junior Seau’s daughter, Sydney Seau, to speak via an on-stage interview at next Saturday’s induction ceremony.
Twelve years after his testimony in the BALCO case, eight years after he was indicted by a grand jury for perjury and obstruction of justice for that testimony, and four years after he was convicted of a single obstruction of justice charge, the federal government’s case against Barry Bonds has been revealed to be…
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…
A largely pointless digression I will never tire of debating: which caps should baseball hall-of-famers wear on their plaques?
Randy Johnson will wear a Diamondbacks cap on his Hall of Fame plaque. That means Ken Griffey Jr. will be the first player to go in as a Mariner when he's inducted next year.
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?…
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…
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.)
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.
Admission into the Baseball Hall of Fame has been called baseball's highest honor. Lately, it's also been baseball's most controversial.
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…