How Deadspin's HOF Vote Stacked Up Against The Final Tally

In our polling, 56.4 percent of Deadspin voters thought that Mark McGwire was HOF-worthy, while just 11.0 percent of BBWAA voters put him on their ballot. That 45.4 percentage point difference makes McGwire—by one measure—the player whom our voters were most bullish on, relative to the writers. McGwire narrowly beat… » 1/08/14 3:28pm 1/08/14 3:28pm

Mark McGwire Made You Happy. It's Time To Admit It.

Over the next few weeks, we'll be examining the merits—and relative lack of merits—of all 36 players on this year's Hall of Fame ballot for the purposes of better informing the electorate, i.e., you. All entries in the series can be found here. » 12/11/13 2:26pm 12/11/13 2:26pm

A Fully Redeemed Mark McGwire Will Be The Dodgers' Hitting Coach

It's kind of weird to picture, this report from the Post-Dispatch's Joe Strauss. Mark McGwire leaving St. Louis to become the Dodgers' new hitting coach, even turning down the Cardinals' offer of a contract extension? It's not just that McGwire has been wearing red for 15 years-sometimes we prefer to remember him in… » 11/02/12 5:36pm 11/02/12 5:36pm

Mark McGwire's Insurance Policy Required Him To Take The Stuff That…

We all know about Mark McGwire and his (completely legal) use of Androstenedione, thanks to the hall monitors in our sporting press. What we didn't know: The Lloyd's underwriters who had insured McGwire's ankle required that he continue taking Andro. » 9/23/09 4:45pm 9/23/09 4:45pm