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Fred McGriff Unanimously Elected to BBHoF

Fred McGriff Unanimously Elected to BBHoF Five-Time All-Star Will Be Inducted in Cooperstown July 23 SAN DIEGO – Five-time All-Star and 1995 World Champion Fred McGriff earned election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, December 4 via the Contemporary Baseball Era Committee process. McGriff was the only candidate elected from the Contemporary Baseball Era Committee Players Ballot, which was considered by a 16-member committee that held meetings in San Diego. The eight-person ballot was comprised of candidates…

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Commentary: A few questions

Ted has some questions Commentary by Ted Potrikus The Goodyear Lake Dam How many of you, when you’re driving past the Goodyear Lake dam on Route 28, want to push those dead trees right over the edge? How long have they been there? How long will they stay? Doubleday Field of Dreams Major League Baseball and, I presume, its media partners, sunk a boatload of cash into redeveloping an Iowa cornfield to build from scratch a fictional baseball field from…

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Hall of Fame Classic on tap for weekend

Hall of Famers, MLB stars head to Cooperstown for ‘Classic’ this weekend Hall of Famers Wade Boggs, Fergie Jenkins, Tim Raines, Ted Simmons, Lee Smith, Ozzie Smith, and Alan Trammel travel to Cooperstown this weekend to coach the teams in the 2022 Hall of Fame Classic, scheduled for Saturday, May 28 at historic Doubleday Field. There’s a pre-game home run contest beginning at noon, with the first pitch of the ‘Classic’ at 1:05 p.m. Tickets are still available at $15…

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Baseball work stoppage could affect Cooperstown

Baseball owners’ lockout has roots in 1981’s “Split Season” It’s late February; by now, baseball fans everywhere should be celebrating the return of pitchers and catchers to their Spring Training homes across the warmer climes of Florida and Arizona and eagerly awaiting the first at-bats of the exhibition games that prepare major leaguers for the 2022 regular season. Baseball fans are, instead, reliving that disconcerting, Groundhog Day-type doubt that the season will begin on time thanks to the lockout owners…

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Hall of Fame launches YouTube series of historic moments

Hall of Fame launches YouTube series of historic moments The history of the national pastime stretches across multiple centuries. But the connections that link baseball’s early days to today’s game are always evident in Cooperstown. Through its new YouTube series, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is sharing those connections with viewers at home, according to a media release. The Hall of Fame is debuting a YouTube series, “Hall of Fame Connections,” produced by MLB Network and made…

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VASCELLARO: Baseball has come a long way since the pandemic shut it down

The Baseball Lifer Baseball has come a long way since the pandemic shut it down Major League Baseball sure has come a long way. Consider where we were this time last year, at what would usually constitute Major League Baseball’s “Mid-Summer Classic” All-Star Game break, the abbreviated 2020 season had yet to begin. Delayed for three-and-half months by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 season did not begin until July 23, cancelling the All-Star Game for the first…

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Abandoning Atlanta? How About Moving All-Star Game To Coop

FOOD FOR THOUGHT Abandoning Atlanta? How About Moving All-Star Game To Coop Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the league will move its 2021 All-Star Game and MLB Draft from Atlanta. …MLB has yet to select an alternate host site, but might I suggest Cooperstown, NY? Given the short-term logistics of finding a new site, it would have the quaint feeling like Iowa’s Field of Dreams. Plus, it’s the perfect place to honor Aaron and those Hall of Fame…