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Foursome Covers Gamut, From 5-Ft.-11 To 6-Ft.-10

HALL OF FAME INDUCTION 2015

Foursome Covers Gamut,

From 5-Ft.-11 To 6-Ft.-10

A few minutes ago at the conclusion of the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction, this year's four inductees, from left, Craig Biggio, John Smoltz, Randy Johnso and, Pedro Martinez pose with Hall Chairman Jane For bes Clark and Rob Manfred, the Rome native who succeeded Bud Selig as commissioner of basball last August.  (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)
A few minutes ago at the conclusion of the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction, this year’s four inductees, from left, Craig Biggio, John Smoltz, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez, pose with Hall Chairman Jane Forbes Clark and Rob Manfred, the Rome native who succeeded Bud Selig as commissioner of basball last August.  Martinez called over Juan Marichal, the only other Dominican in the Hall of Fame, to hold their country’s flag together.  In his remarks, Smoltz observed he was of middling height, compared to 5-11 Martinez and 6-10 Johnson, the tallest pitcher in the Hall of Plaques.  The crowd may have exceeded 50,000, which would put today’s event in the top five largest.  (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)

VIEW THE FUN AT THIS AFTERNOON’S INDUCTION CEREMONY

2014 induction weekend parade of legends
48,000 Expected For Hall of Fame Induction Weekend

HALL OF FAME INDUCTION 2015

48,000 Due In Cooperstown

For Hall of Fame Weekend

Tom Brokaw
Tom Brokaw
Jeff Foxworthy
Jeff Foxworthy

By LIBBY CUDMORE • for allotsego.com

COOPERSTOWN – Comedian Jeff Foxworthy and former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw are among the 48,000 people expected to visit Cooperstown for the Hall of Fame’s Induction Weekend.

Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are scheduled to be inducted into the Hall of Plaques at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in ceremonies outside the Clark Sports Center.

“We’re excited!” said Craig Muder, the Hall’s director of communications.  “This is what we live for!”

Biggio brings in a big turnout from his fellow Astros, including players Jeff Bagwell, Enos Cabell, Casey Candaele, Adam Everett, Charley Kerfeld and Bill Spiers, as well as owner Jim Crane, former managers Larry Dierker, Phil Garner and Art Howe, Reid Ryan, president of business operations, president of baseball operations Jeff Luhnow and former coach Matt Galante.

Toronto Blue Jays president Paul Beeston and Tigers president Dave Dombrowski will also be in town, as well as Tommy Harper; Red Sox principal owner John W. Henry; Dodgers president Stan Kasten; and Braves president John Schuerholz.

Famer Randy Johnson Tours Hall That Will Enshrine Him

Famer Randy Johnson Tours

Hall That Will Enshrine Him

Randy Johnson, who took the Arizona Diamondbacks to a World Series title, answers questions a few minutes ago during a press briefing in the Hall of Fame's Bullpen Theater.  Johnson, who will  be inducted into the Hall on July 26 before an anticipated crowd of 50,000 people, is in Cooperstown today for pre-Induction tour and briefing.  (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
Randy Johnson, who took the Arizona Diamondbacks to a World Series title, answers questions a few minutes ago during a press briefing in the Hall of Fame’s Bullpen Theater. Johnson, who will be inducted into the Hall on July 26 before an anticipated crowd of 50,000 people, is in Cooperstown today for pre-Induction orientationg. (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)

WATCH FAMED MOMENT: RANDY JOHNSON PITCH HITTING BIRD

Randy Johnson Leads 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot

Randy Johnson Tops 2015 HoF Ballot

Pitcher Randy Johnson tops the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot
Pitcher Randy Johnson tops the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

COOPERSTOWN –  Cy Young award winner Randy Johnson tops the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot as 17 names are added to the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot as 17 names are added to consideration by the The Baseball Writers’ Association of America, the Hall of Fame announced this morning.

Joining Johnson are Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz, along with sluggers Carlos Delgado and Gary Sheffield, two-time batting champion Nomar Garciaparra and lock-down closer Troy Percival.

Other first-time candidates include: Rich Aurilia, Aaron Boone, Tony Clark, Jermaine Dye, Darin Erstad, Cliff Floyd, Brian Giles, Tom Gordon, Eddie Guardado and Jason Schmidt.

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