1. Is John Smoltz Worthy of Being First-Ballot 2015 Hall of Famer?

    The chance for debate in Major League Baseball never ends. The individual awards were just handed out, and as if on cue, here comes the announcement for the 2015 Baseball Hall of ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 1 month ago 8,690 reads 48 comments

  2. Projecting the Biggest Superstar Snubs of the 2015 Baseball HOF Vote

    The 2015 MLB Hall of Fame ballot is set to officially be released Monday, and with it comes the start of this year's debate over who deserves to be immortalized in Cooperstown...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 month ago 7,809 reads 21 comments

  3. Legendary Athletes We Don't Hear Enough About

    For varying reasons, some sports legends just aren't discussed enough. Athletes like Sugar Ray Robinson, Roberto Clemente and Sam Jones were some of the best to ever play their sports, yet they regularly take backseats to more popular legends...

    Scott Janovitz Written by Scott Janovitz about 3 months ago 57,387 reads 46 comments

  4. Ron Darling: 'One of the Best Classes That'll Ever Go into Cooperstown'

    After years of only inducting a few players into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the 2014 class welcomes six more-than-deserving players and managers...

    Behind The Mic Written by Behind The Mic about 5 months ago 3,633 reads 2 comments

  5. Thomas, La Russa, Torre and Braves Trio Bask in Timeless Magic of Cooperstown

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — The timeless magic of this place is evident all around, from Frank Thomas’ sweet tears to cellphone coverage more spotty than a hitter’s plate coverage against Tom Glavine...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 months ago 63,094 reads 66 comments

  6. Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2014: Speech Highlights and Recap

    Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, Tony La Russa, Frank Thomas and Joe Torre all went from legends to immortals on Sunday. The sterling six were officially enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 5 months ago 92,906 reads 30 comments

  7. Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2014: Key Stats for Greg Maddux, More Inductees

    One of the great things baseball has brought to the world is information. As we prepare for the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony, what better way to appreciate what Greg ...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 5 months ago 2,766 reads 0 comments

  8. Full Predictions for MLB's Next 5 Hall of Fame Induction Classes

    The 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame class will be inducted Sunday, with the ceremony beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET and airing live from Cooperstown on MLB Network and MLB.com...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 41,205 reads 98 comments

  9. Baseball Hall of Fame Announces Changes to Balloting Process

    One of the hottest topics of debate in sports for the last few years, basically since players from the steroid era became eligible, has been the Baseball Hall of Fame...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 5 months ago 17,037 reads 63 comments

  10. Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2014: Date, Time and Key Inductees

    Once a year, tiny Cooperstown, New York becomes the most important sports town in America. The transformation occurs when baseball's year class of historic greats is ceremoniously ...

    Nate Loop Written by Nate Loop about 5 months ago 5,489 reads 1 comments

  11. In 1979, One Vote Capped the Careers of Keith Hernandez and Willie Stargell

    Well, I goofed—the previous 11 articles belong to a 12 -part series. (Hours upon hours of preparation, only to miscount…) Thus, this is the final part of my series examining the vagaries of awards voting...

    Randy S. Robbins Written by Randy S. Robbins about 6 months ago 688 reads 0 comments

  12. Ted Williams' Lone MVP Vote in '53 Would've Come in Handy in '47

    Last in an 11-part series examining the vagaries of awards voting. My final entry in this series more concerns odd fact than dispute...

    Randy S. Robbins Written by Randy S. Robbins about 6 months ago 164 reads 0 comments

  13. Carl Hubbell and Juan Marichal: Two Meal Tickets, One Pair of Giants

    No, they’re not doppelgangers—see my previous article for a fuller explanation—but Carl Hubbell and Juan Marichal —the New York/ San Francisco Giants ...

    Randy S. Robbins Written by Randy S. Robbins about 7 months ago 457 reads 0 comments

  14. Hall of Fame Umpire Doug Harvey Breaks Down MLB Replay, New Collision Rule

    Earlier this month, Bleacher Report had an exclusive opportunity to speak with former major league umpire and Hall of Fame inductee Doug Harvey...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 9 months ago 5,339 reads 3 comments

  15. Breaking Down the Lance Berkman Baseball Hall of Fame Debate

    After a terrific 15-year big league career spent mostly with the Houston Astros, slugger Lance Berkman is officially calling it a career, as he announced his retirement on Wednesday afternoon...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 11 months ago 7,864 reads 59 comments

  16. Reasons No Logo on Hall of Fame Plaque May Become More and More Common

    A popular story from this past week is that first-ballot Hall of Famer Greg Maddux will not be enshrined in Cooperstown as a Cub or a Brave; he will have no logo on his plaque...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 11 months ago 2,399 reads 4 comments

  17. Baseball Hall of Fame 2014: BBWAA Proves Le Batard's Point with Lifetime Ban

    The Baseball Writers' Association of America thought it was fixing a problem. Instead, with one swift, sweeping act of judgement it revealed its true nature—the BBWAA, at its core, is nothing more than a frightened dictator...

    Gavin Andrews Written by Gavin Andrews about 12 months ago 1,787 reads 2 comments

  18. How Frank Thomas' Brilliant Career Was Overshadowed by the PED Era

    During his playing days, freshly minted Hall of Famer Frank Thomas became known as the Big Hurt because of the damage he inflicted on the baseball...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 12 months ago 9,487 reads 87 comments

  19. Dan Le Batard Giving Away Baseball Hall of Fame Vote Highlights Broken System

    Dan Le Batard 's decision didn't really matter in the long run, but it was yet another illustration of the completely flawed, half-witted voting system for Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame...

    Tim Keeney Written by Tim Keeney about 12 months ago 1,019 reads 1 comments

  20. Tim Raines, Alan Trammell Still Get No Love from MLB Hall of Fame Voters

    Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame voting results were released today, with Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas all making the grade...

    Jim Flannery Written by Jim Flannery about 12 months ago 1,574 reads 6 comments

  21. MLB Hall of Fame Voting Broken but Not for the Reason You Think

    The Baseball Writers' Association of America website has the official 2014 MLB Hall of Fame voting results posted on its homepage. There has been a lot of controversy in the wake of these results...

    Todd Salem Written by Todd Salem about 12 months ago 533 reads 2 comments

  22. Early Induction Chances for the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame Class

    Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas are all in, but once again, Craig Biggio came up short in his quest for Cooperstown...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 12 months ago 33,192 reads 64 comments

  23. Where Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine Stand Among MLB's All-Time Great Pitchers

    It's fitting that Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine became Hall of Famers and secured their rightful places in Major League Baseball history the same way they spent much of their careers—together...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 12 months ago 7,284 reads 16 comments

  24. Craig Biggio Robbed of Hall of Fame Spot, Why He'll Have His Day in 2015

    As the announcement of the 2014 Hall of Fame class became official, one glaring omission became painfully obvious...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 12 months ago 18,478 reads 48 comments

  25. Until Bonds and Clemens Are Voted In, the Baseball Hall of Fame Remains a Joke

    Bob Costas, appearing Wednesday on the MLB Network, called it Hall of Fame purgatory. Maybe they can set aside a place in the vestibule of the Cooperstown shrine for Barry Bonds ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 12 months ago 72,479 reads 1025 comments