Peter Gammons: The Hall of Fame ballot

The 2005 Induction ceremony was over, and inductees, friends, guests and well-wishers were winding back to the Otesaga Hotel. Outside the entrance, Bud Selig was on his cell phone, his voice raised in what obviously was a heated discussion. We later learned that Selig was in a discussion about a piece of news that he […]

Trae Lewis: Whose cheat is it anyway?

The following opinion piece is a contribution from Trae Lewis. You can follow Trae on Twitter @traelewis. Before I dive into my thoughts on the most recent snubbing of Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds being elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame, I’d like to take you back to the ancient year of 1992. It was a […]

Peter Gammons: Quick notes for a Wednesday in January

There’s been a lot of discussion as to whether or not Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds will creep up to the necessary 75% with five more shots on the ballot. But it may not be that easy, because despite their increases, it’s difficult to ascertain how fixed hard-liners that did not vote for them will […]

Videos: Peter Gammons does Hall of Fame weekend

Peter Gammons hosts the 2016 Hall of Fame Roundtable with newly inducted Hall of Famers Mike Piazza and Ken Griffey Jr…. Condensed… Your browser does not support iframes. Peter from Fenway discussing the Hall of Fame weekend…

Video: Peter Gammons on Piazza’s long journey

Peter Gammons narrates a personally written passage of Mike Piazza’s long and illustrious journey to Cooperstown…

Peter Gammons: Griffey and Piazza defined different temperatures of cool

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.—On Friday, when Ken Griffey and Mike Piazza dine with the members of sports’ most select and earned society, they will fully grasp what this means. They will see how Sandy Koufax, Tom Seaver, Willie Mays, Henry Aaron, Johnny Bench and all the rest of the men with the HOF suffix act as peers, […]

Hall of Fame

Sunday, Cooperstown inducts four new members to the Hall of Fame: Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio. The three pitchers collected nine Cy Young Awards and finished in the top five numerous times. In addition to being All-Star selections, the three were important, integral pivotal hurlers for their teams. Each in his […]

Peter Gammons: Red Sox Hall of Fame: Pedro Martinez vs. Roger Clemens

It is the Red Sox Hall of Fame—not the National Baseball Hall of Fame—induction, held Thursday morning in Boston, not Cooperstown. So as Roger Clemens and Pedro Martinez stand aside one another, arguably the two most dynamic, if not best, pitchers in that franchise’s history and analytically two of the 17 best starters in major […]

Peter Gammons: A Hall of Fame Weekend in Cooperstown

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.—Henry Aaron’s float was, naturally, near the front of the parade that tours Main Street this July Saturday every year. He was greeted by the crowd loudly chanting “Home Run King, Home Run King,” and when he carefully used his cane to go up the steps to the entrance to The Hall of Fame, […]

Chase Utley’s on his way to Cooperstown

Neil Weinberg is the Founder of New English D, a Senior Analyst at TigsTown, and the Associate Managing Editor at Beyond The Box Score. You can follow and interact with him on Twitter @NeilWeinberg44. Thursday was big for Chase Utley. He launched a walkoff home run to give the Phillies a much needed victory and […]