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 […]

Remembering Monte Irvin – Check out his Hall of Fame season in 1951

Baseball lost one its greats on Monday night, as Hall of Fame outfielder Monte Irvin passed away at age 96, he was the second-oldest living Hall of Famer, behind Bobby Doerr who will be 98 in April. Born on February 25, 1919, in Haleburg, Alabama, Irvin was 30 years old when he broke into the […]

Peter Gammons: The Hall of Fame conversation: Jay Jaffe, Bill James, Bonds, Griffey, and Mussina

Sometimes I feel as if we Hall of Fame voters, most of whom really care about filling out the ballot, need a year-round, 24/7 Spotlight Team to define these times. There is so much we really still do not know, not about performance enhancing drug use in the 1980s—which was apparently a lot more prevalent than […]

Peter Gammons: Panel of experts could be solution to current Hall of Fame system

It is nearly 11 months until we begin submitting Hall of Fame ballots, and while everyone seems to agree there can be a better way than the system we now utilize, stomping our feet and staging “hell, no, we won’t go” protests accomplish little. I get it. I get frustrated when a Ted Simmons or […]