Peter Gammons: Hall of Fame issues, Shohei Otani, Stanton, Yawkee Way, and more

Joe Morgan was slow to accept analytics, I get it. He was traditional, and he became the whipping boy for every new waver who wanted us to know they were smarter than any of us, like the guy who wrote he hoped Felix Hernandez would lose games because it would prove how insane traditional thinkers […]

Peter Gammons: Monday morning’s Legends of the Game Roundtable

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.—The morning after is, in many ways, the most enjoyable time of one of baseball’s greatest weekends. The Hall of Fame hosts a roundtable of the inductees, and every one of those honorees are at their most relaxed, having seen their plaques hung in The Hall, having woken up realizing that this is the […]

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 […]

Legends of the Game: Team by team leaders, single season ISO, NL

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. All stats in the ATM reports are generated from the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, unless explictly stated otherwise. FRAA, since 1950, comes from Baseball Prospectus. Lee can be followed on twitter @BaseballEncyclo. TEAM BY TEAM LEADERS, SINGLE SEASON […]

Peter Gammons: The Colorado Conundrum

Some of us go into Hall of Fame Tuesday hoping that at least a half-dozen players are voted into Cooperstown, beginning with Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, Mike Mussina and John Smoltz on down the line. This has been a month when there has been a great deal of thought given to the process, partly because […]

Justin Morneau wins Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award

For the third time in his major league career, New Westminster, B.C., native Justin Morneau is the recipient of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award presented annually to the Canadian player judged to have excelled in individual achievement and team contribution while adhering to baseball’s highest ideals. To determine the winner, the […]