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 […]

Newberg: A moment that took me back 22 years.

Around here the 1994 season is remembered for a few things. A new Ballpark, and color scheme. Kenny’s perfect game. And a first-place finish in the West (never mind that Texas was 10 games under .500) that produced a footnote rather than a franchise-first playoff berth, as the season effectively ended on August 12, when […]

Legends of the Game: Team by team career overall bases vs. league average, AL

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 @ATMreports. Today’s Legends of the Game are […]

Legends of the Game: Team by team career overall bases leaders

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 @ATMreports. Today’s Legends of the Game are […]

Peter Gammons: Always wanting to be more, Alex Rodriguez robbed himself of an authentic career

It was a Monday morning in early February, cool by Miami standards, and Alex Rodriguez had on a light sweater. He had agreed to sit down and answer a story by Selena Roberts that in 2003 he had tested positive for performance enhancing drugs, and when he had been miked and the ESPN cameras began […]

Where have all the left-handed power hitters gone?

We have already looked at the decreasing number of righties who went deep for thirty homers last season, but there were even fewer lefties who hit 30 dingers in 2013. Chris Davis was the only lefty with over 36 homers last season. There were only six in 2013 2013 Lefties with 30+ Homers HR AVG […]

Qualified Hall of Famers on this Ballot

From the desk of Joe Sheehan. Joe Sheehan (@joe_sheehan) writes for Sports Illustrated and publishes the Joe Sheehan Baseball Newsletter. The process by which players are elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame is broken, and because of that, I’m not going to bother doing a mock ballot. These are the 15 players on the […]

Peter Gammons: The Hall of Fame Debate; PEDs

This is the first of two pieces on the 2014 Hall of Fame Election. This is about dealing with the ballot. Saturday will be one man’s ballot, however flawed. “The problem with the ballot in the split on sports-drugs issues. It’s the only issue that matters.”’ -Joe Sheehan The problem is that this is an […]