“DEALS ARE PART OF THEIR TRADE ” For fans, the trading deadline Major League Baseball has made the end of July exciting and suspenseful for teams fighting for the postseason and for the franchises trying to avoid falling into the basement.  For teams like the Reds the trade deadline allows them the chance to continue their rebuilding in an […]

Peter Gammons: The reality of positioning for the MLB Draft

JUPITER, FLA.—The 2008 Angels set their franchise record—and, remember, this was a franchise that began playing in the Eisenhower Administration—with 100 wins. The following June, because of free agents lost. They didn’t pick until the 24th selection in the first round, but had five selections in the first two rounds. That first pick, at 24, […]

The Mets and the Royals – Head-to-Head – 20 facts

Both the Mets and the Royals are under .500 in their regular season lives in this first match-up of two expansion teams in the World Series. Here are 20 facts about their face-to-face history The New York Mets, born 1962, have played 8616 regular season games going 4128-4480 (.480). The Kansas City Royals, born 1969, have played […]

Braves’ Legends Enter the Hall

This weekend saw the Induction of the Hall of Fame class of 2014, one of the best classes in recent memory with the likes of big swinger Frank Thomas and all-time managers Tony La Russa and Joe Torre. But the ode to the great Braves teams of the 90’s shined brightest as Tom Glavine, Greg […]

MLB Video Highlights: Hall of Fame Induction Special

Hall of Fame Induction highlights… Funny stories from Hall of Fame speeches… Tony La Russa’s extended Hall of Fame Speech… Frank Thomas Part I… Frank Thomas Part II… Joe Torre’s Hall of Fame Speech… Bobby Cox… Tom Glavine… Greg Maddux… Eric Nadel accepts the Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting… Joe Garagiola Sr. recieves the […]

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, […]

Separate Eras: How does the Hall of Fame Class of 2013 compare to those of years past?

This contribution was provided by Dylan Blanke-White. Follow him on Twitter @DylanWhiteLR. Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas have emerged from the settled dust as the inductees of 2013 Hall of Fame Class. The contenders for this year’s Hall of Fame class hail from an era of uncertainty, resulting in debate and controversy. The […]

Video: Maddux, Glavine and Thomas on HOF selection

Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas react to being elected into the Hall of Fame. Greg Maddux Tom Glavine Frank Thomas

Peter Gammons: Maddux, Glavine, Smoltz, Cox; Great for Hall of Fame, Great for us all

It was great coverage of one of the most important days in the baseball year, the Hall of Fame voting announcement. John Smoltz in the MLB Network studio, Greg Maddux on the phone, Tom Glavine via satellite, eventually joined by Bobby Cox by phone. One of baseball’s most remarkable team eras, tied together on a […]

Video: The Top 2014 HOF Candidates highlights the top Hall of Fame candidates this year including Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell, Mike Piazza, Jack Morris and Tim Raines.