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The Hall of Fame and guilt by association

John Royal hits on one of the least admirable traits of Hall of Fame voters. There are some voters out there once again claiming that Jeff Bagwell used ‘roids, and these same folks are claiming that Craig Biggio used them as well. How do they reconcile these statements with the truth that there’s no evidence […]

Der-ek Jet-er!

Clap-clap-clap clap clap. After Derek Jeter fouled off consecutive full-count pitches in the third inning on Saturday, the Yankee Stadium organist tickled the ivories to the tune of “Let’s-Go, Yank-ees!” Impulsively, the 48,103 fans who made up the sold-out crowd responded by chanting “De-rek, Je-ter!” On a picture-perfect afternoon in the Bronx, the Yankees and […]

Bob Sheppard officially retires

The legendary Bob Sheppard, the amazing longtime PA announcer at Yankee Stadium, has called it a career. Bob Sheppard has no intentions of returning to his longtime job as the public-address announcer at Yankee Stadium, MLB.com reported yesterday. Sheppard, 99, hasn’t worked a game since late in the 2007 season due to illness. “I have […]

People and records, gone but not forgotten

Now that you know about Derek Jeter and various all-time base hits records for different franchises, go read Steve Goldman’s tribute to Lou Gehrig and what it means to leave behind a legacy. Bring some tissues if you’re the crying type, as this is a very moving story.

Leaders of the pack

Last week, Derek Jeter passed Lou Gehrig as the all-time hits leader for the New York Yankees, collecting his 2,722nd hit to move atop the leaderboard. In writing about this just before it happened, MLB.com gave a fascinating list of each franchise’s all-time hits leaders. Of the 30 names, 17 are Hall of Famers, two […]