Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Maddux, Glavine, Thomas Hall Of Fame Bound

This morning Daniel Burch posted his ballot for the Hall of Fame, and earlier those that will be enshrined in Cooperstown were announced.

While Daniel continued his quest to have all PED users forgiven, the Baseball Writers Association Of America weren't on board with him. Rafael Palmeiro, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire, and Sammy Sosa all failed to get the 75% or more needed to be inducted. Perhaps they, along with Don Mattingly (he got 8.2%, not nearly enough to get in, but enough to get on next year's ballot), will get to the Hall of Fame in 2015.

Nobody should have been surprised to see Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas get enough votes to get into the Hall of Fame. Maddux is a four-time Cy Young Award winner with a career ERA of 3.16, Glavine has two Cy Young Awards of his own to go with a career ERA of 3.54, and Thomas is a two-time AL Most Valuable Award winner with a lifetime triple-slash of .301/.419/.555.

Speaking of the Hall of Fame, if you are a baseball fan then Cooperstown should be on the top of your list of places to visit. The small town in upstate New York is beautiful, and there is so much to see. I've been lucky enough to not only go there twice, but I also got to play on Doubleday Field. 

As great as the Hall of Fame is, I'm hoping that things go better for the Yankees than they have the last few years. It's been a great start to the offseason, but adding a good pitcher or two (hello, Masahiro!) would go a long way to seeing that happen.

1 comment:

  1. You could probably predict a Don Mattingly tirade by me in the near future!


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