Jeff Kent’s Hall of Fame Case

Jeff Kent definitely won’t be making the Hall of Fame for anything he did during his five-year stint with the Mets. In fact, he probably won’t make it at all this year. A compilation of all BBWAA ballots made public (great work by Ryan Thibodaux) shows that Kent currently has 13.1 percent of the vote. This is about one-third of all Hall of Fame votes, so Kent would need a...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 12, 2017

Seeking HOF push, Kent played game 'right way'

Jeff Kent played for six teams during his 17-year career, and most of his success came with the Giants. During his six years in San Francisco, Kent and Barry Bonds were a powerful 1-2 punch in the middle of the Giants' lineup.
January 01, 2017

QUIZ: Name the San Francisco Giants who’ve hit at least 30 home runs in a season

A member of the San Francisco Giants (including the original years the franchise spent in New York) has hit for at least 30 home runs in a season 66 times. How many of these San Fran sluggers can you name? Clue: Number of home runs - Year
August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeff Kent is Still Causing a Stir

Jeff Kent didn’t make any friends during his time on “Survivor: Philippines”? Sounds about right. Turns out, Kent’s fellow castaways are still talking about the longtime big leaguer more than three years after they competed alongside/against each other on the hit CBS reality show. “**** Jeff Kent,”Jonathan Penner said when asked about his former tribe member. “Jeff...
Via Hall of Very Good
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

The HOVG Podcast – AJ Mass

This week, Shawn Anderson and Lou Olsen go inside the head of Mr. Met (literally) with author and former professional mascot AJ Mass. On the docket…the ups and downs of wearing a gigantic baseball as a head, breaking down Jeff Kent and John Rocker as contestants on “Survivor” and, yeah, that time the Secret Service threatened to kill him. (Download The Hall of Very Good Podcast...
Via Hall of Very Good
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Marty Noble submits confounding MLB Hall Of Fame ballot

Results for the Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2016 voting won’t be announced until Wednesday, but we’re already getting a taste of what voting might look like. had 15 writers submit ballots and shared the results. For starters, only Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza would get the nod from’s staff as they were the only ones to appear on at least 75 percent of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Cooperstown 2016: Jeff Kent

JASON KENDALL Third Year on Ballot (14% last year) PLAYING CAREER: Toronto Blue Jays (1992), New York Mets (1992–1996), Cleveland Indians (1996), San Francisco Giants (1997–2002), Houston Astros (2003–2004) and Los Angeles Dodgers (2005–2008). ACHIEVEMENTS:  Career .290 batting average, 2461 hits, 377 home runs and 1518 RBI. All-time home run leader among second basemen...
Via Hall of Very Good
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Kent turns down a second chance at "Survivor"

When the latest season of “Survivor” kicks off September 23, the show (now in its 31st season!) will feature 20 contestants that were selected by public vote. One contestant that didn’t make the trip to Cambodia to take part in “Survivor: Second Chance” is longtime Major Leaguer Jeff Kent. You might recall the 2000 National League MVP took part in “Survivor: Philippines”…finishing...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Kent creates scholarship for Cal women's athletics

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Former major league infielder Jeff Kent is giving back to women's athletics at his former school, the University of California. Kent is donating $531,000, with an additional $100,000 in matching funds, to female student-athletes at Cal through the newly created Jeff Kent Women Driven Scholarship Endowment. Cal will formally announce Kent's contributions Monday...
Via Associated Press
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: July 29, 1996

The Indians trade infielders Carlos Baerga and  Alvaro Espinoza to the Mets in exchange for Jeff Kent and Jose Vizcaino. Baerga, a former All-Star, is last in hitting and fielding among American League second basemen. Kent would go on to become one of the best second baseman in the Major Leagues, but not until the next season when he was traded by Cleveland to San Francisco for...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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