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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. MLB.com had 15 writers submit ballots and shared the results. For starters, only Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza would get the nod from MLB.com’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

Hall of Fame's Best Outsiders

We did this once in 2010 and again at this time last year. The point is to construct the best team of players who have been eligible for at least one Hall of Fame vote. In other words, guys who retired after 2009, like Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson, are not eligible for this team. After we get through this year's vote, next year's club should be even better, adding at least...
Via BAseball Reality Tour
December 22, 2014  |  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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