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New Baseball Hall of Famers Show the Risk of Trading Young Talent

What do Mark Langston, Doyle Alexander and Delino DeShields have in common? Outside of being decent Major League players, all four were traded for Hall of Famers. With the elections of Randy Johnson, John Smoltz, Pedro Martinez and Craig Biggio into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday, Cooperstown now adds some of the best talent it has in any year in the recent history of the...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleaning up the Baseball Hall Of Fame voting process

Yesterday the National Baseball Hall of Fame inducted four new members to its ranks. While there is no true debate to the merits of Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz..... The post Cleaning Up The Baseball Hall Of Fame — A TSFJ Roundtable appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Great John Smoltz Elected To Baseball Hall of Fame

Another year, another Cardinal in the Hall of Fame. Yawn. John Smoltz played for Atlanta and Boston before earning his HOF bonafides in St. Louis. And the shameless pandering by Cooperstown to continually ride the gravy train that is Cardinal Nation is kind of pathetic, right? +++++ This is the part where you’re trying to remember if Smoltz actually was a Cardinal at some point...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Smoltz voted into Hall of Fame in first try

ATLANTA (AP) John Smoltz has completed a unique path to baseball's Hall of Fame. The right-hander, who flourished as a starter and closer for the Atlanta Braves, was elected Tuesday in his first try. Smoltz joins in the Hall former teammates Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, who were inducted last summer along with manager Bobby Cox. The three pitchers led Atlanta to 14 straight postseason...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

John Smoltz Inducted Into Baseball Hall of Fame

John Smoltz was the definition of a winner. The Atlanta Braves finished first fourteen years in a row and there was one man that was a constant, it was Smoltz. He is the only pitcher in the history of baseball with 200 wins and 150 saves. John Smoltz is on his way into the Baseball Hall of Fame after receiving 82.9% of the vote on his first year on the ballot. Smoltz joins Randy...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio elected to Hall of Fame

The 2015 induction class for the Baseball Hall of Fame class was announced on Tuesday, and four players will be joining baseball’s immortal’s in Cooperstown: Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, and Craig Biggio. Johnson received 97.3% of the vote on his first year on the ballot to coast into Cooperstown. He’ll be the first player to wear either a Mariners or Diamondbacks...
Via The Outside Corner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Smoltz's versatility wins out in becoming first-ballot Hall of Famer

They were the foundation of the Braves' record run of 14 straight division titles, and now, John Smoltz is joining Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and Bobby Cox again in Cooperstown. Smoltz was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first time on the ballot, it was announced Tuesday, joining a four member class along with Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and Craig Biggio. It was the first...
Via Fox Sports South
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Legendary MLB pitcher John Smoltz

Former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz collected all of the accolades you can think of during his time in the MLB. He’s an eight-time All-Star, World Series champion, Cy Young Award winner, and was awarded the Roberto Clemente Award for his sportsmanship and involvement in the community in 2005. He’s done it all in baseball, and now he’s onto improving his already stellar...
Via Back9Network
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Why John Smoltz Should Be In The Hall of Fame

200 wins, 3000 strikeouts, eight all-star selections, and once considered the pinnacle of his position. That is a rather strong career. Throw in that this player happened to be a 22nd round draft pick and compiled 154 saves for a team that won 14 consecutive division titles, and there is a Hall of Famer awaiting induction. John Smoltz dominated games from start to finish in his...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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