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Correction: Hall of Fame Inductions story

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) In a story July 24 about the Baseball Hall of Fame, The Associated Press reported erroneously that John Smoltz is the first player elected to the Hall of Fame who had undergone Tommy John surgery. Smoltz is the first pitcher elected to the Hall who had the operation. A corrected version of the story is below: Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz and Biggio ready to enter...
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Hall of Famer Martinez to have number '45' retired at Fenway

BOSTON (AP) Pedro Martinez's Hall of Fame career took off in the late 1990s in a ballpark usually know for offensive numbers. From Ted Williams to Carl Yastrzemski to Jim Rice, the Boston Red Sox have retired numbers - placing them along the facade of the right-field roof deck in hitter-friendly Fenway Park. The seven retired Red Sox numbers are all of everyday players. That all...
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Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio enter Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker -- Hall of Famer. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday and basked in the spotlight one more time with at least 40,000 fans cheering from the sun-drenched field beyond...
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Weekend Sports In Brief

BASEBALL COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman entered the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio basked in the moment, with at least 40,000 fans cheering them one more time. Many waved Dominican flags for one of their own. Martinez joined former...
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Pedro Martinez Hall Of Fame Speech: Notes, Highlights From Celebration

The buildup was good. The show itself was amazing. Craig Biggio, John Smoltz and Randy Johnson one-by-one stepped to the podium Sunday to deliver speeches at the 2015 National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown, N.Y. All three speeches were nice, but each was an opening act for the main attraction: Pedro Martinez’s speech. Martinez tends to be a crowd-pleaser...
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Astros great Biggio inducted into Hall of Fame

Twenty seasons with the Houston Astros brought Craig Biggio the ultimate honor Sunday afternoon as he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.  With 45,000 fans attending the ceremony in Cooperstown, New York - many of whom were wearing No. 7 Astros jerseys - Biggio became the first Houston major-leaguer to achieve baseball's top honor, entering the Hall along with pitching...
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Watch Astros great Craig Biggio's emotional Hall of Fame acceptance speech

After playing the entirety of his 20-year Major League Baseball career in Houston (and collecting 3,060 base hits over that span), Craig Biggio became the first player to join the Hall of Fame wearing an Astros cap, doing so on Sunday afternoon in Cooperstown.   He was the first member of the new inductees - including pitchers Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson and John Smoltz - to take...
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Baseball Hall of Fame 2015

Sunday, July 26, the day that the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame class was inducted.  This included Dick Enberg winning the Ford C. Frick award for outstanding broadcasting in baseball, and Tom Gage for winning the Spink award for outstanding baseball writing in a year where he lost his long-time job on the Detroit Tigers beat.  Those are amazing accomplishments, but I’m sure most...
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Big Unit enshrined into Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have a Hall of Famer. Randy Johnson was one of three pitchers to become dominant after trades who on Sunday were enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The towering left-hander, nicknamed the Big Unit, was inducted with Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and catcher-turned-second baseman Craig Biggio. The foursome basked in the moment, with...
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Four unique players -- Biggio, Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz -- enter Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman entered the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio basked in the moment, with at least 40,000 fans cheering them one more time. Many waved Dominican flags for one of their own. Martinez joined former Giants great...
Via AP on Fox
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Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio enter Hall of Fame

  Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman entered the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio basked in the moment, with at least 40,000 fans cheering them one more time. Many waved Dominican flags for one of their own. Martinez joined former Giants great Juan Marichal as...
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Pedro Martinez Inducted Into The Baseball Hall Of Fame

Pedro Martinez joined fellow Hall Of Famers Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio on Sunday afternoon in Cooperstown to make his HOF speech. 
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Craig Biggio inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Craig Biggio has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The multitalented native of Smithtown, New York on Long Island was enshrined on Sunday, becoming the first Houston Astro to make the Hall of Fame. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Biggio earned All-Star honors as both a catcher and second baseman in 20 years with the Astros. He is the only player in major...
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Searching for the Angels’ First Hall of Famer

With Randy Johnson and Craig Biggio being inducted into the Hall of Fame this weekend, the Diamondbacks and Astros can cross themselves off the dubious list of franchises that lack a representative in Cooperstown. That leaves six teams remaining, although the Mariners will almost certainly drop off that list next year when Ken Griffey, Jr. is eligible for induction. The final five...
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Watch 2015 Baseball Hall Of Fame Induction Online (Live Stream)

The 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame class is a particularly impressive one, so you won’t want to miss its induction. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio officially will become Hall of Famers on Sunday, and live coverage begins at noon ET on MLB Network. The ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. MLB.com and BaseballHall.org will be live streaming the event on their websites...
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Craig Biggio, Jim Rice Among Most Underrated Hall of Famers (Gallery)

Debates surrounding the National Baseball Hall of Fame often involve which players do or don’t deserve to be in Cooperstown. But there are other possible debates, including the most underrated players in the Hall. There were plenty of conversations surrounding Craig Biggio and whether or not he deserved a spot. But the voters put that to an end when they voted him in this year...
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LEADING OFF: Induction Day at Hall, Greinke can boost streak

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Sunday: --- FAMED FOUR It's Induction Day at the Hall of Fame, where Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio will be enshrined in Cooperstown, New York. There figures to be a sizable crowd for the ceremony on the big field at the Clark Sports Center as Martinez joins Juan Marichal as the only Dominican Republic...
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Craig Biggio compares himself to Mike Trout

Craig Biggio thinks pretty highly of himself, even for a guy who’s about to be a Hall of Famer. The longtime Houston Astros and 7-time All-Star is being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday. He was asked some questions on Twitter Friday as part of MLB’s “HOF Lounge,” including one from a person...Read More
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The Hall of Fame Hunger Games

Over the course of their Major League careers, Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz were involved in over 55,000 plate appearances spread over most of three decades. Today, to join in this weekend's festivities, we're going to look at 228 of those -- the rare moments in baseball history where two members of the Hall of Fame Class of 2015 saw their careers...
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BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Friday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. All times EDT: - COOPERSTOWN, N. Y. - Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. - KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Scott Kazmir starts for the Houston Astros a day after they acquired him from Oakland. The left...
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Remember That Time Randy Johnson Killed A Bird With A Fastball? (Video)

Randy Johnson will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend. He won’t, in all likelihood, make the PETA Hall of Fame. The Big Unit — who will join Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio in this year’s Hall of Fame class — had plenty of memorable moments throughout his dominant career. Yet despite all his accomplishments, there’s still one...
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Bommarito Automotive Group weekend update

There are several sports stories and headlines for you to keep up with over the weekend. This Friday in the Bommarito Sports Update we help sift through it all to keep you updated. Some of the key story lines heading into this weekend are ... ATL IN STL The Atlanta Braves pay a visit to St. Louis this weekend for a three-game set against the Cardinals. You can catch Friday and Sunday...
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Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz and Biggio ready to enter Hall

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Three dominated on the mound, the other excelled at three positions up the middle. Together, pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and multi-talented Craig Biggio left a remarkable imprint on baseball. Playing through an era tainted by steroids and dominated by offense - compliments of bulked-up sluggers, a smaller strike zone and smaller ballparks...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Biggio reflects on Houston Astros-Atlanta Braves playoff rivalry

During a press conference on Thursday afternoon, 2015 Hall of Fame inductee Craig Biggio spoke with the media on a wide range of topics regarding his major league career, including his transition from a catcher into a second baseman, his loyalty to the Houston Astros organization and his Hall of Fame speech preparation. However, Biggio also touched on the Astros’ playoff rivalry...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros great Biggio and family preparing for Hall of Fame induction weekend

Houston Astros icon Craig Biggio has a big personal event coming up - but his family is working just as hard as he is at preparing for it.  2015 MLB Hall of Fame induction weekend is set for July 24-27, with induction day wrapping up the festivities on Sunday the 27th. There, Biggio will be added to the Hall of Fame alongside pitchers Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, and John Smoltz...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss
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