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Wow. The next Cooperstown class is going to be solid

Thirty four players on the ballot. Let's face it: A few have no hope. But what a class... (Yankee connections in blue; not counting the Crime Dog.)   Rich Aurilia, Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Barry Bonds, Aaron Boone, Tony Clark, Roger Clemens, Carlos Delgado, Jermaine Dye, Darin Erstad, Cliff Floyd, Nomar Garciaparra, Brian Giles, Tom Gordon, Eddie Guardado, Randy Johnson...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
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Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz on Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK -- Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are among 17 newcomers on baseball's 2015 Hall of Fame ballot. Craig Biggio, who fell two votes short of the 75 percent needed in the 2014 balloting, tops 17 holdovers on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot announced Monday. That group includes Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire, Mike...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez highlight Hall of Fame ballot

If everything goes according to plan, 2015′s Hall of Fame class (combined with last summer’s new members) might just be the best back-to-back induction classes in decades.  All told, you’re looking at 17 newcomers joining 17 holdovers to create another potential record-setting ballot. As you might recall, Craig Biggio missed joining Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas and Tom Glavine...
Via Hall of Very Good
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz on Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK (AP) -- Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are among 17 newcomers on baseball's 2015 Hall of Fame ballot. Craig Biggio, who fell two votes short of the 75 percent needed in the 2014 balloting, tops 17 holdovers on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot announced Monday. That group includes Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire, Mike...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz on Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK (AP) Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are among 17 newcomers on baseball's 2015 Hall of Fame ballot. Craig Biggio, who fell two votes short of the 75 percent needed in the 2014 balloting, tops 17 holdovers on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot announced Monday. That group includes Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mike Piazza, Jeff Bagwell and Tim...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Analysis of 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

The ballot for the 2015 is set to be released for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Of the four major American sports, the Baseball Hall of Fame is the most highly regarded. Since there are no set criteria for a player to be inducted, most baseball fans have varying opinions on what constitutes a Hall of Famer. The 2015 class has the potential to be one of the strongest in a long time....
Via Reading Between The Seams
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Craig Biggio vs Derek Jeter: who’s better?

Craig Biggio is one of the best second baseman in MLB history, and his stats prove that Derek Jeter has been the talk of baseball for the past few weeks as his career starts to wind down. There’s no doubt that Jeter will be a Hall of Famer, but really, in my opinion, if Craig Biggio has not gotten in yet, then Jeter should have to wait as well. That being said, there is no chance...
Via isportsweb.com
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Nolan Ryan’s Ceremonial First Pitch Did Not Go As Planned

It seems like Nolan Ryan may have lost a step if his first pitch was any indication on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Check out the former ace on the mound tossing the ceremonial first pitch to Craig Biggio which ended up just a bit outside. Even for a 67-year-old, the pitch was not pretty. [Fox Sports] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Nolan Ryan’s ceremonial first pitch to Craig Biggio not a good one (video)

A momentous event celebrating two of the most beloved players in Houston Astros history may have not gone off without a hitch, but fans of the team must have been thrilled to watch Nolan Ryan throw a ceremonial first pitch to Craig Biggio before Tuesday’s game at Minute Maid Park. Before the Astros took the […] The post Nolan Ryan’s ceremonial first pitch to Craig Biggio not...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Nolan Ryan Misfires Big Time on Ceremonial First Pitch to Craig Biggio

Nolan Ryan is one of the best executives in the game today. He did wonders with the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros are hoping he can do the same for them. He is also one of the best pitchers to ever take the mound. Not too many guys can lay claim to a resume like his--11X strikeout champ, 8X All-Star,  World Series champion, jersey retired by three teams, hall of famer...
Via FatManWriting
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Nolan Ryan's first pitch for the Astros is just a bit outside

Nolan Ryan showed he's still got no-hit stuff when he threw out a ceremonial first pitch Tuesday. However, what Ryan didn't hit was the catcher's glove. Or come anywhere close to it. The 67-year-old Ryan, now a consultant for the Astros, took the mound before the season opener with the Yankees at Minute Maid Park. On the receiving end was another Astros legend, Craig...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Nolan Ryan throws wild first pitch at Astros opener (Video)

Hall of Fame pitcher (and newly named executive advisor for the Houston Astros) Nolan Ryan threw an extremely wild ceremonial first pitch before Tuesday night's season opener against the New York Yankees. Astros great (and future Hall of Famer) Craig Biggio served as catcher for the ceremonial pitch, but was unable to stay in front of it as Ryan's pitch was nearly five feet...
Via Holdout Sports
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Nolan Ryan Throws Out First Pitch, Misses the Plate By a Mile

Nolan Ryan threw out the first pitch in Houston as the Astros played the Yankees in their home opener. The Hall of Fame pitcher and current Astros executive struck out an MLB-record 5,714 batters and has the most no-hitters of all-time (7), but on Tuesday he couldn’t hit the plate. Craig Biggio, who recently missed being voted into the Hall of Fame by 2 ridiculous votes, could...
Via Diehardsport
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan, Biggio to be battery mates once again

Houston baseball legends Nolan Ryan and Craig Biggio will be teaming up once again to deliver the ceremonial first pitch during the Astros' Opening Day festivities on Tuesday. Biggio, whose rookie season in 1988 was also Ryan's last with the Astros before moving on to the Texas Rangers, caught the Hall of Famer's 100th career win, and the two will be battery mates again...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Nolan Ryan to throw out first pitch to Craig Biggio for Astros opener

Astros legends will be part of the Opening Day first pitch ceremonyCredit: Nick de la Torre / Houston Chronicle While the Houston Astros team on the field is definitely built for the future, the teams ownership and management is giving a nod to the past.  After bringing Nolan Ryan back as a special adviser to his son, team President Reid Ryan, he has been tapped to throw out the...
Via Reading Between The Seams
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Astros: 2014 Season Preview

Standing O Sports is previewing all 30 Major League teams seasons, division by division, team by team. Up next is the American League West and the Houston Astros. What Happened Last Season The Houston Astros first season in the American League was a forgetful one. For the 3rd consecutive season, Houston set a franchise record for losses in a season, this time with 111. Astros...
Via Standing O Sports
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Writer Has Interesting Idea for the BBWAA

Talk about the Hall of Fame seems to bring out the worst in a lot of people.  And, no, I'm not just talking about perennial punching bag Murray Chass. Remember Jerry Dowling?  Yeah, he was the guy who labeled Craig Biggio a "cheater" and left him off his ballot because he wore a protective elbow brace. Then there was Los Angeles Dodgers beat writer Ken Gurnick...
Via Hall of Very Good
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Craig Biggio Snubbed By The Hall

Craig Biggio was a mere two votes short of being enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame on his second ballot.  To me and many—even outside of Houston—he should have been a first ballot player.  As a member of the exclusive 3,000 hit club it should have been a lock.  Add to that he excelled at catcher, second base and center field and racked up 3,060 hits, 291 homers, 414 steals...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame voter says Craig Biggio is a 'cheater'

After the 2013 vote yielded no Hall of Famers, this year's was supposed to be the one that helped baseball (and its writers) turn the corner. The whole Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens steroid debates had come and gone, Jack Morris would (finally) be off the ballot after 15 tries and with the likes of Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine eligible, Cooperstown was prepared to, once again...
Via Hall of Very Good
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

This Hall of Fame thing just isn't fun anymore, you guys

You know what would be great? If a MLB team signed one of the top free agents this week. Or if a couple of clubs hooked up on a trade. If it was a blockbuster-type deal involving a big name and multiple players, that'd be even better. Just give us something else to talk about for the rest of the week than the 2014 Hall of Fame election and its voting process. Because that...
Via The Outside Corner
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Craig Carton to Mike Francesa on Biggio HOF talk: "Shut the F up!"

Mike Francesa, yesterday: “As I see it there are two criteria for being a Hall of Famer. First, you ask yourself, ‘Is this guy a Hall of Famer?’ If the answer isn’t a resounding yes, than the guy isn’t a Hall of Famer.”Then? He went on to 5.5 hours of Craig Biggio percentage debate. This morning, Craig Carton responded to the show debating HOF ins and outs ad nauseum...
Via Bob's Blitz
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rosenthal: Hall voting system ain't broke — but SHOULD be tweaked

Sorry, the system isn't broken. It wasn't broken last year, when no player received enough votes from the Baseball Writers' Association of America to win election to the Hall of Fame. And it sure wasn't broken this year, when the BBWAA -- in results announced Wednesday -- elected three players for the first time since 1999, and very nearly a fourth. (Greg Maddux...
Via Fox Sports
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Biggio barely misses cut, Morris left out of Hall

Craig Biggio barely came up short, so he'll be back next year. Jack Morris' outing is over, and he went the distance again. Mike Piazza, Jeff Bagwell, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens also were kept out of Cooperstown when Hall of Fame election results were announced Wednesday. And while first-time eligibles Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas sailed right in, the big...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN's Le Batard gave his Hall vote to website Deadspin

ESPN host Dan Le Batard acknowledged Wednesday he gave his baseball Hall of Fame ballot to the website Deadspin because he detests the ''hypocrisy'' in the voting process. Le Batard confirmed he let Deadspin readers decide which players he would vote for. Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas were elected -- they were on Le Batard's ballot, as was Craig Biggio...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Craig Biggio releases statement about not getting into HOF

For the second year in a row the BBWAA did not elect former Houston Astros player Craig Biggio to baseball’s Hall of Fame. Biggio finished with 74.8% of the necessary votes this year, failing to be elected by two votes out of 571. Though MLB.com writter Brian McTaggert, Biggio released the following statement. Congratulations to Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas. Obviously...
Via Tireball.com
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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