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Biggio 'kind of speechless' after Hall of Fame tour

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Craig Biggio was ''kind of speechless'' after completing his pre-induction tour of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ''This is crazy!'' Biggio said Friday, sitting in the Plaque Gallery of the hall. ''I'm kind of speechless. It's an overwhelming feeling, incredible feeling. I don't know what to say right now.'' That's understandable, given it's been less than a month...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Biggio 'kind of speechless' after Hall of Fame visit

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Craig Biggio was ''kind of speechless'' after completing his pre-induction tour of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ''This is crazy!'' Biggio said Friday, sitting in the Plaque Gallery of the hall. ''I'm kind of speechless. It's an overwhelming feeling, incredible feeling. I don't know what to say right now.'' That's understandable, given it's been less than a month...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez, Craig Biggio, John Smoltz Hall Of Fame Caps Announced

This embed is invalid" /> It was announced shortly after Randy Johnson’s Hall of Fame election that the pitcher will wear an Arizona Diamondbacks cap on his Cooperstown plaque. Now, we know which headwear the rest of this year’s class will be donning. The National Baseball Hall of Fame on Thursday announced the logos that will appear on the caps...
Via NESN.com
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Poll: Who will be the next player to enter Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame as a Cardinal?

The Major League Baseball Hall of Fame has been a hot topic over the last couple of weeks as the 2015 class was announced on January 6th. The 2015 class includes pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz, while Craig Biggio was the lone offensive representative. Around Cardinal Nation, the question has been whether Jim Edmonds is worthy of a call from Hall of Fame director...
Via Cardinals Farm
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels and the Doppelgangers

The wires of a several of items on television this week have crossed in my mind. This post is the result. As Tom Brady prepares to lead the New England Patriots into the AFC title game this coming weekend, the Houston Astros noticed the facial resemblance between the star NFL quarterback and a young Craig Biggio. The long-time Astros second baseman was elected to Baseball’s Hall...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Who is Next for 3,000 Hits?

Accumulating 3,000 hits in a career used to be an automatic ticket to the Baseball Hall of Fame, and all eligible players in the modern era sailed in on the first ballot until Rafael Palmeiro in 2011. It was easy to disregard Palmeiro, however, given his suspension do to PEDs; yet Craig Biggio, with 3,060 hits in his career, also failed to get in on his first try, taking three years...
Via Cub Reporter
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball HoF voter claims “eastern bias” is keeping Troy Percival out of the Hall of Fame

Last week, we continued a yearly tradition and rolled out the worst Baseball Hall of Fame ballots following Tuesday’s election of Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz. One of the ballots that wasn’t listed, because it was released by the BBWAA after the election announcement, belonged to Jim Alexander of the OC Register. But if that ballot was made public...
Via Awful Announcing
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: Hall of Fame Fallout

It’s that time of year again. With the annual MLB Hall of Fame voting only mere days behind us, you know darn well what this week’s piece is going to focus on. In fact, this special edition of the Wind Up is dedicated to discussing the 2015 MLB Hall of Fame vote. Let’s begin, shall we? First, the good news: pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz along with...
Via The Sports Post
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Hall of Fame Class Brings Back Fond Memories of Great Indians Era

Major League Baseball in the 1990s and early 2000s was a unique time for the sport and will be remembered in many different ways. Some major records were broken, both offensively and on the mound. There were a good number of stars that were revered. It seemed there were more great players during that period than at any other time. Unfortunately, the era received a little bit of a...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

The four new Hall of Famers presented the Late Show Top Ten

On Wednesday night’s edition of the Late Show with David Letterman, Letterman’s presenters of the evening’s top ten list were the four new inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz read off the list, which was “the top ten things things I said when I learned I made the Baseball Hall of Fame”. Well done, gents...
Via The Outside Corner
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Hoping His “Amazing” Jheri Curl Makes the Hall of Fame

Since he only played for the Houston Astros, there’s no question as to what cap Craig Biggio will be wearing in the Hall of Fame. Newly elected Randy Johnson has said he will be going in as either a member of the Seattle Mariners or Arizona Diamondbacks. Pedro Martinez…he’s just hoping his signature look makes its way to Cooperstown. His Jheri curl. (h/t TMZ) The post Pedro...
Via Hall of Very Good
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Sammy Sosa’s Hall of Fame Chances Take Another Dive

Sammy Sosa missed the Hall of Fame for the third year in a row. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio all received the golden ticket to Cooperstown, but the Hall said no to Slammin’ Sammy. Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds saw a small spike in votes and they are part of the same “club” as Sosa, but Sammy actually got less votes than last year, as did his 90’s...
Via Sports Mockery
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Craig Biggio Breaks Down Hall Of Fame Doors With 2015 Induction

“Close, but no cigar” won’t apply to one of MLB’s best players for a second year in a row, as lifetime Houston Astro, Craig Biggio was elected into the Hall of Fame on Tuesday. Biggio, a man who, during his 20-year career, encompassed what it meant to be a team player, received 82.7, of the necessary 75.0, of the vote from the BBWAA. Last winter, the popular Biggio fell...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Rockie Walker falls short in HOF vote

The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown just gained four new members – unfortunately, former Colorado Rockies outfielder Larry Walker wasn’t one of them. Pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz, as well as Craig Biggio – who played most of his career at second base – were all elected Tuesday, the first time four players have been elected at the same time...
Via Mile High Sports
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

HOF 2015: Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, Craig Biggio

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were voted into the baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America and will be officially inducted July 26 in Cooperstown, New York. Smoltz, Johnson and Martinez are all first ballot Hall of Famer’s. The BBWAA had not voted in four players in a single year since selecting Joe DiMaggio, Gabby Hartnett...
Via Baseball News Source
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez’s Top 10 Red Sox Moments Include Gems, Fights (Gallery)

Pedro Martinez’s career was both colorful and impressive. Martinez was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday alongside Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio. It was the perfect bow for a magnificent career that featured so many memorable moments. Martinez perhaps will be remembered most for his complete dominance with the Boston Red Sox during the late...
Via NESN.com
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Biggio elected to Hall of Fame in 3rd year on ballot

HOUSTON (AP) Craig Biggio played for the Houston Astros longer than any player in franchise history, donning the uniform for 20 seasons. On Tuesday, he was rewarded for an illustrious career with the team by becoming the first player to be elected to baseball's Hall of Fame as an Astro. He says it's a huge day for Houston fans: ''To be able to give this back to them now I'm happy...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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

NEW YORK (AP) -- Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz, a trio of star pitchers who dominated in an era of offense, were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Tuesday along with Craig Biggio, the first time since 1955 writers selected four players in one year. The Big Unit, Martinez and Smoltz easily earned induction on their first tries, and Biggio made it on the third attempt...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Craig Biggio into the Hall of Fame

Craig Biggio is one of the best second baseman in MLB history, and his stats prove just that Craig Biggio, who spent 20 years with the Houston Astros, was finally voted into the baseball Hall of Fame today after having to inexplicably wait for 3 years. That is more a knock on the format of the vote, but also has to do with what many people tend to talk about when looking at 1990s...
Via isportsweb.com
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez: Nolan Ryan, Bret Saberhagen Were My Heroes Growing Up (Video)

Pedro Martinez is a hero to many, but even the Boston Red Sox great has a select few pitchers that he grew up admiring. The three-time Cy Young and eight-time All-Star was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame — along with Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio — with 91.1 percent of the vote in his first year on the ballot. Shortly after the announcement was made Tuesday...
Via NESN.com
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame Results 2015 The ballots are in and the results are official: Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are the latest entries into Cooperstown. This was Biggio’s third year on the ballot, coming in just shy in 2013 and 2014 (68.2% and 74.8%, respectively). Biggio, primarily a second baseman, played 20 seasons, all with the Houston Astros. He boasts...
Via Hot Stove MLB
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Two former Boston Red Sox pitchers among four heading to Cooperstown

Two former Red Sox heading to the Hall of Fame. (Photo/Getty Images)For the first time since 1955 writers elect four to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, Randy Johnson and Craig Biggio received enough votes to be enshrined in baseball immortality. Of the four inductees, two of them at one point suited up for the Boston Red Sox. Martinez was part of...
Via Mill City Sports
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros-great Biggio elected to Hall of Fame after last year's narrow miss

In his third year on the ballot, longtime Houston Astros-great Craig Biggio is heading to the baseball's Hall of Fame. Last season, Biggio missed out on the Hall of Fame by a mere two votes, getting 74.8 percent of the needed 75 percent of all voters' ballots. In 2015, the 20-year veteran appeared on 82.9 percent of ballots by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, more than...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

The worst 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame ballots

This is a column I put together every year, and I relish it. Voting for the Baseball Hall of Fame generates a level of fervor and outrage that is foreign to that we see with other Halls of Fame across sports. Yet, each year, the outrage continues and, if anything, gets louder. This year, the BBWAA got it right. Four players – Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, and Craig...
Via Awful Announcing
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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