Close calls: 20 MLB greats who came closest to Cooperstown but never made it

There will be a special moment for a certain pair of performers who will be honored when the National Baseball Hall of Fame prepares to welcome another class to Cooperstown this summer. Jack Morris and Alan Trammell will finally have their day in the sun, ending their long waits for Hall of Fame nods.For some, that day has still not arrived. For as many legends who have found ways...
January 23, 2018  |  Discuss

Former Mets batting coach Cavarretta dies

Former Mets batting coach Phil Cavarretta passed away yesterday at age 94. Cavarretta joined the Mets in 1973 as a batting instructor, working with major league hitters during Spring Training and then the minor league hitters once the season started. In 1975 he was added to the major league staff on a full-time basis, where he remained through the 1978 season. Batting coaches were...
December 19, 2010  |  Discuss

Former NL MVP Cavarretta dies at 94

Former Major Leaguer Phil Cavarretta, who won the 1945 National League Most Valuable Player Award while leading the Cubs to their last World Series appearance, died on Friday. He was 94.
December 18, 2010  |  Discuss

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Sports & Politics Intersect: Presidential sports coverage from coast-to-coast

The 'Braves new world' quiz

NHL Weekender: Kings, Avs pushing their way into the postseason

Top 10 players at every MLB position for the 2018 season

Jamal Murray's heel turn is exactly what the Nuggets need

The '30 for #30' quiz

Why you should watch this year's NCAA Tournament

Why you shouldn't watch this year's NCAA Tournament

Marc-Andre Fleury's resurgence in the desert

Top 50 MLB prospects for 2018 and beyond

For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker